Karrins twins Charlee & Cooper enjoying their 1st Birthday Cake

We have said goodbye to many mums and babies over the past few months. As you know when a Bellybuttons baby turns ONE they must move on and leave Bellybuttons. It also means we get to eat birthday cake!

All of these babies have celebrated their first birthday - Nate, Mayse, Bailey, Joseph, Brayden, Charlee & Cooper. So farewell and love to them all and their mummies, Ashleigh, Carlie, Carleen, Monique, Michelle and Karrin.




Real mothers don't eat quiche - they don't have time to make it!
Real mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real mothers know that dried playdough doesn't come out of carpets.
Real mothers don't want to know what the vaccum just sucked up.
Real mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says 'Because I love you best.'
Real mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade.....It is marked by the progression of mummy to mum to mother......

The images of a Mother through their child's eyes
4 years of age - My mummy can do anything!
8 years of age - My mum knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 years of age - My mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 years of age - Naturally mother doesn't know that either.
!6 years of age - Mother? She's hopelessly old fashioned
18 years of age - That old women. She's way out of date!
25 years of age - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 years of age - Before we decide lets get mum's opinion.
45 years of age - Wonder what mum would have thought about it.
65 years of age - I wish I could talk it over with mum.

To all of the special women out there whether you are mummy, mum or mother I hope you had a fantastic Mothers Day last Sunday.



Today at Bellybuttons our babies made us special mothers day mugs. Thank you to Carlie who bought in the mugs and paint for our babies to make the special presents for their mums. Here is Benji with the mug he made for his mummy Bry.

Happy Mothers Day to all of the hard working mums out there.


One of our mums, Hannah was due yesterday. Here is Hannah looking very unimpressed that her baby girl Charlotte did not arrive on her due date!

Im sure you will meet your new baby soon Hannah and we are looking forward to welcoming baby Charlotte to Bellybuttons.


Domestic & Family Violence

Today at bellybuttons we had a talk about Domestic and Family Violence.

What is Domestic and Family Violence?
Domestic and family violence occurs when one person in a relationship uses tactics to try and gain control and paower over another person.
Violent behaviours include:
Physical abuse
Emotional abuse
Verbal abuse
Sexual abuse
Social abuse
Financial abuse
Spiritual abuse
Damaging property to frighten you
Threatening to hurt you or someone or something you care about
Depriving you of necessities of life
Stalking and intimidation
Any actions or behaviours that try to control you

If you are need too talk to someone about domestic violence there are many services that can help
Gunnedah Family Support 67421515
Tamworth Womens Refuge (24/7)1800 073 388
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463


2010 Bellybuttons Calendar

Hi Everyone. We are back after a short break. We needed a break after all the hard work we did on the Calendar. Here is the the video presentation of the 2010 Bellybuttons Calendar.


Bellybuttons Calendar Launch

We are currently working on the 2010 Bellybuttons Calendar launch. Here is the video from the launch of the 2009 Bellybuttons Calendar. Hope you enjoy it.


2010 Bellybuttons Calendar

We haven't been on here much lately as we have been very busy at Bellybuttons. We have been working on the 2010 Belly buttons Calendar. This is a HUGE project and it has finally been sent away for printing. Now our hard work has turned to the Bellybuttons Calendar Launch. It is on Thursday 3rd Deccember at 10.30am at the Civic Theatre, Chandos Street Gunnedah. and will also include the "From Here to Maternity" Belly Cast Exhibition. And you are all invited to join us.



We have had lots of babies and mums leave us since last year as many of our babies have turned 1. Dylan, Nate and Heidi and their mums Christina, Emmie and Tamika have left Bellybuttons now.
We will miss you all but I am sure we will catch up again soon. XXX



Over the last few months 5 of our pregnant Bellybuttons mums have given birth to their babies - and they are all boys.

Cale born 25/6/09

Kobi 27/7/09

Mayse 11/8/09

Bailey Craig

Brayden David Gregory 7/9/09


More Goodbyes

We are again saying goodbye to two more mums and babies. Once our babies turn 12 months old they "graduate" from Bellybuttons. It only seems like yesterday both Jack and Milla were newborn babies. It is so lovely to watch our Bellybuttons babies grow up. They grow up so fast though!! So goodbye to Jack and his mum Faith and Milla and her mummy Erin. We will miss you all. Take care. XXXX