35 weeks and counting down

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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!

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16 thoughts on “35 weeks and counting down

  1. Oh, my! It won’t be long now … although the last month seems the longest, doesn’t it? Wishing you a safe and beautiful delivery and can’t wait to see photos!!

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  2. Yes, Lisa…I remember that Demi Moore cover on Vanity Fair like it was yesterday!

    And I have to say, my friend, this photo you took is BEYOND gorgeous….BRAVA!

    ” 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.”

    Seriously, is true! And this is why I have always believe that women are “special.”

    Beautiful post! And thank you for sharing it!

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  3. It is a most beautiful picture indeed! I well remember those days of concealing the baby bump – the pants with stretchy fronts and billowing tops and muumuu or shift dresses. Acknowledging we were pregnant, but still working hard to conceal it.

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  4. This is stunning! My daughter is 36 weeks and we’re waiting on pins and needles for our 1st granddaughter to arrive. We have four grandsons who are loved beyond measure and now waiting on our little girly girl who will be loved just as much!

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  5. What a beautiful belly!! Your photo is beautiful also. I wish I had a picture like that of myself pregnant. I still wore baggy clothes, even though I was pregnant after Demi’s cover.

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