Laura Leigh Bean

Illustration, Visual Branding + Design

Illustration: Pregnancy

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Big news: I'm pregnant!  

I somewhat hate myself for perpetuating the myth that pregnancy is nine months of glowing skin and gazing adoringly at a perfect basketball-belly. The truth is closer to consistent, mind-numbing exhaustion and serious questions about my ability to tie my shoes or shave my legs for the next 4 months. But I mean hey... I hear it's different for everyone, and this little lady I've illustrated is all about that pregnancy glow.

Lest you think I'm overly negative about this whole situation, don't worry! I'm maintaining perspective here. There's a sweet little baby boy at the end of all this with my name on it, and I couldn't be more excited.

Also, my hair and nails are growing like crazy, and my husband is sweeter than ever, which I would have sworn was impossible. Perks!