Pregnancy Time Lapse Videos
Are you taking regular photos of your growing belly? Even if all you can manage is a quick shot in the mirror with your phone in the morning, donâ€™t miss this easy opportunity to record the crazy ways your body is changing in such a short amount of time (even though it doesnâ€™t always seem so short).
After the babyâ€™s born â€“ if you have time, energy and technical skill â€“ you might want to combine all the photos to create a really sweet video keepsake for yourself, for family and friends who live far away, and/or for your future child.
A good way to end up with a video worth keeping is to snap each belly shot against the same backdrop, and maybe in the same outfit, as a way to mark your bellyâ€™s progress. (Just remember to wear stretchy clothes at the beginning!)
One of my favorite belly-shot videos was created by one of my favorite writers and photographers, Ryan Marshall from Pacing the Panic Room. â€śSheâ€™s Got the Magicâ€ť is a montage of photos from an extended fashion shoot he did with his wife, Cole, when she was pregnant with their daughter, Tessa. Itâ€™s as much about fashion as about the belly, and maybe even more than that itâ€™s about a husband who clearly adores his adorable wife. Read the full post here for more details about the project.
Another great pregnancy time lapse video (and another one shot and edited by a proud papa) is this one of Lucy, which Iâ€™ve watched dozens of times because itâ€™s so stinkinâ€™ cute.
Have you seen any great pregnancy time lapse videos or photo montages? Are you planning to make one of your own? (Mine from last time is at the bottom of this post; the belly shots start at about the 2:00 mark.)
Leah (a.k.a. agirlandaboy) is pregnant with her second child, due July 2012, and to be perfectly honest, is kind of freaking out about it. Sheâ€™ll be hanging out at 24/7 Mom to share more honesty, as well as tips, news, links, suggestions, and commiseration with all you other pregnant mamas out there.
Leah has been writing online since 2003. You can find her all over the Internet, but mostly at her personal blog,