You know, I started this blog as a way to express myself both through photographs I was taking in college and through words – as an outlet and a diary of sorts. I also thought it would be a great way to keep my family, whom I have lived very far away from since the age of 18, in my life. I think all three of these goals have been accomplished, but it hasn’t been a smooth junction. While I do express my feelings and opinions fairly openly here, I also self-censor quite a bit because I’m aware of who is reading. I do feel the need to say, however, that one of my siblings really insulted me the other day by attempting to assert her superiority by telling me (her 6 month pregnant sister, who openly shares how difficult it is to see her body change in such significant ways [read: getting fat]) that she has “rock-hard yoga abs; is 98 pounds and hot.” The 5 minute phone conversation was filled to the brim with such insults (and ridiculous guilt trips) which ended in me hanging up and not wanting to converse or share my life with her for a long time. So, there, I’ve vented a little without going into all the details and I feel better. That is, after all, one of the main reasons I have a blog.

Exhale.

Now, to embrace my changing and growing body and to be PROUD of the fact that I’m happily married and expecting a child – one of the happiest moments in a person’s life – I leave you some belly shots (it’s been a while since I’ve shared!).

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