To most of the world, pregnancy is all about a baby bump, no alcohol, mood-swings and a painful delivery. But the reality is far beyond that. Of course a mother forgets most of the pain and troubles of pregnancy once she holds her cute little newborn in her arms, but the journey of nine months isn’t a cakewalk at all for her.
Line Severinsen, an illustrator animator and a mom of two from Bergen came up with a series of webcomics Kos og Kaos, or “Cuddles and Chaos” in English, illustrating the everyday struggles and struggles of an expectant mom. After starting the comic series in 2012 during pregnancy (and with a little break while she was pregnant with her second child), Severinsen has been glossing the problems of an expectant mother in a hilarious and approachable way. To know more about her work, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Every to-be dad’s biggest fear
Those last three months when you stop giving a try to lift a thing you accidentally dropped on the floor.
That nightmare of water breaking in public
And then vision below the belly is all gone!
Apparently the only exercise in the last trimester is running to the loo
Bravery marks of a strong uterus
Pregnancy cravings are sometimes the weirdest!
Almost a year without alcohol. Sigh.
And then the champ within tries kick-boxing in the middle of the night
Slip-ons are ON!
Pillows Pillows Pillows!
Those hunger calls at 3 in the morning!
And these seemingly adorable questions are fired from every direction
“Bikini this year? Nah, I’ll just stay back home eating a chocolate cake.”
And then you know what you wake up craving for in the middle of the night!
And those Pregnancy hormones!
The last trimester sucks to the heights!
“Swelling swelling everywhere, makes me feel like Hulk”
The ‘Sympathy Pregnancy’ of a balloon comes into play (why?!) as well
And when the first-time dad is shown a placenta
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So ladies, do let us know how correct is Line Severinsen in her comic illustrations- and share with us more of your experiences when you were expecting your bundle of joy. Have a great day!