Bellycasting. Something I originally thought was super cheesy and unnecessary became one of my fondest memories during this pregnancy.
My artist sister had tried to talk me into creating a belly cast during my first pregnancy but by the time my belly was big enough, I was just an irritable, lazy mess and I just didn’t feel like it. I knew I’d be pregnant again (and thankfully I am now).
This time I was game and at 34 weeks I kind of had a “let’s just get this over with” attitude. After that experience, I know I would have regretted not commemorating this pregnancy with a belly cast. Find out why after the jump.
On a Sunday after a fabulous 90 minute prenatal massage and armed with belly cast instructions, I went to the craft store and Dollar Tree to gather up supplies before heading to my sister’s art studio to create it.
We laid out the drop cloths, I stripped down, and applied gobs of petroleum jelly to the parts that would be eternally documented. Here’s what happened next….
I still have no clue where I’ll put the darn thing but it was a very special day and I can’t wait to show it to the little person who “on the inside” while it was being done.
Did you (or are you) planning to create a cast of your pregnant belly? There are so many cool bellycasting ideas online.