Mariah Carey Paints a Butterfly on Her Growing Baby Bump

Posted by Shazy on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mariah Carey Paints a Butterfly on Her Growing Baby Bump

 Pregnant pop diva Mariah Carey has painted a butterfly on her huge bump and posted the picture on Twitter.

The expecting singer, who is due to give birth to twins any day, has also daubed the words 'dem babies' on her stomach.

The large drawing has one pink wing and one blue, to symbolise the girl and boy that are due in the next two weeks.

She says the body art is also to celebrate her 41st birthday and her anniversary with husband Nick Cannon which is next month.

Carey tweeted: 'My attempt @ festiveness on 327! For ATLITL thank u + I LOVE U! Comin soon #dembabies! LYMA+thanx 4 making me happy:)'.

The Rock My Body star also tweeted that she had started to feel contractions on her birthday yesterday but later said it turned out to be a false alarm.

Taking to twitter, the singer posted: 'So #dembabies really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary!

 'I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital.

'Finally they said I could come home after they got it under control.

'But they almost came on 3/27- happy anniversary in deed!!! We have a few more weeks 2 go but- wow!!!: ).'

The eccentric singer has a long affiliation with butterflies and it is a symbol she identifies with.

She has lots of butterfly-inspired jewellery and even called her 1997 by the name.

She said that the album marked the point where she got full creative control over her music and her life following her divorce from her first husband, music mogul Tommy Mottola.

Carey has been married to actor and TV host Nick Cannon and the pair will celebrate their third wedding anniversary on April 30.

They married at her private estate on Windermere Island in The Bahamas after a short time of dating.

The couple met while shooting Carey's music video for her single Bye Bye on a private island off the coast of Antigua.

Mariah has spoken about how she conceived the twins naturally and also opened up about how she miscarried when she became pregnant, shortly after marrying Canon in April 2008.