Now that the belly is getting huge and I am officially at the halfway point today, my brain is going to more practical things that need to happen. writing lists, projects, purchases, and celebrations.
I know I will have a Blessing way, or Mother's Blessing. Ritual is very important to me and I believe women deserve to be honored in this way with other women. But, I have to say that as this list gets longer and the $$$ adds up I am really into the baby shower idea. Plus I know there are people I want to celebrate with that I wouldn't want to be part of an intimate ceremony. But I'm curious, do people do that? Is anyone else considering a blessing way? Will you still do a shower. I know part of the point of a blessing way is to celebrate the journey of motherhood and honer the rite of passage with presence and ceremony not with material objects. but hey, I need some stuff! My dh is also wanting to be involved, so I was thinking some sort of co-ed baby shower, maybe with a few blessings mixed in? My question is, can I invite some people to both? Would that be strange? The other issue I have is I moved 2 years ago from somewhere 4 hrs away, by my family that I had lived in for 8 years, and although my community is sweet here its much smaller, so where do I have these gatherings?
So, tell me, are you doing one or the other or both? And maybe we can talk here about cool ideas for either of these celebrations.