Five creative uses of my baby bump

Posted by ~Summer~ on November 12, 2012

It isn't always easy carrying a basketball around. Especially one that is alive, kicking and constantly growing.

Yes, I am referring to my huge baby bump at 33 weeks pregnant.

Nonetheless, I do see having a baby as a miracle and thus to look on the positive side of things, other than using it as a way to get a seat on the public bus or MRT, I discovered some good, alternative uses of my bump.

1) A book stand 

I like to read to Angel every night before she sleeps and recently, thanks to the big tummy, it becomes easier to prop up the book upright and saves the wrists some strength. It's also a great magazine stand whenever I wish to read and have some quiet me-time.

2) A pillow for my girl

It's probably not right to rest any heavy weight on the tummy at this point in time. But well, I adore the feeling of having Angel close to her little sister so much so that sometimes the bump acts as her pillow. When it gets too uncomfortable, she would shift to the side, rest her hand on my tummy and hug it like a bolster instead. Sugary, saccharine sweet.

3) A road obstacle

You know how toddlers like to run around the house when they throw tantrums? Or that they have this natural tendency to reach for unsafe objects like sharp knives and hot irons? In situations like this, the tummy acts as a road block when I turn sideways and ta-dah, no free pass for my girl. 
4) A hand warmer

They say preggies shouldn't rub their abdomens too much to avoid spoiling their child. I do it whenever I like and it's a most effective way to keep your hands warm when it gets a little chilly. A portable, non-battery operated hand warmer. And oh, it makes a great hand rest too!

5) A snack holder

Last but not least, the bump also doubles up as a popcorn, chips or ice cream bowl holder when you are watching a movie or lazing on the couch. Makes it so convenient to gobble up those snacks. Ok, don't ask me how much I eat when I am pregnant, I've already lost track long ago.

See? So it's not that bad having a ginormous tummy everywhere you go.

Sometimes, we just need to learn to look on the bright side of life.

Well, next up, I might consider using the bump as a canvas for some belly painting soon.

Image credit: Lucid Arts
Do you have any other creative uses for your baby bump when you were pregnant? Let's share!

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  1. haha I miss using my baby bump as a "table" ;p so convenient! you should totally draw belly art! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    1. Hee I hope I can find one day to do it! You think I can draw it myself? Lol!

  2. Lol! It was the same, mine doubled as a book stand and for holding bowls of food. Plus as a huge visible excuse for eating lots of choc! ;)

    1. Haha yeah, I LOVE CHOC! =p Now I have every reason to eat and be happy. =p

  3. Lol! Road obstacle!! My hubby has used mine as a beer can holder before :P

    1. Haha that's funny! Beer holder! I hope it didn't spill! =)

  4. I also LOLed at the road obstacle!
    Yes yes belly art, go do it.
    Do you intend to take maternity shots before popping?

    1. Hi Susan, I doubt I will, maybe we might just do it casually at home with our own timer. =p Belly art does sound fun!

  5. Haha still can laugh about it shows you're really enjoying your pregnancy ah?

    Oh btw, I used to use mine as a table too haha

    1. Haha of cos, pregnancy is an awesome period! =p Love love love it! Oh yeah, a portable table does make it very convenient!


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