Waiting For Things In A Time When You Rarely Wait For Things is a work-in-progress project documenting my pregnancy.
Within my work I usually use myself to explore themes such as body image, self-esteem, self-confidence and anxiety, so it felt natural to make a series about a new phase of my life.
Having never been pregnant before it has been interesting to see the changes to my body.
Each photograph is accompanied by 30 hashtags that make up a diary entry that talk honestly about the experience.
More recent pictures also talk about being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am currently posting this series on my Instagram account.

Below are the first three images and captions, as well as other images from the series.

The Day After I Found Out (4+ weeks)

#SoIAmGoingThroughMyPicturesACoupleOfMonthsAfterTryingToEditTheProjectSoFar
#AndApparentlyIHaveBeenWritingHashtagsForEveryShootOnTheDayApartFromThisOne
#WritingThemOnTheDayIsMuchBetterButOhWell
#ILikeThatIAmWearingThisDress
#NotSureIfItWasAnAccidentOrOnPurpose
#ButItIsTheSameDressAsTheOneIAmWearingInMyPictureCalled
#ItSeemsLikeEveryoneIsPregnantExceptMe
#InMySeriesCalledUlteriorMonologue
#WhichIsAboutWantingToTalkAboutWantingToBePregnantButFeelingTooAwkwardTo
#TheDayBeforeWeHadGoneFoodShopping
#IHadBoughtCheeseThatYouAreNotSupposedToEatIfYouArePregnant
#AndTwoPregnancyTests
#IBoughtTheTestsAsIMyPeriodWasLateAndIWasHopeful
#ButBoughtTheCheeseAsIWasNotThatHopeful
#WellActuallyIWasConfusedAsItHadStartedAndStopped
#IOnlyHadATinyBitOfTheCheeseAsIWasLikeWellWhatIf
#AndThenTriedToDoATest
#ButForgotIWasGoingToDoOne
#SoIWasJustInTheBathroomForAgesDrinkingLotsOfWaterAndWaiting
#FunTimes
#ThenICameOutOfTheBathroomInShockIThink
#AndCalledTiagoIntoTheBathroomAsWeWereAtMyNans
#HeSaidHeDidNotEvenKnowWhatWasTheResultByLookingAtTheTest
#WritingThisNowIHaveABitOfABump
#OnTheDayITookAPictureOfMyBellyAndToBeFairIThoughtILookedABitPregnant
#ButMyBellyUsuallyLookedLikeThat
#AndNowIKnowMyFoodBabiesLookABitDifferentToABabyBump
#ButFoodBabiesWithABabyBumpJustLookLikeABigBabyBump
#AnywaysHereIWasAbout4AndABitWeeksPregnantOrSoTheFolderTellsMe
#IFindItOddTheWayTheyCalculateItAsPartOfThatIWasNotPregnant


I Can Tell My Body Is Already Changing (6 weeks)
 
#WellWeHadBeenTryingToGetPregnantSinceTheStartOfTheYear
#WeHaveAWeddingToGoToInPortugalInJulyNextYearSoIThoughtWeShouldPauseThingsForABit
#ButTiagoSaidWeWereBetterOffTrying
#AndToBeFairIThoughtICouldNotGetPregnant
#EvenThoughIHadABloodTestAtOvulationOnceAndTheySaidAllWasGood
#SoIDecidedIWantedToBeLessStressedOutInLifeSoIStartedToMakeAnEffortToBeMoreRelaxed
#WhenMyPeriodWas4DaysLateIKnowSomethingWasUp
#SoIBoughtATest
#AndIForgotIWasGoingToDoOneSoIHadToKeepDrinkingWaterAndEventuallyIManagedToGetAResultFromTheDamnThing
#AndTheCrossCameUpPrettyQuickThen
#AndIWasNotThatSurprised
#IDidNotHaveMuchOfAReaction
#IWasJustRelievedToKnowICouldGetPregnant
#AndThenIJustGotRealStressedAboutWhatIfThingsGoWrong
#IDoNotKnowHowPeopleDealtWithPregnanciesPreInternet
#AnythingAndIAmCheckingIsThisNormal
#AnywaysICanTellMyBodyIsAlreadyChanging
#AndIHaveBeenFeelingSick
#MorningSicknessIsALieItStrikesAtAnytime
#ButItIsEarlyDaysForMeSoItIsNotYetThatBad
#IKnowINeedToEatMoreCalciumSoIAmIndulgingInCheddarOnSandwiches
#WasTryingToCutOutSugarButWasEatingChutneyAndPickleSoAmHavingMoreMarmiteThanThoseNow
#AndIAmGoingOffFoods
#LikeDaalOrDalOrDahlWhichWeEatAllTheTimeUsually
#AndMyFavouriteLunchOfASpicyBeanBurgerWithGherkinsTomatoesAndHoumousIsNotAsGreatAsItUsedToBe
#AndIHaveEatenThatWeeklyForYears
#AndIMeanYEARS
#AndICanNotDrinkMostOfMyLargeCollectionOfHerbalTeas
#AsEverythingHasLicoriceInIt
#SoItIsRooibosAndHoneybushEverydayForNowUntilIFindOtherOnes

