Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: What Instagram Didn't Tell You.....

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

What Instagram Didn't Tell You.....

Ahh Instagram...such a beloved app by bloggers far and wide, but isn't it just all too easy to make life look effortlessly glamorous and wonderful with the assistance of the Amaro filter and a bit of creative cropping?!

Today I'm coming out of the Instagram closet to share the truth behind some of my recent Instagram "snaps"....

My recent Bump Watch photograph - oh look at me...all big smiles, proudly displaying my bump, not a care in the world.

What this photo does NOT show you is that not 10 minutes after it was taken, I was laying on my bed crying with my legs in the air while poor old Jon administered yet more hemorrhoid cream because I have bum grapes that belong in a Guiness Book Of Records.

Yay Pregnancy.

Ahhh...such a lovely snapshot of Tyne lovingly stroking my bump.

This photo accompanied a blog post all about how I'm encouraging him to bond with the baby before its born.

My intentions are all good of course....but since this photo was taken he's developed a new favourite thing to do with the bump....hit it.

Yep...he likes to come up, give it a good old whack and say "HIT THE BABY!!!"....

And when asked what he's going to do when the baby is born...his response is, yep you guessed it!, "HIT THE BABY!"....I think we may have a slight case of the Damien's on our hands.....

This photo was proudly displayed on my Instagram feed a few weeks ago, showing our new wall decor in the dining room.

I MAY have forgotten to mention that it took 3 hours and a LOT of excessive swearing to actually complete the job....oh and a lot of arguments too, big ones....there were nearly lawyers involved....

This was my proud little display of my fabulously diverse cooking skills showing my attempt at some handmade Mediterranean lamb koftes with brown rice  ... yes I was quite proud of that meal! It was very tasty too!

Although Instagram failed to show you that I had to eat it with my hand wrapped in a wet bandage because I'd burned it THAT badly on the grill when I accidentally set fire to the original set of kebab sticks.....

Does YOUR Instagram account hold any hidden secrets?! Feel like sharing? Come'll make me feel better!

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  1. Oh that's so funny! I often think if people really knew what was going on behind the scenes of the photographs on my Instagram, they might less inclined to like! haha

  2. Ha ha this post made me laugh. Refreshing to hear the truths behind the pics 😄 oh and my eldest used to always hit my bump when pregnant and was quite nasty to me at times ( think why his sister is so tough!) but he changed when she arrived and was really protective over her!

    1. Lol glad it made you giggle! And that's great to know, I`ll hold out hope then! ;) xx

  3. Brilliant post hun! This is so true about so much social media. It's great to know some truths behind some of your pics! Xx


  4. Yes I love this! I shared my real life recently and sometimes it's good to share what really goes on! Great post xx

    1. Ha! Thank you! Ooh will go and have a look at yours! :) xx

  5. Haha this is such a fun idea! I may need to rustle up a post of my own to cheer you up! xx

  6. Love this,crickey yes!!!
    I often tidy a ready for a picture to be taken lol

  7. hahaha! This made me laugh.....Only tonight I took a pic of my girls playing nicely together....Before I did I had to move the tea plates and 10 minutes after I did they were fighting

  8. spat my drink out at 'bum grapes' hahaha!

  9. Haha, great post - I think we all try to get the best images to post on Instagram, the blog etc - we get there in the end but it takes a lot of effort! The amount of time it takes for me to get the dog and baby looking in my direction when I'm trying to take a photo of them! Just followed you on instagram now so I can see more of your photos and figure out what is actually happening behind the scenes... :)

  10. Oh my word. I just actually LOL'd especially at the Tyne part! I think it's cause it reminded me of "Kick the baby" on South Park :') I will certainly post some of ours! Great post!

  11. When I was having Stacey my two youngest nieces used to rest their chins on my bump and yell "SCARE THE BABY"! They didn't do it once she was born though so there is hope for Tyne yet ;)

    I love guessing what's really going on in other people's Instagram snaps. I'm sure everyone's life is far from perfect!!

    Louise x

  12. The Mother says - Love it!! Behind every photo, there is a true story. Well Done you for being honest and really sorry to hear about the bum grapes!! I had them too and an elderly relative who used to be a Matron suggested I spread a sanitary towel with margarine and wear it as 'aparently' the salt from the margarine shrivels said bum grapes!! Now that could've been a good photo!!! Good Luck sweetie :) #sharewithme

  13. Love it! Instagrams for those perfect pictures but the stories behind them are much funnier!

  14. Hahah I love this and I bet we all have hidden instagram secrets behind the photos for sure! Great post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme


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