~Birth Bead Exchange Sign Up~ closes January 27th - Page 2
I feel really stupid doing this, but can I un-sign up? I put my name in ages ago and still think the bead swap is an awesome idea, but I just can't do it right now. I have a lot of whiney and depressing reasons for why I can't and I feel horrible about backing out, but I just can't make it happen in time.
Sorry! Hope it goes really well.
I just saw that you wondered how the birth was. Here's my partner's type-up of the birth story. Its rather amusing!
Seraf- Sara: 11/1
I woke up at 1AM on 11-1-11 with irregular and uncomfortable contractions. I knew it was labor but it didn't seem intense to start. I got up, swept the sawdust from last night's headboard project, went back to bed for a while. After a bit I got up and folded some baby laundry. I took a shower and assured Sara there was nothing to do yet. I set up our supplies and went back to bed again. Sara and I both got up around 4. I went back and forth between showers and the bath and the birth ball and the toilet. I got some bloody show and we watched some Netflix and I was disappointed that my contractions were still irregular, tho they were surely more intense. We walked up and down the sidewalk a couple of times. Around 6 I told Sara I needed to go to the hospital for drugs. They were not nice contractions and I felt like they weren't doing anything. While Sara packed up a hospital bag I started feeling pushy, and I said, we can't leave now, we will have the baby in the car or they won't give me drugs anyway. Sara went back to bed (she was fighting morning sickness the whole time) while I lay in the shower drifting in and out of sleep. Finally the contractions were awful and I was convinced he wasn't coming out. So I told Sara I wanted to go to the hospital and get everything checked out. (I recall her saying 'There's something wrong. The baby's never coming out") He was still moving. More than any of my babies during labor, so I knew he was somewhat ok, but I was bleeding and worried. So I couldn't even dress myself and I lay on the floor while Sara put my socks, pants and shoes on while I had a couple of contractions on the floor. I'm telling you, it felt like crap. It felt like really hard contractions, not like the relief of pushing. We walked down the stairs, got in the car, I was sitting on 2 towels and off we went. Sara told me it was 7:20 when left the house and I was cursing not leaving at 6 for drugs. Well, we got right out of town and I told Sara to find a pull off. She pulled over immediately (I thought she needed to throwup or something) and I told her there was a head coming out of me. She asked if I wanted her to go back home and I said, "no time! There is a head!" Well, it wasn't a head, I was simply exploding but the wrinkly soft head came out about the same time Sara got to my side of the car. There were several gushes of water as his different head parts and shoulders and body were delivered. Sara said, "it's a boy! What do I do?" I asked if she could pick him up. She put him on my chest, dried him and covered him with one of the towels for the very brief drive home. She got my mom so they could both help me inside. They took lots of pictures while I delivered the placenta and we nursed, ate and did vitals.
We have seen the family doc for his newborn checkup and the OB for my checkup. He is a big boy. 21.5 inches and 8# 14oz are the official measurements. His name is Shay Brock.
Tiny baby, post bath.
And here's the pretty boy now! He is 16 lbs, 25 inches and going to be 11 weeks tomorrow.
I don't quite understand. I want to sign up. Do I go purchase beads locally? And get the number of beads as many of us sign up? so if 20 sign up then send 20 beads, and send a SASE with it? Can they be any type of beads? I am out at our place in Taos NM and there are some great bead places here....So we are just sending beads not making the bracelet or neclace...because I don't know how to make that...
Let me know and Sign me up!
Hey Sky :)
No, you don't make the bracelet or necklace. You just pick out as many beads (1 per person + your own) of people that sign up. So IE: 20 women and yourself sign up.
You buy 21 beads.
Keep 1 for yourself and send the 20 with a SASE to my address.
All the other women do the same thing.
I open up the packages and begin giving 1 of each of those 20 beads you bought to the 20 different women.
All women will wind up with 20 different beads. I ship them back to you in your SASE.
Then you make whatever you like with the beads.
I hope this helps!
Hi Bell :)
You are so welcome to participate! I think if every one wants to include a wish or message with the beads that would be very special. :)
What kind of messages did you get with your beads?
Are there going to be little wishes and messages with each bead as well?
I did a birth bead exchange with my first child here on mdc, and I loved the beads and the messages.
I have had a harder time this pregnancy and was pretty quiet, but I would still love to participate.
If anyone is really wanting to participate, but can't for any reason, just let me know.
I have a few billion beads lying around my house from various beading projects and am more than happy to send extra beads on your behalf! You would just have to send your SASE to Onemoreontheway. :)
Send me a PM if you want me to send beads on your behalf. :)
I would love to participate still. I don't have the time or the money (how sad is is that? How can I be working so much and be more broke than ever?) or the energy, even, to purchase anything. I definitely unsub'd from this at a very low point where I was feeling so stressed and overworked and disconnected that even having a reminder of this due date club would, I thought, make me depressed because I just can't participate on the level I want to. Now I've slept more than 2 hours in a row and am feeling more stable, so I don't think it would depress me but I still can't make myself buy beads... just the fact that to even get out to buy beads I'd need to bring both kids with me is enough to make me back out. Or cry. Or both.
If you have left overs or anyone wants to pitch in a few for me I'd love it, and would love to have a reminder of the kind and understanding people in this due date club (even if I'm not getting to know any of you as much as I'd like to!). I can manage a SASE since it doesn't involve a trip anywhere but the mail box down the street from me, but that's about as far as my energy level can carry me these days.