Like a woman who gives birthÂ once a year, it’s time for myÂ 3rd annualÂ WTF maternity pics round-up. In the past, we’ve seenÂ showy examples ranging from “basic” (painted bellies, heart hands, belly kisses) toÂ “boudoir/pin-up/goddess/angel-
That said, the one thing the imagesÂ don’tÂ all have in common is who’s in them. Sure, 100% ofÂ maternity picturesÂ feature the pregnant mother-to-be, but only about half of them picture the dad-to-be, i.e. the person whose chromosomes make up fifty percent of the baby’s DNA. It makes perfect sense that the majority of the photo shoots focus solely on the mother — after all, she’s the one going through a physical transformation and preparing to birth a several-pound parasite — but the maternity pics that do feature fathers have a special je nais se quoi to them that aught not go unnoticed. I’ve posted a few examples on STFU, Parents (who can forget theÂ Atlas God pose?Â Or thisÂ shirtless guy?), but today’s column is totally devoted to couple’s photo shoots and how completely weird, creepy, ridiculous, and/or emotional they can be. Let’s dig in, shall we?