A very sincere and heartfelt thank you for all the comments, well wishes and stories shared on my last post. It's been an emotionally challenging few weeks here but I've finally reached a place where I've accepted the situation. This week I have another scan and meet with my Obstetrician for the first time, and intend to elaborate more on the process of arriving at this point after these events occur.
In the meantime I wanted to document these snaps PB took during our 31st week of this pregnancy. I always imagined that if I were to do another series of belly shots more consideration would be put into the mise en scène, however neither party – photographer nor subject – seems interested in pursuing that course. The few images that exist – and in particular these two – have materialised from ordinary moments in our day-to-day, and for that reason I love them as much, or even more, than anything we could have set up. I am grateful that PB whipped his phone out of his pocket and ordered me not to move – he's captured a peace and stillness I wasn't sure I'd reach. And for that truth, I'm ignoring all the things that make me a little uncomfortable with posting them up (lack of clothing, make-up, shampoo) and doing it anyway.