Morning Sickness Is Not Only A Morning Thing (6 and a half weeks)

#SoTheSicknessComesAndGoes
#MorningSicknessIsSuchALie
#IAskedTheDoctorIfSheHadAnyTipsAfterIFirstWentWhenIFoundOut
#SheSaidThatMorningSicknessIsNotOnlyAMorningThing
#WellSheDidNotLie
#SometimesItIsTheMorning
#YesterdayICouldHaveBeenSickOverEverything
#LastWeekItWasMoreAnAfternoonThing
#ButSometimesItIsTheEvening
#SomeoneWasTalkingAboutWarmCamelsMilkTheOtherDay
#AndItWasMakingMeSoIll
#ThenILookedAtMyCollectionOfSoups
#AndJustReadingTheFlavoursMadeMeFeelIll
#ItIsSuchAWeirdThing
#IKnowThatNoOneReallyLikesToVomit
#ButIReallyHateIt
#IOnceProudlyCouldSayIHadNotVomitedInAtLeast10Years
#AndThenMyHousemateMadeMeSuperStrongRumCocktailsWhenIWasDoingMyBA
#AndThatWasGrim
#AndACharmingExBoyfriendTookPolaroidsOfMeByTheToilet 
#EvenThoughHeWasSickMostWeekendsBecauseOfAlcohol
#IDoNotKnowWhatHappenedToThosePolaroids
#BetTheyShowUpIn50Years
#Anyways
#YesterdayIHadStrongMeatAndFishCravingsEvenThoughIHaveBeenVegetarianForOverHalfMyLife
#CouldHaveEasilyEatenCodAndChipsOrATurkeyAndStuffingSandwich
#ThoughIThinkTheyWouldHaveMadeMeSick
#SoLastNightISettledForAVeganFishFreeBurger
#ItWasProbablyTheFirstTimeIHadEatenAFishBurger
#AndItWasAlrightButIWouldNotBeInARushToEatItAgain
I Have Nothing To Show Yet (7 Weeks)
I Have Nothing To Show Yet (7 Weeks)
(Dragon Fruit &) Cut To Finger (7 and a half weeks)
(Dragon Fruit &) Cut To Finger (7 and a half weeks)
Failed Blood Tests (7  and a half-ish weeks)
Failed Blood Tests (7 and a half-ish weeks)
I Worry That People Will Think I Am Drunk Or Hungover If I Am Sick In The Street (8 Weeks)
I Worry That People Will Think I Am Drunk Or Hungover If I Am Sick In The Street (8 Weeks)
Bleeding Worry (9 weeks)
Bleeding Worry (9 weeks)
I Keep Looking At The Scan As I Can Not Believe It (9 and a half weeks)
I Keep Looking At The Scan As I Can Not Believe It (9 and a half weeks)
Bloody Blood Tests (10 weeks)
Bloody Blood Tests (10 weeks)
I Feel Like My Body Has A Big Job To Perform Now (11 weeks)
I Feel Like My Body Has A Big Job To Perform Now (11 weeks)
I Definitely Have A Belly Developing, But I’m Not Sure If It Is Baby Or Food Or Both (11 and a half ish weeks)
I Definitely Have A Belly Developing, But I’m Not Sure If It Is Baby Or Food Or Both (11 and a half ish weeks)
It Still Feels Like Pregnancy Is Something That Happens To Other People And Not Me (12 weeks)
It Still Feels Like Pregnancy Is Something That Happens To Other People And Not Me (12 weeks)
I Wore This Jumper As I Thought It Might Go Well With My Dark Eye Bags (12 weeks)
I Wore This Jumper As I Thought It Might Go Well With My Dark Eye Bags (12 weeks)
Resting, Taking Vitamins, Staying Hydrated, Eating Fruit & Veg (13 weeks)
Resting, Taking Vitamins, Staying Hydrated, Eating Fruit & Veg (13 weeks)
My Due Date Got Put Back To Its Original One (Nearly 13 weeks)
My Due Date Got Put Back To Its Original One (Nearly 13 weeks)
90% Of My Social Media Advertising Now Is To Do With Pregnancy (Nearly 13 Weeks)
90% Of My Social Media Advertising Now Is To Do With Pregnancy (Nearly 13 Weeks)
I Feel Like All I Write About At The Moment Is Vomit (13 weeks)
I Feel Like All I Write About At The Moment Is Vomit (13 weeks)
Don’t Touch My Belly (14 and a half weeks)
Don’t Touch My Belly (14 and a half weeks)
You can see more photos/read the hashtags from the series on my Instagram account.

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