Steph Barnes
August 22, 2017 7:47 am

On paper, pregnancy reads like it should be the most magical time in a woman’s life. As her body changes in powerful ways to accommodate the new tiny human being created, she just couldn’t be more impressed with herself, right? Well, impressive, yes, but happy all the time? Not entirely. This couple’s week-by-week pregnancy photos hilariously show the more chaotic side of pregnancy we don’t too often see on social media.

Second-time mom Maya Vorderstrasse and her husband documented her recent pregnancy in a photo series showing her *real* feelings on a letter board.

From the ridiculous cravings to the complete inability to see her feet or fit into her shoes, the duo effortlessly animates the highs and lows of pregnancy. Vorderstrasse started sharing her photos via Instagram back in May, and has continued to post them every few weeks. She said the inspiration came after noticing other pregnant women were only sharing flawless photos online.

“So I embraced my chaotic life, and decided to share it with everyone in the hopes of helping other mothers realize that it’s OK to not have it all figured out.”

The couple welcomed their second child two weeks ago, just one day after posting their Week 40 pregnancy photo. But that doesn’t mean the hilarious photos stop there! Since giving birth to her daughter, Maya now uses her letter board to bring humor to difficult postpartum topics like, breastfeeding and sleep deprivation.

Maya even included her kids in the fun. Ah! The joys of parenting.

We’re kind of obsessed with these 4 right now and can’t wait to see what the letter board will say as the kids get older.