thread: Too many photos?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW

    Too many photos?

    DP and I - well I, and I dragged DP into it - have decided to take weekly belly photos, in the hope keeping a bit of a record of my growing belly. I thought this would be interesting to look back on and for now might help me to see the early and quite subtle changes that I so desperately wait for even though I know I have some time before This happens.

    Has anyone else done some thing like this or am I a little obsessive

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    I don't think your are obsessive at all!! I know loads of the girls on here are taking progressive shots, it will be a great record.

    My DH has taken loads of me. We are currently building a house so as we are taking progressive shots of the house, I am standing in the photo and he takes shots of me! So as I am growing the house has been growing too!

    I have been keeping a journal as well, just detailing how much I have grown, what the bubs is up to. Lots of my g/f's say that they tend to forget stuff like that, so you'll be glad you've made the effort now.

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    *Megan* Guest

    I don't think that you are obsessive at all! We started to take belly photos from about 17 weeks as I really didn't show much until then...we now take them weekly! It is not only a good record for the 2 of you - but our family all life in other states, so it is great to send them through!

    Happy photo taking!! \/


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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2004

    I agree with the others. I don't think you are obsessive. I think it is a very nice thing to keep track of and it will be nice for you and your husband but especially your child to later look back on.

    I know that if/when I am pregs that I want to do the exact same thing and incorperate it into the baby book.

    I think you will definately have fun doing it (especially when you can see how much your belly has grown), and you will treasure those pictures forever!!!!!!

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    Debbie Lee Guest

    Go for it! Even though it may feel like nothing much is happening for the first few weeks, everyone is different. Some women show a lot earlier than others. It will still be an interesting reference point for you and anyone else who is interested. You are not obsessive at all!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2003

    i dont think its obessive either, i lost my one from first pregnancy
    actually ive just put up a new one a few days ago if anyone wants to have a looksee on chloe's website


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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW

    Thats so cool that you girls see it that way too. I feel soo much better now. I just thought that in the whole of our lives there is nothing quite so exciting, I just want to savour it

    Thanks girls

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004

    Trust me - the number of people that are paying close attention to my belly means that I wouldn't be even a little obsessive to take weekly photos!!
    Its like everyone thinks they can see the tiniest little chnges, but all I notice is its getting harder to move around, and my pg clothes finally fit!!
    We have taken a few shots, about every 4 weeks or so? They are funny to look at!

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    I didn't go it weekly, I had one taken every 10wks or so. Then that 10 wk photo continued (but with Kameron) till he turned 1.


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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Outer Eastern Subs - Melb


    You can never have too many photos. I only wish I took more during my first pregnancy. I always planned to take one when I first went into labour and I'm so disappointed I didn't.

    This time I will be for sure.

    I say keep that camera snapping



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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    I've got lots of photos on munchkins website (see my WWW link). I don't think your obssesive

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Wales, UK

    I've taken one photo of my belly at 18 weeks, but i've not really bothered apart from that! I think it's a lovely idea though..

    Sarah, can your belly get any bigger? Wow!!!! O

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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    LOL Gwen, it has!!! Going to put new photos on over the weekend.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Wales, UK


    I bet you can't wait for munchkin's arrival now - lovely to see the photo's shoing the progression of your pregnancy. I wish i'd made more of an effort now! O

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2003

    Hey, i took a photo every month from 2 months on the same date each month to see how fat i was getting. Then when Ash was born I made an album with the photo's, plus my pregnancy record thingy from the doctor. Then, from her first day, i took a photo of Ashlea each month, wrote down her weight, height and the date, and also did her foot and hand prints in gold ink. The Album is a black background, with her pic, details and hand/foot prints on each page for each month until she was 12 months old. I love looking back on it, from me getting bigger and bigger, to having her, then her getting bigger and bigger!
    The foot and hand prints were a little difficult at first though!

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    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    I wish I'd taken more photos of 1st pg. I made an effort to pose 1 week before DS#2 came along and am very glad. I've got a bit on video too and I was massive!
    I like the album idea, Dee. I'm sure you'll cherish it as the years go by.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    Sunshine coast, QLD

    I have been slack and havent taken any belly shots at all, must remember to get at least one before the end!
    My 7 year old was looking through his baby album the other day and seen a picture of me when i had just had him and he was on my chest, he said you didnt like me did you.
    I said why and he said because you are not smiling much, i said i hadnt been to sleep for 2 days i was tired!
    He is not convinced, so yeah sometimes photos can come back and bite you lol.
    So now i will have to make sure i do a depressed tired looking shot with number 2 so number 1 dont get jelous lol.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Country NSW

    lol it is funny what children will pick up on.

    Recentely I was at a friends place and her little boy wasa little naughty and was given a bit of a warning, he then turn around to his mum and said "MUM.... I can't believe you DID that!!!" then prompty stormed off.

    I was a little stunned and ask what she did so bad.. I was told that he is quite fond if me and DP and was highly embarrased that he was chipped infront of us. I had to laugh, he is The tender age of 2 1/2 and so worried about his image 8-)