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Cast that Belly Mama!  A 3rd Trimester MUST-DO

With so many To-Dos, and the endless unfinished projects planned in our busy little minds, who wants to add another task? Well, don’t worry if your mind is fluttering a bit, this is normal, especially when we are expecting a baby.  I am here to help you through the chaos and tell you what is one “MUST-DO” that Mommies can not DO without?  Casting that baby belly, and cast it fast before that baby comes!!  Third trimester belly casting is so fun, so adorable, and so something that you need to do before you birth your baby/s.

I wanted to give my dear friend Nicole a keepsake that she could have forever, something that she could look back on and share with her daughter for many years to come. Although I did not cast her belly(her awesome sister did), I made sure that it was done and ready for me when I arrived to go visit her and little Miss Isabelle Peggy. She had her belly casted around 8.5 months, which is ideal time as the belly is full, round and voluptuous.
Next, I started my decorating process, sanding, buffing, topcoats, embellishments, paper decals, paint details, stencils, stickers, shimmer coat and gloss coat(x3).  I had to make sure I planned for a few hrs each day for about 3-4 days because time between layers/drying is needed for maximum results.

I found that paper, is the best decorating device!  You can buy packets of paper in just about any full service store now…and you can choose your theme/colors of these paper packets as well.  Nicole and I went with a Floral/Animal print theme with color splashes of coral, peaches, turquoise, browns, magenta and shimmer gloss.

I came to visit after baby Issy was born, so I was able to get a little 2 week footprint detail in there, so awesome!!  This is something that you Mamas can add later, don’t worry.  We added the footprint and sticker decals to personalize the baby’s name and date of birth. 

Final steps include checking for imperfections, setting a couple layers of gloss over the inside and outside of the cast, and of course taking pictures.

And we saved the best picture for last!
Mommy and baby girl….

*Always use caution when doing activities while pregnant.  Make sure you have read up on all of the Dos and Don’ts of belly casting.  Have Fun!

Girl, Look At That Body

You’re Sexy, Mom-to-Be, and You Know It!

Linda Renee Dress

We are woman, right? We give birth, we nurture, we like people to hear us roar . . . and we like to get our sexy on! But maybe someone has told you that it’s impossible to be cute and expectant (ahem, Mother-in-Law)? Or that you won’t be cute until you get your body back (thanks, supermarket tabloids and your photoshopped post-preggo pics)? Or maybe you just aren’t feeling it lately (hello, third trimester)? Well, in case you missed this point in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, it’s time to for a reality check and a swift kick in your hot pregnant butt. Buy yourself a few sexy dresses that showoff that bump, put some color in your hair, put on some gloss, and pull out those cute shoes because believe it or not, not only are you sexy right now (some even say at your sexiest)—but  feeling sexy is important for you and your baby-to-be! Mommies, what do you do, or what types of indulgences make you feel sexy?  I want to hear straight from the horse’s mouth!

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