Notes to baby: a pregnancy documented in photos #Maternity portraits#pregnancy March 31 2011 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride I am a big-time fan of pregnancy series photos, slideshows, or whatever you want to call them — I think weekly photos of your pregnant self are a perfect way to document the progression of everything. Rachel sent us a link to her maternity series a few weeks ago, and while yes, this sorta thing has been before (most notably by Pacing the Panic Room), I thought it'd be fun to share a few of my favorite from Rachel's set… 20 weeks pregnant! All photos by Rachel. Related Post Tattooed pregnant mama Thanks to Monroe's Dragonfly for submitting this gorgeous shot to the Offbeat Mama pool! We love this photo so hard... And psst… Rachel had a girl! Here's Havia: Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Why getting judgey about parenting is ok NEXT Chic damask litter box hacks and a bonus homemade scratching post Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] This was BEAUTIFULLY done! Such an adorable baby. I hope to start doing this with my son. (We're currently 23 weeks along) Reply I love it! What a wonderful way to keep track pregnancy. You have photos and little notes. This is something her darling daughter can cherish <3 1 agrees Reply this is a really cute idea…i love all of the comments to go with the pictures. idea STOLEN! 3 agree Reply Thanks very much for giving a shout-out to Ryan (and Cole) at the Panic Room. His work is really inspiring and it has obviously inspired a lot of pregnant mamas to get out there and make some lovely keepsakes for themselves and their babies. 5 agree Reply Would it be weird to do something like this during your second pregnancy if you hardly had any maternity photos taken with your first? Reply I don't think so…I was wondering if this means I HAVE to do this with our next kid – OY! 1 agrees Reply Thanks so much for sharing our series with your readers and for all the support. This project was such fun for us to do and we are thrilled with how it turned out. Our next step is to make a Blurb book and send it off to the Grandparents as a gift 🙂 Reply LOVE these. Please keep linking to every picture/letter series you find, they're all fabulous. And congrats Rachel!!! Reply Posts like these make me SO glad I'm lurking on mama blogs before I get pregnant! 3 agree Reply I'm still pregnant and have taken tons of pics…I just wish I'd thought to write down little notes too. Such an adorable idea! With so much going on, I can be tough to remember the thrill of the journey! =) Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.