Pregnant Belly Contest Results

Pregnant belly contest results:  On September 3rd of this year, we started a contest. Seven beautiful mamas submitted a picture and we asked you to vote for the one you preferred.

We received 84 votes and the winner is…

Allyson with the picture called Silhouette.   Congratulations!

 

Used by Permission

Used by Permission

 

 

Pregnant Belly Contest Results: Ally

We asked Ally to tell us a bit more about herself and the picture:

This picture was captured last year when I was 37 weeks pregnant by one of my dearest friends, Stephanie Franje, who is a professional-lifestyle photographer (Stephanie Franje Photography- check her out, she is amazing). I selected it because it captured the bond that I had with my baby while he was in my belly. Pregnancy was such an amazing experience and only a taste of what motherhood would bring.
Our pregnancy was a surprise and we were blessed with our son, Noah. At the first ultrasound, I found out that I had a uterine anomaly, through the diagnosis (true bicornuate uterus)*** I was led to a private OB at a birthing center and planned for a midwife assisted homebirth as a means to avoid unnecessary interventions.

 

Noah at one week

Noah at one week

 

 

My water broke at 3:00 am and our little guy was born at 4:50, he was so eager to meet us that he decided to come before the team could arrive!! I birthed him in our bathtub and caught him myself. I really enjoyed giving birth and look forward to adding onto our family. All in all, my experience was positive, empowering and eye-opening.

Hubs and I live in beautiful Sunny SoCal [Southern California] where I am a special education teacher and hubs is a realtor. When we’re not working and taking care of life, ya know, the endless laundry, dishes, to-do list, etc… we love spending time together at the beach, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Eventually, we are working towards me being a stay at home mom.

 

Noah at one

Noah at one

 

Thanks for sharing Ally and congrats!

 

*** Bicornuate uterus literally means “two horns”, and refers to a congenital uterine anomaly.  A true bicornuate uterus is one in which the two horns migrate down but do not completely fuse to make a normal uterus. 

 

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