Their childhood picture came true — only this time, their babies are real and not balloons.
When sisters Brie Dietz, 35 and Chaulet Barba, 33, were respectively 6 and 4, they had no idea their pretend simultaneous pregnancies would one day become reality.
But that’s just what happened to the California siblings, who had the opportunity to re-create the childhood pic of them with balloons in their dresses — but this time as genuinely pregnant adults.
“When we found out we were pregnant together I said ‘do you remember that picture?’” Dietz told SWNS. “It immediately cropped up in my brain, probably 25 years later and I still remember it!”
After some digging, Barba found the 1990s shot of the two with curlers in their hair and balloons beneath their nighties. The sisters then once again posed side by side in their PJs, this time lifting their shirts to reveal their very pregnant bellies.
A few months later, Dietz gave birth to her now 2-year-old daughter Goldie in October 2019, and Barba to her now 1-year-old Gemma in January 2020.
Today, the little girls are extremely close — just as their mothers were and are — and their moms decided to continue the photoshoot further, recreating their childhood balloon pic with their children. Now there is a triptych of the pic, the newest shot of Goldie and Gemma posing with their own under-nightdress balloons.
“We got lucky to have a chance to recreate that,” Dietz — who is now a mother of three — said of the now decades-long photo series. “It made it feel not only like it came full circle from playing that as a kid, but it felt like a special sister moment.”
She hopes that she, her sister and their daughters’ sweet photoshoots can remind viewers of how wonderful girlhood family time can be.
“So many girls can relate to that sweet childhood when you’re innocently playing with your siblings,” Dietz said. “I hope it makes people remember that sweet time when you’re in this little world of your own with your siblings, and we can’t mimic that now in our busy day-to-day lives.”
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