I take photos everyday, I write everyday, I do my best to joy everything of importance down so that when I’m old I will remember it.
And of course, when you’re pregnant and are cursed with preggo brain, I try to do it all so that when I pop this baby out, I can remember that at 16 weeks I felt her first kicks or that at 20 weeks I had to have emergency surgery on my appendix.
Another thing I want to remember is just how big I am.
And pictures don’t always do justice to a blooming belly.
Say Hello (!) to the Eternal Maternal Belly Cast!
The perfect way to remember your preggo belly!
From their website: “A belly cast is one of the most accurate and realistic representations of pregnancy because it’s 3-dimensional…unlike photographs or videos. It preserves the miracle of changes Mom’s body has undergone to bring a new person into the world. Belly casting is a true representation of that miracle.”
Each Belly Caster Kit comes with the following:
• 4 rolls of 4 inches x 5 yards plaster gauze
• 1 plastic drop cloth
• 2 oz. Eternal Maternal Bellylube™
• 3 feet picture wire, hook and nail
It has everything you need to do-it-yourself… but I would recommend to not do it all by yourself. I did and ended up making a huge mess. My poor bathroom will never be the same but it was fun.
The best thing about the Belly Caster is that when done, you can decorate it anyway you want. Want to paint it up like a corset? It can be done! Or maybe you want to let your kid attack it with markers and put their mark on their brother or sister, go for it!
And while I am artistic, to an extent, my end result did not end up as gorgeous as these:
(Mirror Ball Belly Cast Image Provided by: www.bellyoflove.com Thx, Allison!)
The possibilities for your cast are endless.
I will warn you against this, make liberal use of the belly lube that comes in the kit, it really helps because taking plaster off of dry skin is not an entirely pleasant experience.
Also, there is a slight smell to the plaster so if you have a super sensitive nose, like me, make sure you open the bathroom window or do it in a well-ventilated area.
The Eternal Maternal Belly Caster Kit can be purchased directly from their website by clicking this link.
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Thank you to Eternal Maternal who provided me a free Belly Caster Kit in return for my honest opinion of their product. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.