Friday, July 8, 2011

Belly Cast finished!

Around the 37th week of my pregnancy my hubby and I decided to make a belly cast. I've used modrock before but Axel had little idea of how to use it. Considering he took to it well and did a great job finishing just before I fainted from kneeling on my knees for too long. :-O

I did a lot of image searches online, looking at what other people did with their casts. Sooooo many beautiful casts out there with beautiful whimsical designs on them. I decided to go for something a little more realistic and a little symbolic. The flower is a water lily. At the time I was just drawn to it for some reason, thought a rose might be more appropirate but nope I decided on the lily, just before bubs due date I discover July's birth flower is a water lily! must have been a sign that she wasnt going to come late June. The leaves around the edge are birch leaves for protection and new beginnings according to Wiccan symbolism.And then there is the photo of the parents-to-be. Looped around us is the umbilical cord that connects us to our baby.

While it's technically finished tomorrow I will spray it with a clear vanish and Axel will add some device so  we can hang it in bub's room. I am very pleased with the finished belly cast. Now we just need the baby to put in the nursery. I'm sure it won't be too long now. Here are some photos from different angles.

Yep there are little stars on my nipples! Thought it would be a laugh!

1 comment:

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

This is awesome! I didn't know that people did this these days but it's a great idea. You'll always know how big you were right before birth. And I love how you finished yours with the pic of y'all and then the baby.