Like many pregnant women, self-described “letter board weirdo” Maya Vorderstrasse enjoys sharing her maternity milestones on social media. While most moms-to-be opt to document the pleasant aspects of pregnancy, Vorderstrasse’s hilarious photos give an honest account of her experiences as an expectant mother.
From “flaring sciatica” and swollen feet to an insatiable appetite and exaggerated mood swings, the comical series of photos captures the not-so-nice side of pregnancy. Inspired by the ample collection of pregnancy posts on Instagram, each picture shows Vorderstrasse posing next to her letter board, which shares how far along she is and details her prenatal progress. Rather than list cute quirks like baby measurements or peculiar cravings, however, the board details the aches, pains, and inconveniences that expecting a baby often entails.
Fortunately for Vorderstrasse, her due date countdown came to an end mid-August, when she gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter. And, while being a parent to a young baby (and a one-year-old!) is tough, Vorderstrasse has shared that she is now over “2 weeks postpartum and kicking its butt!”
In a series of funny pregnancy photos, Maya Vorderstrasse offers an honest glimpse into life as an expectant mother.
She has even continued the series following the birth of her daughter.
Praising our GOD in tears because just like that, our family is complete! Went into labor late at night on her due date, and after ONE push she greeted us with the sweetest cry and the most loving eyes. Welcome to the world, Hazel Marcela. * I will reply to all the messages and comments as soon as I can guys, thank you for all the love and patience. You guys are the best!!
Don’t act like you don’t know . It has been rough, but we are getting there.There’s blood, excruciating pain, and so many tears, but I’d do it all over again for her. If it hadn’t worked out, she would have been bottle fed too like Zoey was after 6 months, because feeding your baby shouldn’t be anyone’s business but yours and baby’s!!! DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! *My incredible, comfortable and easy maternity hoodie is by @boobdesign *My delicious lactation treats and tea are by @mrspatels and THEY EVEN HAVE CHOCOLATE!
And somehow managed to make me cry! I’M LIKE GO AWAY. NO, STAY! HUG ME. NO, DON’T TOUCH ME! UGH!!!!! . Hormones made me cry because: I couldn’t find the remote I made an ugly pancake I was scared Tim’s car would fall into a lake (WHAT THE ?) I didn’t want to be alone I wanted to be alone I thought my baby was so pretty I wanted my mom I wanted to go to an all you can eat buffet, but couldn’t WHAT HAS MADE YOU CRY POSTPARTUM?! . My perfectly comfortable nursing bra is from @bravadodesigns My incredible postpartum leggings are from @baobeimaternity
All images via Maya Vorderstrasse.
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