Thirty-five weeks down and 35 days to go. The Investigator, College Man, Big Brother and Peanut will welcome another little girl into their fold in a few short weeks. Another daughter. Another sister.
Twix is coming…perhaps a little sooner than expected unless Mama slows down.
There’s very few things as beautiful as an expectant mother. The miracle of a life growing inside a woman’s body is mind-blowing when you really think about it. It’s our super power. Seriously.
But just a generation ago, pregnancy was not displayed in such an obvious way. In the 80s, we wore clothing that looked more like tents and smocks. We tried to camouflage our *baby bumps* by wearing
billowing flowing baggy clothing that did little to define our growing bellies.
In the early 1900s all the way into the 30s, women who were in the family way wore maternity corsets to conceal their pregnancies. And the upper echelon of women routinely disappeared from public view during their *confinement*.
Mom-to-be in the 50s and 60s were still very conservative. It was easy with boxy vests and jackets and wide, shift-style dresses. Lucille Ball was the first woman to appear on screen while pregnant. And that cracked the door a little wider for pubic acceptance of showing off a pregnancy.
It wasn’t until 1991, when a very pregnant and very naked Demi Moore displayed her bump on the cover of Vanity Fair, did pregnancy-in-public start becoming fashionable.
In a short 100 years, women went from concealing their expending waistline to flaunting the bump and belly love for everyone to see!