Millions view time-lapse video of a mom’s entire nine-month pregnancy

By Dave Andrusko

No secret, I am a pushover when it comes to time-lapse videos that “document” a baby’s development from the very early stages to delivery—and beyond. I watch and re-watch them over and over. 

For example, just this morning,  I revisited a 1:32 video—“A Photo Every Pregnancy Day for 9 Months”–at http://vimeo.com/30039206

There have reportedly been millions of views! Here’s why.

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We learn elsewhere that the mom decided, once she knew she was pregnant, to take a picture each day of herself as her pregnancy—her baby—advanced. It’s all very cleverly done.

Viewed from the side, she holds out a giant pink balloon and mimics inhaling the air. As the balloon decrease in size, she increases until the balloon is empty. 

At the end, she has her back to the camera. She slowly turns around and— voilà —the mom is holding her baby girl.

The mom’s expressions? I won’t describe them. Watch her and when she kisses her new baby, you’ll understand exactly why I love this little video.