In the modern world, we are taking more pictures than ever before. Almost every electronic device we own contains a camera of some sort. While most of the pictures we take are thoroughly unremarkable, when it’s a special occasion, most of us like to get creative.
And let’s face it, few occasions are more special than pregnancy announcements. They are a chance for soon-to-be parents to show off their growing bump to friends and family, having them eagerly guess at the gender and name of their imminently arriving bundle of joy.
Check out the video below to see 30 of the most awkward pregnancy announcements in history:
However, not all pregnancy announcements are created equally. Now that maternity photoshoots are commonplace, people are adopting the overused generic poses in even the most creative of photoshoots, something which has been hilariously parodied by men with beer bellies!
So, without further ado, here are 20 of the greatest beer belly maternity photos in existence…
1. Nothing can compare to a mother’s love
Or this guy’s beer belly pride. Brewed with love indeed!
2. You’ll always be safe in my arms
My gigantic and ever so healthy beer belly.
3. Pregnancy is a magical experience
And so is drinking your way to a beer belly.
4. Expectant moms are at one with nature
Middle-aged men with beer bellies? Not so much.
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Alex Lewis was a perfectly healthy man before he was struck down with a “common cold” in November 2013. In fact, so healthy was he that when the flu intensified, he refused to seek medical attention. Just two weeks after the first “flu” symptoms materialized, Alex found himself in the hospital undergoing life-saving surgery.
“I contracted what I thought was a common cold and it turned into a flu which then lead to Strep A. We had no idea what that was at the time and then about two weeks later we found ourselves undergoing amputations. Arm off, legs off and then six months in hospital with facial disfigurement,” he explained on This Morning.
But it wasn’t just Alex that was complacent about his health, his now-wife, Lucy, was also oblivious to the way in which Alex’s “flu” would completely change the course of their life. “I think if it was sort of July, we would sort of questioned it,” she explains. “But because it was November it was just flu time. He was still eating, he was still going to meetings and doing some work and things. It was just basically man flu.”
But it wasn’t just “man flu”, it was something much more sinister. Alex had a streptococcal infection that had caused blood poisoning and organ failure. It was a condition that brought him close to death.
In fact, it’s a miracle that he is even still alive today. Listen to him tell his extraordinary story here…
Just 10 days after he began to feel ill, Alex found himself waking up from a coma. However, it wouldn’t end there for the young father, whose legs and arms were heavily infected. To stop the infection spreading, doctors had no choice but to amputate both of Alex’s legs from the thigh, his left arm, a section of his face and later, after desperate attempts by surgeons to save it, his right arm.
Suddenly, Alex’s active life came crumbling down around him. Now completely immobilized, he faced a bleak future. But thankfully, his extremely optimistic outlook and the love of his now-wife Lucy and their young son, Sam, managed to help him see a light at the end of what must have been a very dark tunnel.
His life may now be dramatically different to the 33-years that he spent able-bodied, but Alex isn’t prepared to let time slip him by. Updating his supporters via his website, Alex shares stories of challenges that he’s taken, such as kayaking in Greenland and skydiving.
The future may look very different to how he imagined it, but Alex is ready to embrace it with the same enthusiasm as before and we wish him all the best on his journey!
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