Now that we have reached the halfway point, it won't be long until we are in labor! I feel blessed to have a community of mamas to walk this journey together, and think it would be nice to have a link to this connection and support while we are in the throes of childbirth.
Is anyone else interested in a bead swap? The basic idea is everyone would get a set of beads (could be anything you want, nice if it has a special meaning in the color/material/design etc) and send them to a coordinator, who puts one of each bead back in the mail to each participant. If you want to include a note for encouragement, reflection, or wisdom that goes with the bead you could. Then we put the beads from everyone on a string and have it as a reminder of our communal strength and spirit.
Maybe I'm going kookie from hormones and Birthing from Within, but this sounds pretty awesome to me right now. Let me know if you're interested too - we have plenty of time to organize. Costs would be about $10 or less for shipping (US mail in US) plus a few bucks for beads as you choose.