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Old 12-18-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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Thanks, mama! Janis did one too...hers looks great as well I don't think we have time to order one...too bad b/c I loved one site so much! But we found info on mdc for Rigid Wrap that you get at Micheals and I'm going to get some picked up asap. Thanks for the info! Hopefully I can post pics of it soon...and the belly painting we are doing today or tomorrow
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My Belly Cast!!!
http://philhyde.smugmug.com/gallery/...39023134_nAeJh

There is no reason on earth to buy a kit for the belly cast. I bought gypsum strips from a medical supply store - I got 3 rolls of it, and we got tired of distracting the kids from making a huge mess, so we just stopped at 2 1/2. I'd recommend 3-4 for an average mama, or if you want more coverage of shoulders or something.

We covered the floor with an old sheet and then a plastic paint tarp.
We used a plastic bin for dipping the strips into.
I covered myself with olive oil (worked perfectly).
DH wore latex gloves, and I did some smoothing out with bare hands.
It took 45 minutes start to finish.

I used this site primarily for advice - pay specific attention to the instructions for the nipples & belly button!
http://pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnanc...y-cast-467.htm

Today, I got a henna tattoo - I'll get some more pictures of it tomorrow, as it darkens. Right now, it's orange, the goopy part dried up and brushed off, leaving just a faint pigment.

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Janis!! That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the cast and the henna!!!!

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My belly cast didn't work It got too heavy and came off and under dried, top wouldn't. Holes galore b/c it crumbled and eventually it just collapsed and died.

We had a lot of negative feeling while doing it, thanks dp. So I believe that is why...plus the kids ruined a lot of strips and wouldn't listen and well...typcial in my life.

Really bummed and sad. But it wasn't meant to be, I suppose.
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AWWWWWW I'm really sorry about that. I was nervous when we were doing it because we didn't know what we were doing, and our kids were nutty, too! If you're motivated to try again, you could just get the gypsum strips from a medical supply store. I'd come help you, but I don't think that's realistic !

Are you going to paint your belly still?
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Sorry it didn't work out LemonJ. Could you do a painting or maybe just get a really good pic of your belly? I hope so. Take care of yourself!
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http://philhyde.smugmug.com/gallery/...42579471_j8gmD

Photos were taken on the 14th - that's 39.5 weeks. I photoshopped and used artistic rendering on them. I want to frame some of them. Today, we'll take some more with the girls kissing or something - and also with the henna.

Any opinions, I'd be grateful. I prefer the photos without my face, but DH & I like the one of me laughing, even though it's super dorky!
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Oh I love those!!! So artistic!! I like the one of you laughing too. And I really like the one that looks like a rough sketch, just the outlines. You look really good!!

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Here are 37 weeks shots....

Side: 37 weeks

Front: 37 weeks
Side: 39 weeks

Front: 39 weeks
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Christmas day - 41 weeks
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You look awesome!!!!

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You look awesome!!!!

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I think it's a cute pic

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Me again!! henna again at 42 weeks

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Janis, that's beautiful! I love the pic with the kids hugging your belly!! I wish my belly was that clear! My stomach looks like Freddy Krueger paid it a visit!! DD1 gave me some stretch marks to begin with, but this LO has added INCHES of them!
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...Picture408.jpg

My last belly pic!! 2 days from 43 weeks!

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Our camera stopped working right after I took these, so I thought we'd never be able to retrieve them-Best Buy is wonderful, lol! These were taken when I thought I was going into labor. Don't mind "Mount Dont-wanna-fold" behind me lol

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Our camera stopped working right after I took these, so I thought we'd never be able to retrieve them-Best Buy is wonderful, lol! These were taken when I thought I was going into labor. Don't mind "Mount Dont-wanna-fold" behind me lol

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I'm so glad you were able to get your pictures! It's amazing how far we've come from then until now, wow, I can hardly remember what it was like to have a big belly. Your son is a cutie!

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