How to make a cast of your baby bump

How to make a cast of your baby bump

When I was pregnant with Autumn, I saw lots of photos on the internet of women who had made plaster casts of their pregnant bellies. I thought it would be a lovely reminder of my bump and thought it would be amusing to wear in the future to see how big my bump was, (it was HUGE, I can barely believe it when I place it against myself now). Lots of women online also paint beautiful designs on theirs. Mine is still just plain at the moment, but I’d like to do something with it in the future.

Lots of places online sell kits for doing this and they often retail at around £15, but you can do it much more cheaply! All you need to do is buy some plaster of paris bandage rolls and some petroleum jelly. We managed to get these rolls from our local craft shop for a little over £1 each roll. I’m petite and two rolls just about made a cast of my bump, so for most women I’d probably recommend getting three rolls – you’ve still probably saved about £10!

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When I found out I was pregnant

When I found out I was pregnant

I’ve really enjoyed my When I found out I was pregnant guest series over the last few weeks. We’ve had such a variety of stories! I’ve been asked whether I’m going to share my story, so I thought I would!

I hope you enjoy reading my story and please do check out some of the ladies’ stories too! View Post

When I found out I was pregnant – Mummy Confessions

When I found out I was pregnant – Mummy Confessions

Hi and welcome to my When I found out I was pregnant guest series! It was originally supposed to be a 12 week series, but not everyone responded. To be honest, I’m worried about having too much of a good thing and overdoing it anyway. As such, this will be the final week of the guest series and as has been requested, I will reveal my story next Saturday.

This week I’m excited to introduce Mummy Confessions from Down Under, who wondered how she was going to tell her husband!

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When I found out I was pregnant – Beauties and the Bibs

When I found out I was pregnant – Beauties and the Bibs

Hi and welcome back to my When I found out I was pregnant guest series! This week I’m excited to introduce Jess from Beauties and the Bibs. She was surprised to find out that she was pregnant after friends had joked with her and worried about how she was going to tell her mum! View Post

When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy

When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy

Hello and welcome back to my guest series!

This week, I’m delighted to introduce Naomi aka. Tattooed Mummy. She’s a mum of a 17 year old, but she can still recall the answers to these questions as though it were yesterday.  View Post