Mamaecho: Your beads arrived yesterday.
Birth Beads - Page 3
I haven't forgotten about our bead exchange. I'm waiting on one last shipment, and I'm set up to ship the beads out by the day after I receive it.
I've said before that I don't want to leave anyone out, and I don't want anyone to take my next statement that way. I just want to be fair to everyone.
Mamas with a 12/1 due date could possibly meet their full-term babes as early as next Thursday 11/17!
If you have an early December due date (there are several with these), I am willing to ship your beads by this Friday to give you a better chance to have time to incorporate them into jewelry/string them, etc. before your babies start arriving. This would leave out the bead/s from the last Mama. *I am willing to send the extra bead along in a regular envelope as soon as it arrives.
If you have an early December due date and would like me to ship yours sooner, send a PM to my MDC user: http://www.mothering.com/community/user/bennypai
Peace, Love, & Healthy Baby Vibes
I'm almost 37 weeks now and usually deliver around 38-39 weeks. Been having prodromal labor for days..lol... I would be seriously surprised if I made it to my Dec 3rd due date. No pressure, but I was hoping to be able to have my beads before the birth. I do appreciate all that you are doing!
Looks like I'll receive the last shipment on Saturday and I can have all of the beads in the mail by Monday.
Send me a PM if you'd like your beads in two shipments -- one tomorrow/Friday and the other on Monday. I don't mind at all -- probably won't be more than the cost of a postage stamp to mail the last bead on Monday.
UPDATE: All beads are being shipped TODAY! I haven't received Caitlin0919's yet, but hopefully they will arrive in today's mail so I can add them to everyone's package.
I've decided to place the beads in ziplock bags without stringing them. I took a photo of each contribution, and I'll post them here so we'll all know who each bead is from. Please let me know if I've mixed anyone up! Also, I think it would be nice if each of us takes this opportunity to share a little about our beads here.
Edited by BennyPai - 11/16/11 at 7:15pm
These are tourmaline, Maine's state gemstone.
Remedy Benefits of Tourmaline:
- Black tourmaline repels negativity
- Brown tourmaline cleanses the aura and auric field
- Pink tourmaline promote joy and love
- Green tourmaline opens the heart chakra
- Colorless tourmaline activates the crown chakra
- Watermelon tourmaline promotes unconditional love *More here: http://www.charmsoflight.com/tourmaline-healing-properties.html
I posted this to the email group but I'll repost it here:
Now that you can see a pic of the ones I got, I can say why I got them :) (I didn't have time to print anything, not to mention I don't have a printer hooked up to my computer!)
I know the ones I got are probably dyed something or other, but the base is still a fairly natural type of stone...I wanted natural, because birth is natural! I wanted blue for the calming/soothing color it is, and round for any round thing you want to associate with it...a baby's head, the circle of life, etc. Besides that, round is another soothing shape (at least for me!).
I'm sad to say Caitlin0919's beads didn't make it today. I will be happy to distribute them when they arrive to anyone who PMs me with an address, though. *I didn't write down addresses before I sent the SASEs... I will use a regular envelope and I'm sure the small packages won't cost much in shipping .
I hated to mail these without her beads, but I also didn't want the beads to miss any births!