It is pretty easy to get showered with attention when you are pregnant. Everyone around you seems to be concerned about your wellbeing and comfort.
You probably also take many pictures of yourself and your growing bump to help you keep track of your pregnancy journey.
However, this all changes once you pop out that beautiful, much-anticipated bundle of joy.
This tiny person has now stolen your thunder. The focus of all those who previously showered you with attention dramatically and instantaneously shifts to this little attention-grabber.
I’ve been there myself... twice! And you know what? We mums are totally OK with attention being diverted away from us.
We love it when people ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the sight of our baby; we love it when they want to take pictures of the baby because she is so picture perfect.
Yes, picture perfect — unlike her mum.
While our babies are busy being gorgeous, we sometimes struggle with our own body image.
Be it dark circles from all those sleepless nights, uneven skin tone from leftover pregnancy hormones, unkempt hair that has started falling out post-delivery and, of course, the excess weight that doesn’t seem to be budging — a new mum will find plenty of reasons to shy away from the camera.
This camera-shyness doesn't end there. As our kids grow and pass several milestones, we get caught up in documenting their precious moments.
Through all of this, knowingly or unknowingly, we often leave ourselves out of the photographs — sometimes by simply being behind the camera.
Well, mum, we are here to give you reasons why YOU belong in that picture with your kids, and why you should be proud about it!