16 Things Adventurous Pregnant Ladies Have Done With Their Baby Bumps

Jeanne Sager | Nov 14, 2013 Pregnancy

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When I look back on my pregnancy, one of the things I think I regret most is that I didn't have as much fun with it as I could. For first-time moms, these are their last kid-free months! Even for moms who are on baby number two (or later), this is the one and only time in your life when society smiles on a big belly. So why not show it off? One of the cutest ways to do that is by baring the baby bump and then painting it!

And if you're going to go through all the trouble, you might as well get a photographer to capture the belly decor, right? Perfect maternity photo shoot "prop"!

Not sure were you'd even begin? Check out these adorable options to paint your belly!

Would you consider #11? Which one is your favorite?

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Images via Robert Recker/Corbis and Ocean/Corbis

  • Gender Reveal

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    Image via Simon Dearden/Corbis

     

    Looking for a cute gender reveal idea? Paint it on the bump!

  • Welcome Baby

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    Image via Robert Schlesinger/dpa/Corbis

    Send a message to baby with your family's photo shoot.

     

  • Ready for Delivery

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    Image via OSWALDO RIVAS/Reuters/Corbis

    How beautiful is this rendering of a baby who has turned and is ready for delivery?

  • Put On a Happy Face

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    Image via Imaginechina/Corbis

    It's big and round and just waiting for a smiley face!

  • And This Little Piggy ...

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    Image via Zhao Yingquan/Xinhua Press/Corbis

    This reminds me of that nursery rhyme, "This Little Piggy ..."

  • Vines

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    Image via Heide Benser/Corbis

    Simple, but elegant!

  • Let's Face It

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    Image via ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/Reuters/Corbis

    What's cuter than one baby bump with a face on it? A whole bunch!

  • Counting Down

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    Image via Jamie Grill/Tetra Images/Corbis

    This would be a perfect shot for a maternity photo shoot. How long until baby comes out?

  • Where the Heart Is

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    Image via OSWALDO RIVAS/Reuters/Corbis

    Because you carry your heart in your stomach sometimes ...

  • One Big Happy Family

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    Image via Heide Benser/Corbis

    A celebration of the new family!

  • In Good Hands

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    Image via Kevin Dodge/Corbis

    How cute would this be for your pregnancy photos? Your partner, or maybe your older kids, can leave handprints of love ...

  • Kung Fu Panda

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    Image via Imaginechina/Corbis

    Got a baby who seems to be doing kung fu in there? A Kung Fu Panda seems appropriate!

  • Here Comes the Sun

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    Image via Brigitte Sporrer/Corbis

    A happy sun to match mom's happy smile.

  • Coming Soon!

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    Image via Robert Recker/Corbis

    Looking for a cute way to announce a pregnancy? Here it is!

  • Future Soccer Star

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    Image via ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/Reuters/Corbis

    Are you carrying a future soccer star in there? Imagine what they'll be ... with a belly painting!

  • Hello Little Bro!

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    Image via Soren Svendsen/cultura/Corbis

    It's not the neatest, but letting older siblings paint a message to their sibling is a great one for the memory books.

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