Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey leaving expectant moms envisioning dreamy maternity shoots that turn heads on social media, blissfully giggling every time baby kicks, and walking the streets with a radiant glow. But, while the joys of being with child are undeniable, to assume life with a bun in the oven will always be awesome is just pure fantasy.
Line Severinsen is a Norwegian mother and author of the upcoming book I'm So Pregnant: An Illustrated Look at the Ups and Downs (and Everything in Between) of Pregnancy, which perfectly illustrates what pregnancy really looks like.
And honey, it ain't always glamorous -- no matter what kind of filter you use.
Should you need a good laugh (or a reminder that you made it through the storm), here's a look at some of Severinsen's funniest illustrations of the common pregnancy realities many moms are happy to leave behind.
This book has been excerpted with permission from I'm So Pregnant: An Illustrated Look at the Ups and Downs (and Everything in Between) of Pregnancy by Line Severinsen (kosogkaos.no), © F+W Media, Inc. All rights reserved.