Archive for the ‘new baby’ Category


Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by mountain girl  |  12 Comments »

The belly cast is finished–plastered and primed, painted and sealed! Notice that Zia gave me a hand with it. Here it is next to the one I made while carrying Zia. Both were cast 3 weeks before my due date, and they are almost identical, but not quite. Zia’s appears larger because I plastered a […]

baby belly cast

Posted on July 16th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  8 Comments »

On Wednesday, with 3 weeks till my due date, my midwife and I made a belly memory cast. Zia handed the plaster of Paris strips to Kristine to wet and shape to my Crisco-covered belly. The baby wasn’t quite sure what was going on, and gave me a couple of good kicks as if to […]

8 months

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

Here’s that belly, in all its glory. It’s hard to believe this is the last month of carrying that kicking, bouncing bump! It sure seems to have a mind of its own. šŸ™‚ I’ve always loved July–first as a kid, because it’s my birthday month; second, it glows with everything summertime; third, it’s my little […]

7 months

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  13 Comments »

Yesterday marked the end of the seventh month, and Wednesday will be the end of the 30th week (gestation). Thirty weeks down, eight to go! In the past month, this little babe has become something of a bucking bronco. I was thinking it might be a girl, but lately I’ve been wondering if I might […]

a bear for zia

Posted on May 19th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

With all the baby preparations going on around here, Zia has been excited, helpful, and very patient. But when I finished this little bear, she said, “Mamma, do you think I could have this bear, and we could make another one for the baby? Yes, I think we could do that. Already the bear has […]