Time-lapse videos depicting the many stages of pregnancy are nothing new. They're so typical, in fact, that my eyes immediately glaze over when a new one crosses my digital path. But for some reason, when I watched this Reddit-posted GIF showing a woman moving in a circle over the course of her nine-month pregnancy until the moment where — poof! — there's a baby, I couldn't look away. First of all, it was quick (it clocked in at five seconds), but it had me completely mesmerized. After I realized I'd been watching the same clip on repeat, maybe 20 or 30 times, I forced myself to blink, looked away, then looked right back with a list of stream-of-consciousness follow-up questions:
- Where'd she get that top?
- How aren't her feet swelling even a little bit?
- Those high-waisted skinny jeans zip up the side?!
- Wait, how is she still able to shimmy into those at all when she's nine months along? Did her hips really not expand?!
- Her hair got so thick and voluminous! Has someone told her it's going to fall out?
- Is it just me or is her beaming smile fading? Ah, the joys of pregnancy.
- OK, can that baby be any cuter?
We may never have answers, but — based on this time-consuming yet clever video idea and her amazing nonmaternity maternity style — we all now have some seriously unattainable pregnancy goals.