The big announcement
Selfies – love ’em or hate ’em, they’re a great way to create lasting memories of your pregnancy. The occasional belfie – that’s a bump selfie – is an easy way to record the changing shape of your bump.
You can upload them to Instagram or Facebook to keep your friends updated with your progress, or just keep them as a private memento – that might even be something nice to show the kids one day! When I was 8 months pregnant with you, everyone kept asking if I was pregnant with twins. That kind of thing.
But it’s not just standing in front of a mirror and snapping your bump, oh no, there’s a whole range of ideas we’ve nicked from celebrity parents to give you some belfie ideas.
Glee actress Heather Morris announced she’s pregnant with her second child with this baby bump selfie. Standing to the side, Heather measured her growing bump against a huge height ruler on the wall. ” ???#thegrowinghubbells,” she commented.
Have a click through our gallery of must-take pregnancy selfies with examples from the experts – well, no one takes quite as many selfies as these guys…
Photo: Instagram / Heather Morris
As demonstrated by McBusted drummer Harry Judd and his wife Izzy, making a heart shape with your hands is a great way to show your bump off when there isn’t actually that much to see!
Photo: Instagram / Harry Judd
Starting to show
Jacqueline Jossa shared her first baby bump selfie 5 months into her pregnancy. But, unlike lots of pregnant celebs, she didn’t do the whole glam-up-to-the-nines thing; instead, she kept it low-key and refreshingly normal by wearing a cosy grey and pink onesie.
Photo: Instagram / Jacqueline Jossa
Kimberley Walsh shared a selfie of her bare 5-month baby bump. “Gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘belly top’,” she tweeted.
Photo: Twitter / Kimberley Walsh
9 months belfie
At 39-weeks pregnant, Helen Flanagan made the most of the sunshine and got out into the back garden in her bikini – taking a selfie to remember her bump at its biggest.
Photo: Instagram / Helen Flanagan
Balancing a brew
Once you’ve reached a certain point, there’s only really one place to put your brew. Alongside a pic of a artfully-balanced cuppa, Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley posted: “Tell you what, these bumps are crackin’ brew shelves! #multipurpose #cheers son.”
Posing with your partner
You can have a lot of fun with your baby bump picture like Coronation Street‘s Simon Gregson. The actor announced he’s about to become a dad for the third time with this picture. Wearing just a hat and jeans, the 40-year-old, who plays Steve McDonald in the ITV soap, clutches a can of lager while he shows off his beer belly. But it’s his wife Emma, 29, who looks the most shocked as she shows off her baby bump in leggings and a crop top. Good job guys!
Photo: Twitter / Simon Gregson
Bonding with big sis
Taking a picture of your bump with future big brother/s or sister/s is a great way to make them feel involved.
Photo: Instagram / Abbey Clancy
Baby waiting game
It was Rebecca Adlington’s due date when she took this selfie. “‘I carried a watermelon’… Well my pregnancy app tells me she’s the size of a watermelon and certains feels that way!!! #ouch #pregnancy#pleasecomeoutsoon #excited”