Did I go overboard? Of course. But I don’t regret a moment or decision I made. I was happy and proud of my body for being able to go through such transformation and make a miracle. I know I act like I’m the only woman who’s ever made a baby. But I think ALL moms should feel this way! We really did do an amazing thing! I might not know how to flip burgers, but hey! I made a baby!
So one day I was looking at belly casts online. I purchased a belly cast kit from amazon. My friend, Jennifer Stano, had done it herself too when she was pregnant and she made it look easy so I thought “why not?”. Okay….well let’s just say I lacked those skills. I made an entire mess at home and looked like casper had lost his limbs. Total disaster. I didn’t even tell my hubby that’s how embarrassed I was hahaha. So plan B. I was determined to find someone that could do it for me.
So as I searched online, I came across Jim Spinner and his portfolio. He does a lot of different things (some of which I wish I didn’t even click on …you know…for the sex industry, you get the idea), but his creativity when it came to pregnant women and belly casting was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Now, I know this isn’t for everybody. And if this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t drink it. But for some of us, this is art, and it is nothing but it. I have gotten comments like “Isn’t that a bit inappropriate to have in your house?” …in MY house, no. We don’t teach our kids to look at human body as a sex object; nor do we make any remarks about it. We just simply hang it up as a piece of art, and that’s that. There’s no “eww” about it. It is a beautiful piece of art. It just happens to be of my shape. That’s all.
So without blabbing too much longer, let me take you through some pictures and the process of getting it done. If you want just the belly cast I believe it’s $750. But it was a while ago, so do not quote me on it. Just call or email Jim. If you want the frame that goes around it, then it’s $1500.
The entire process was about 45 minutes long. From start to finish. However, standing there with the cast was only about 20 minutes. I had my husband’s hand holding the side of my belly, while my hand was resting on top of it. This was actually a good idea cuz I could lean on Jeremy while we were getting it done.
Here’s what I didn’t expect….I nearly fainted towards the end. I think it’s cuz I’m claustrophobic. So literally the last 30 seconds of it, when I knew it was almost about to come off, I just felt this huge rush to just burst out of the cast. But I held on as long as I could, and I made it before ruining it 🙂
And here’s the final result. I personally LOVE it. You can get it in any shade you want; any position; you could even use a towel and Jim will incorporate that into the design too if you wanted to cover certain parts, etc. Just get creative with it. But I definitely recommend it. Whenever I miss my belly (which happens often) I just go to my room and look at it.
Did I mention I made a baby? 🙂 I’m still in shock from it all.