Monday, March 05, 2007

You've got the Cutest Little Labor Face

I decided to take part in a photo tag. Stefanie started it over at Adventures in Babywearing. Check out her new profile picture... she looks like a model for goodness sakes!

So all those who take part are supposed to post a 'belly shot' from when they were expecting. I've posted this picture before but here it is again... in all it's un-retouched glory.




Not only is this a photo of me pregnant but I also happened to be in labor and only about five hours away from giving birth. I like to call my expression my 'labor face'. You can see I have the exact same expression earlier in the day both here



and here




during an outdoor church service and potluck lunch which followed. It could also be called the 'Holy Crap I'm about to become a mother!' face.

Miss A was born naturally at 3:14 AM at 8lbs 7ozs. I still can't believe that was nearly two years ago. And when I think back to how she was in those early days - stubborn and sometimes angry at the world, I realize that not much has changed. For some strange reason I find that kind of comforting.

13 comments:

Glass Half Full said...

So funny -- esp your expression in the first photo! Were you REALLY in labor??? :)

Mama D said...

I certainly was. Like I said, about 5 hours away from giving birth.

New Mama's Nest said...

Time flies doesn't it? I love the 'labor face'!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I love it! I think I know that face!!! Wow- in just 5 hours you were holding your sweet baby... I do miss that feeling *sometimes* ... thanks for playing along!!

Steph

busybusymomma said...

Oh, that's awesome! Just hours from giving birth... such a scary and exciting feeling.

Great pictures!

bon said...

Hahahaha! A "labor face"..... is that anything like your "game face"?

Sadly I don't HAVE any belly pictures
that I can find without an hours long search.

Cyndi said...

LOL I thought maybe it was a "get outta my face with the camera" face. :)

Jenn said...

I remember that morning, and that face. Wasn't I in your face with a camera too!?

Love the belly pics!

Jenn said...

Oh, and I forgot you had short hair! I like it.

Lynne said...

Great pictures! I was never brave enough to show my bare belly :-)

Jennifer said...

Your title captured my interest right away. I'm guessing you have a great sense of humor. The face is funny! You look great to be in labor only 5 hours away from delivery!

Jamie said...

I so regret not taking more pregnancy pics, they are fun to look back at.
Thanks for sharing yours!

kimmy said...

wow...i wonder how big i am going to get... my husband was 9lbs 4 oz.. but me on the other hand i was only 6lbs 6oz.. i hope i don't have a huge baby.. but you can check out my site and see how big i am now...

kim