It's been a while since my last post. I wanted to avoid all of the political and election drama. I'm glad it's over. I also wanted to find something else other than pregnancy to write about. I will, but not tonight.
It was loads of fun! I went with my friend Kristen, who is a doula. There was a lot of activity and information. I honestly thought I wouldn't learn much. I mean, I HAVE given birth before, you know? There were several groups of midwives and practitioners represented from places other than where I go for prenatal care. I actually did get some new knowledge. I also received a little pampering. I do not have a beautiful pregnant belly, but you're gonna see it.
Next, I had a photo taken by a professional photographer for $5. Not too shabby. Then, it was onto investigating the booths while waiting for my massage time slot. Yes, a 15 minute, free prenatal massage. The lady had these wedges so I could lie on my belly side without any pressure on the baby. It felt soooo amazing!
I skipped the belly casting. I mean, it would be cool, but it was in the wide open and I didn't want my boobs on display. There were a lot of people there and some men included. A newspaper photographer took my pic getting the tattoo. That was enough exposure.
After that, I let an artist do a painting on my big ol' belly. This may be the coolest thing I've ever done.
I saw a lot of painted bellies today, but I think mine was by far the best. She just kept going with the details!
If you're pregnant and you haven't done anything fun to celebrate your growing body, I highly recommend something like this. I don't feel beautiful on a regular basis, but I felt it today.