I casted my sister's belly near the end of her first pregnancy. I felt this was a learning time for her as she prepared for her firstborn. As it is for all of us. She started this pregnancy like a small rose bud. She bloomed and grew. I felt this blooming rose was also very symbolic of what our body goes through during labor and delivery. We have to let our body open. The result is beautiful.
When I asked her for her thoughts she wrote, "Blooming rose, blooming belly, blooming baby... Growing bigger everyday... beautiful rose, beautiful birth, beautiful baby."