I finally took the plunge. During my third and final pregnancy, I stepped out of my comfort zone and into the milk bath. My last two pregnancies left me feeling incredibly self conscious. I was embarrassed to be photographed, and at times, I never wanted to remember looking as plump as I did. But this last time around felt different. Sure I was swelling incredibly fast, but as I looked at my two sweet children, my little boy and my baby girl, I knew just what this body was creating for me. So I captured it. I captured a round belly and an even rounder belly button. I captured stretch marks, skin dimples, and way-too-prominant sunspots. But I also captured beauty, grace, and the truest work of God himself. So here ya go. Take the plunge ladies, step into that milk bath. There will be times you remember nothing but heartburn and growing pains, but alongside these photos, there will be even more times you reminisce on all of the beauty in making your sweet babies.
Photography by Jenna Rydelek – @jen_rydelek