Sunday, July 20, 2008

Belly Casting

JoLyn, one of my La Leche League Leaders is also doula and childbirth educator. She mentioned to me that if I was interested in making a pregnancy belly cast, she'd be happy to come over and make one. I have seen several belly casts online, but never attempted one with my boys' pregnancies. So we decided to make a fun evening of it and invited another Leader, Leanna, to help.

Doug was kind enough to occupy the boys while we made a big mess and chatted. Aidan was very curious about the whole thing. He knocked on the dry cast before we removed it and said "Baby Ella! Are you trapped in there?"

The cast is still drying, but once it is completely dry I can paint it and will have the boys put their handprints on it. When Eleanor is born, we can add her feet prints to it. What makes me the most excited about it, is photos I have seen of the baby nestled down inside the cast after birth. I can't wait to try that!

Edited to add pics of the drying form.
My belly view:

Baby's view:


~Melissa~ said...

That is so awesome!!

jane said...

I love it! What fun to nestle her down it after she is born. You are beautiful mama, Ella will be here before we know it!!!
Hope you are feeling good.

JennyH said...

How cool! I like the nestled baby thing. I had never seen that.

nana said...

I am glad you did this. I know the boys will be more than happy to put their hand prints on it. Can't wait to see all of you guys.

Love Nana

Tiffany said...

That is so cool Deb. I can't wait to see it all painted!!