Maternity Photos – 9 Months!

Maternity photos were on my mind since I started to show in my pregnancy. After gaining 50 pounds, and getting “Fat Face” as I like to call it, I didn’t exactly feel beautiful, but my family is on the other side of the continent and they have been anxiously awaiting the ever-loved pregnancy belly. I needed to embrace my rounding figure and see the physical beauty of being pregnant. Maternity photos at 9 months pregnant can be liberating.

The whole process of growing a baby inside of me is beautiful and life-changing. Watching her foot move from one side of my belly to the other is like watching a miracle before my eyes. I have my own little Criss Angel with me at all times and I never know when the next performance is going to take place. Sometimes I watch for over an hour as she moves around and grows. Even though she isn’t here yet, I never feel alone. I talk to her, read to her, and sing to her as if she were already with me because it seems like she is. I never knew that such a love was possible. If this is what pregnancy looks like, than I am beautiful and Della White Photography captured that beauty for me so I can remember it for the rest of my life.

Della is all about capturing those single, frozen moments in time that make your heart skip a beat! She was the perfect choice for capturing the beauty of being pregnant. I may have had “Fat Face” and an extra 50 pounds, but I had pride, excitement, and love that was far more beautiful.

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470 thoughts on “Maternity Photos – 9 Months!

    • I’m not sure if you mean physical comfort or mental comfort, but honestly, I feel little of either 😉

      I’m not-so-patiently waiting for her arrival and her constant kicking in the ribs and pressure on my bladder is a reminder that I still have time before she arrives.

      I mean, 10-15 bathroom breaks in the night can be taxing.

      However, I would do it a 1000 times over to have her with me.



      • Oh I definitely meant physical comfort (though there are mental struggles that accompany pregnancy, too). My second was really tough — constant back/rib pain due to his position, and then swollen and painful hands for the last two weeks! UGH. But yes, I’d absolutely do it again to have these two little guys with me. Hang in there!!


  1. These are beautiful. Best wishes for an easy delivery and joy this new chapter in your lives. Teh serenity catpured in these may be shortlived iwth a little on the way – but it is replaced by something even more special. Enjoy every minute of it.

    I shied away from pregnancy photos – but have one I particularly like taken while cruising Sydney Harbour in a motorboat to view the QE2 and QM when they were both in port. A delightful day although the guy whose boat it was was petrified I would go into labour any second from all the bumping!

    Best wishes.


  2. Your pictures are beautiful! I so wish I would have had professional pictures taken during my pregnancies instead of me standing next to a blank wall with a big belly profile. I actually took one of myself in a bikini! Yikes! Tasteful and tactful is definitely the way to go and you will cherish these forever!


      • You are welcome! Thanks Lesley, I am glad you enjoyed it. As for my zest, when you have spent the first part of your life not appreciating it, I now plan on livingit to the fullest in Christ. I just wish I could join you on your adventures. Looks like fun!!!


      • Weight gain? Goodness. You look fantastic. You know that glow pregnant women get? Yeah–you totally have it. That picture is fantastic. Don’t worry about your perception of weight–none of us sees that. We see a fabulous woman who is clearly delighted with her pregnancy. Congratulations!


  3. Those are so gorgeous. You will remember how she moved around inside your belly forever. And you’ll be glad to have these to show her as she grows up–she’ll be amazed!


  4. Wow, what wonderful photos! I can’t wait to have maternity photos taken too! I love your blue dress, it looks awesome on you! So happy for you, I love the way you talk about your daughter. Beautiful.


  5. You look absolutely beautiful. I gained 53 pounds and I started at 108lbs and I was 2 weeks early delivering! I just shudder to think of how many more pounds I would have gained if my son was “on-time”. Just enjoy that special unbelievable experience because there’s nothing more beautiful than a happy, “glowing”, mother-to-be! B.T.W…as busy as your husband you are – you’ll have that baby poundage off just like – that!!


  6. Best time in my life was when I was pregnant! I can best capture the feeling by saying I felt like Mother Earth. OK. Close enough.

    You look MARVELOUS! Enjoy your pregnancy now and get lots of sleep. Depending on her disposition, you may not get a full night’s sleep for quite a while. Looking forward to more pictures.


  7. As a Mother of 5, you will soon see there is no greater joy than that blessed one in your womb.. Beautiful pictures of you, Dad & baby..
    best wishes for an easy delivery and all the best for the years ahead..
    thank you sharing these wonderful pictures with us all



  8. Congratulations! It is an experience like none other. It is a great joy and it is an experience that will bring out the best in a person. Love your pictures, they are beautiful.


  9. I am so happy for you Lesley. Over the past few months I’ve begun to feel like I know you a bit and I love the fact that you look so happy and beautiful. Congratulations!!


  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    The family adventure soon to come.

    “Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body ” ~Elizabeth Stone


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