My family threw me (and my also pregnant sister) a baby shower a few weeks ago. While I'm really grateful for everyone's generosity, I would have loved to have a Mother Blessing (but when I brought it up, no one else was on board). Since we still have a few weeks before it would be celebrated, would it be weird or odd for my husband and I to just kind of have one ourselves as kind of a "Mother/Father Blessing" where we sort of celebrate each other and our future family?
I guess it's silly to ask because, of course we can, no one will stop us, but I guess it just feels like a celebration I am supposed to do with others (especially other women). Maybe I am over thinking it, haha.
I was planning on making (nay, forcing) my husband to take the last full moon off work before my due date to have a nice couple's massage, dinner out together, and then coming home and preforming a smudge ceremony in our home and then unwinding in an herb infused tub.
I can't think of any other rituals to perform for the two of us other than the giving of a small token or gift (which might prove difficult with Christmas AND my husband's birthday being between now and my planned Mother Blessing. So many gifts already!). I thought about asking my husband to create or find a labor meditation stone for me to focus on during labor since it would be more meaningful to me if it came from him.
Does anyone have any other ideas for a private couple's blessing ceremony, or did you have one for yourself?