Artist Created Wholesome But Honest Illustrations About Pregnancy And Giving Birth

Love is a beautiful thing. It’s amazing to find the person who is always there for you, helps you grow and become better, loves you with all your flaws and imperfections. Many individuals, however, believe that true love can only be felt after you have a child. You will only realize how much love you are capable of experiencing after that.

That’s why it’s so amazing to see the journey and experiences of illustrator Amanda Oleander. She and her husband were overjoyed when she found out she was pregnant in 2020! Amanda opted to draw her experiences, which she continues to do even after her beautiful baby son was born.

Pregnancy Reveal

“I’m pregnant! Ahhh, there’s so much to say I don’t know where to begin. Joey and I are so excited to be welcoming a little baby into our lives”

We Love You So Much Already

“It’s still surreal to me that there is another human growing inside of me. Another heartbeat, a little human sucking its thumb and moving around in my belly. My stomach simply looks like it does after a large meal, and I have no sense of what is going on inside. I can’t wait to feel the baby move within my body and see how my body changes as the baby grows. I feel like it’s all happening so quickly, but I’m taking it all in. This illustration is inspired by Joey checking in on the baby and talking to it.”

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Shower Nausea

Thankful For This Life

“This was us this morning. It was the best. So thankful for this life, for this love, and for our son.”

Pregnancy Poop

Maternity Sleep

“Now that I passed the 20 weeks mark I’m not supposed to sleep on my back. Sleeping on my left side is best for the baby so every night I sleep with this gigantic maternity pillow plus another pillow behind my back.

Pregnant Together

“This is inspired by Joey pushing his belly out to mimic mine when we brush our teeth together.”

Do you feel it?

“This is inspired by the other night when Joey and I held each other and said what we say at least once a day to each other ‘Do you feel it? Do you feel how much I love you?!’”

I Felt A Kick

“It’s always so exciting when Joey gets to feel a movement. This is inspired by our nightly routine of feeling him move and talking to him. I have about 3 weeks left of this magical second trimester before I start my third. Where is the time going?!”

Bump Love

“I’m really enjoying the pregnancy journey and having it alongside Joey has been so much fun.”

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Belly Cuddle

“This drawing is inspired by two nights ago when Joey fell asleep cuddled up to me and my belly while I was reading before bed.”

Pregnancy bliss

I’m Here

Late Night Food

Morning Kickstart

“He has been moving like a wild man lately. It’s my new way of waking up in the morning.”

Actions Speak the Loudest


Nursing Dessert

Postpartum Days

Baby Fever

Ear to Heart

Benny And The Jets

Article written by Baby Plumbing

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