When I Carried You In My Belly is a beautiful picture book which is meant to remind your child: We loved you even before you were born.
Spring is often the time of year when new babies are born, both in the human world, and the animal kingdom. For me, April and May are memorable months since it was then that I found out I was pregnant with each of my boys (seven years apart). Their birthdays are a week apart, in late December, so springtime brings up memories and emotions as I recall those early pregnancy experiences.
There were many magical moments I remember when I carried my boys in my belly, especially our youngest since his big brother would kiss my belly and talk to him as he grew inside there. I would sing to my belly and sit quietly with music in the background as I felt the movements of kicking, stretching, and growing. Being pregnant is a weird and wonderful experience, but often one we don’t share with our kids in full detail.
Thrity Umrigar, author of When I Carried You In My Belly, captures some amazing moments in this picture book illustrated by Ziyue Chen. The book centers around an adorable little girl who hears the story of what it was like when her mother carried her in her belly. The sweet art captures those moments between grandparents, moms, dads and the days and months that led up to the birth of the child.
Once you start reading this book, you’ll start to remember those special stories of your own pregnancy to share with your child. My little guy cuddled up in my lap as soon as I opened the book and he loved the story and the idea of him curled up inside his mommy’s belly.
When I Carried You In My Belly is a gorgeous picture book reminding you of the plans and the love you had before your little ones were born. It’s a sweet picture book for Mother’s Day, a child’s birthday, or any day!