Raise your hand if you’ve seen your mother pregnant! Okay, that might not be too much of a stretch because many of us have younger siblings or there might be photos showing you how your mother looked as she was great with child.
But how about seeing your grandmother pregnant? Probably not too common. And what about your GREAT grandmother? Raise your hand if you’ve seen that!
Can you see my hand wildly waving? And can you see the big smile on my face? Because I think I HAVE seen my great grandmother pregnant and now I’m going to share it with you.
Here’s my great grandparents, Bertha Schwartz and Abraham Gunzendorfer, standing on the porch of a house.
I haven’t yet figured out if it was their house or just where they were but what a beautiful house! They look quite at home so I’m imagining it’s their house but for now I’ll just have to be satisfied seeing them there together.
And here’s one of just Bertha by herself.
But wait! All of the other photos I have show her as a very small woman with dresses cinched at the waist and this dress looks quite different. So I had to zoom in closer to check it out and look what I see!
She’s pregnant, right? Or is she just dressed up to go to a costume party as a court jester? Maybe she’s in her bathrobe or housecoat? Or maybe she’s not pregnant but just gave birth to a child?
Here’s a photo of Bertha (on left) with an unidentified friend – she has a very tiny waist and wore her dress tightly cinched at the waist. Not pregnant.
So what do you think? Have we now seen my great grandmother pregnant? PLEASE SAY YES!