#36 1/2 weeks

i have been tracking my belly growth through photography, though not religiously

it has been as much a surprise honestly as my bike accident was years ago, and i like tracking the change from an observational standpoint as i did for the oral series

i was so unprepared. i thought i would become 4 times the size i started out being, and my purchases of XXL maternity clothing and kaftans that i absolutely swim in have revealed my inability to really see my body clearly

i look forward to examining the process, afterbirth, and what i hope will be my body's return to its former shape, although i know like any other metamorphosis, this experience will forever mark me