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Twilight Tuesday Scrapbook Challenge #4: The Unflattering Side of Pregnancy

Yeah, yeah… I know… it’s a doozy of a title. I’m sure it’s giving some of you the willies just thinkin’ about what you looked like when you were with spawn..I mean child (I totally called the kids Spawn while they were in utero!)! You should know by now.. I like to do projects that make people think… make people feel… push the envelope a bit! So, play along with me won’tcha??? Here’s what I wrote on the TTIC blog:

Hello! It’s Alison bringing you the next Twilight Tuesday Scrapbook Challenge! Ok, hear me out with this one. Think of this as a celebration of the New Year. As a purging of the soul. As a way to get out the nasty feelings we sometimes have about ourselves that will make us feel better. I betcha you’ll feel a lot better! Spoiler Alert!!! If you have not read the entire Twilight Saga then STOP!!! Go finish it already ;) and then you can come back to read this post!

Bella looked like…well, she looked like hell in Breaking Dawn when she was pregnant. I think all women at some point (if not all) during their pregnancy that they just don’t look their best. That glow? Yeah, that’s just sweat! You know what I’m talkin’ about! This week, I want you to make a layout (with or without photos) about how you looked. Journal about how you think you looked.

No kids? Make a scrapbook page (again, with or without photos) about a time when you think you didn’t look your best.

Here’s what I made:


See??? If I didn’t tell you it was me, you’d never even know. C’mon… you can do this challenge!!! Click on the pics to see ‘em bigger!


Here’s what I wrote in the journal box:

While I was pregnant with Rhi, my poor body was so swollen! My ankles were as big a s thighs, my fingers as fat as hot dogs… I hated that my feet were so big that my socks didn’t fit. Missed wearing my rings on my fingers. Big & bloated- that’s what I was. It wasn’t pretty, but it was so worth it!

How nasty is my non-ankle??? Gross! I still can’t believe how huge I was! I had to wear Gene’s socks for cryin’ out loud! So there you have it. Me at the tail end of my pregnancy, sad and like a beached whale. But I am so glad that I took these photos, because I never would have remembered just how big I had become! So… what’s your story? Remember, you do NOT have to put in photos if you don’t want to (even though it would be so much more fun if you did!). Share with me, and the rest of the TTIC team! Can’t wait to see what you come up with !!!


Erica said…
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your photos! The layout is great and I love the handwritten journaling! Beautiful work friend! Hugs!~Eri
Kristen said…
Very cool idea! This is great because it is different. I love the different slant on pregnancy idea...
Dani said…
Great LO!
It is amazing what we go through to have these sweet children of ours!!!
margie c said…
Beautiful layout, Alison!
What we go through for a wee lil ones :)

TFS! hugs,
Jen said…
Beautiful layout Alison! I had to chuckle at your choice of swollen for this... when I was pregnant with Evey my feet got so big I had to wear flip flops to work everyday because I couldn't get my feet in any of my other shoes. the other staff members were completely jealous as flip flops are a huge no-no for staff, lol. :D
Really gorgeous layout! I totally feel you in these pics, with my son I had to go up 2-2 1/2 shoe sizes because of all the swelling. Ah memories.;)

Beth said…
That is awesome! How this brings back the memories!! great layout and challenge!
Tonya Klar said…
This is so awesome!!! I love it! I'm sorry I flaked on you. I'll get mine done soon...
Beth said…
PS - I still call my kid Spawn. LOL
Jennifer said…
Great layouts! I wish I took more pictures of myself when I was pregnant. I will need to find some. BTW, I saw all kinds of Twilight things at Wal-mart. They had cards and candy. All different kinds. Chocolate boxes and sweethearts. Different shapes and sizes. You need to check it out!
Rebecca said…
I loved how you did the swollen letters, such a great way to tie it all together! I'm sure you were still beautiful each and every moment of your pregnancy!
Alyssa S said…
Wow! That ankle looks painful! You're right though, no matter what we go through it's so worth it! TFS
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