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#1 of 14 Old 12-30-2011, 01:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone? I want to do it, and I have some plaster strips but I have no clue where to begin. Have you done it?

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I did it this weekend. Cut up the strips, lay down a sheet on a comfortable seat, had a towel handy, also a dish of warm water (you don't need like a mop bucket full, but you need more than a cereal bowl full). Slather the belly is some coconut oil (or a lube of your choosing to make it easy to pull off), and with assistance start moistening the strip and layering away. Mine hardened as we went and I was able to remove it about 30 minutes after we started.


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ADVICE- wear undies! got the plaster on my pubes and OOUUCH! a slow wax, very painful. just wear undies:)

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I got a kit but don't know when I'm going to do it- when are you planning on it?


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I did it at 34 weeks, because I know I won't do it otherwise :P


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I am not planning on it, because we move so much, and where would it go anyway?   At my mother blessing last time, everyone painted my belly, which was pretty cool, and the baby went nuts. :)

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I am not planning on it, because we move so much, and where would it go anyway?   At my mother blessing last time, everyone painted my belly, which was pretty cool, and the baby went nuts. :)



Yeah, I'm stuck on the "what would I do with it after" question.  Though I think DD would have a ball covering me with plaster and then painting it!


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Right of passage,
Did you do your belly, or your belly and your boobs, or your belly and your hips? Im undecided. I would really like to paint it pretty and make it a wall hanging, especially since Im not sure if this one will be my last. I really like this one:

http://nolababybump.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/belly-cast-tree.jpg

but my boobs arent that perky and Im wondering if I should wear a bra while I do it.

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I did belly and boobs, Mine aren't perky either, they've been nursing for over 6 years! But I'm going to get it cleaned up and painted here in the next few weeks then I'll share pictures.


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with my first we did not do one but i am soooooooo glad to have one with my second.  it's just chillin in the closet but it's been fun to pull out and hold up to my belly before i was preggo and remind my girl that's what i looked like when she was inside me.  i think it's neat to imagine my own daughters pregnant one day and holding my belly cast of me being preggo with them up next to their bellies.  hoping to do one with this pregnancy but no plans for it. 

 

we'll do a henna design at my mother's blessing.


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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2956826006274&set=a.2956818046075.2155202.1430201125&type=3&theater That should show you my belly cast, this was while letting it harden.


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I am doing one on Sunday! Which reminds me...need to buy plaster strips tomorrow.  I am also getting belly photos done earlier that day. It is a celebrate the belly day for me. belly.gifI plan on doing the one shoulder, boobs and belly. I don't know what I will do with it after as I am not that artistic. I may have it painted in the future by someone else.


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These are my belly casts.

The one on the left is this belly (at 36 weeks), and the one on the right was my DS 3 years ago at 35 weeks.

We don't know what we're having this time around, but it amazes me how differently they look!

 

 

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I shellacked mine and have it hanging in my son's room. I got semi-creative and put one of my ultrasound pictures on the belly, I think it came out really cute and looks nice in his room. 

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