Real talk, we can’t all take pregnancy pics like Queen Bey.
Pregnancy is hard. It’s hard on your body, it’s hard on your emotions, and this new trend of the super glam pregnancy is great and all, but we don’t all have a team of stylists helping us out and designing amazing photo shoots for us.
We’re looking at you, Mrs. Carter. We can’t all do this.
Maya Vorderstrasse decided she wanted to document her pregnancy just a little bit differently. In an interview with Huff Post, she explained that she was tired of seeing pregnancy and motherhood shown online as “perfect, flawless and effortless” since it was never like that for her or many women she knew. Her pregnancy photos with baby #2 are just a little bit different from what the trend has been lately.
Armed with a letterboard, Maya got honest.
Maya started tracking her pregnancy in photo updates with messages that other moms totally related to.
“Kinda” is putting it mildly.
Hubby was happy to play along, too.
Preach it, Maya.
Poor hubby, that’s a rookie mistake.
Oh, and Maya’s first baby was only about a month old when she got pregnant with her second. The kids are now 12 months old and 3 weeks old.
In case you’re wondering, they’re doing fine and not at all sleep deprived. Really.
You can check out more updates, more adorably honest photos and just bask in the cuteness here.