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post #121 of 130
Got mine today! They are all so lovely- some of the messages brought tears to my eyes! I'm a little confused though- I got quite a few of my own back. Did everyone get one of mine? Pale pink and kind of womb-shaped (I think)?
post #122 of 130
I'm really excited to get mine, I need to go to the post office today. I'm not sure what everyone is doing with there's but I am thinking about adding them to my mobile that was made at my blessing way. I will try and take a picture of it later. Each person brought a special bead that hung at the end and then used my bead stash to create a strand. They are all hanging from a two tier dream catcher my friend made and its hanging above our bed. I'm thinking of doing that for all of yours too.
post #123 of 130
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Originally Posted by moriahmoonstar View Post

I'm really excited to get mine, I need to go to the post office today. I'm not sure what everyone is doing with there's but I am thinking about adding them to my mobile that was made at my blessing way. I will try and take a picture of it later. Each person brought a special bead that hung at the end and then used my bead stash to create a strand. They are all hanging from a two tier dream catcher my friend made and its hanging above our bed. I'm thinking of doing that for all of yours too.

 

That sounds like a very special way to incorporate them! I got some "filler" beads and string and am planning to make what could pass for a necklace but I know I will get annoyed by wearing something around my neck in labor. I may use it kind of like prayer beads or hang it in the window or other prominent spot to focus on.

post #124 of 130

I'm trying to think of a good way to use them, too. They are all so lovely and so very different.

post #125 of 130
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Originally Posted by kimble View Post

 

That sounds like a very special way to incorporate them! I got some "filler" beads and string and am planning to make what could pass for a necklace but I know I will get annoyed by wearing something around my neck in labor. I may use it kind of like prayer beads or hang it in the window or other prominent spot to focus on.

This is a fabulous idea!

post #126 of 130

Othermother, I don't think I got one of yours :(

But I will think of you when I weave the beads into my mobile. I started putting them on strands but haven't finished so I will wait to add them. But I took a couple photos of the mobile to show you what I'm doing. Another friend of mine did something similar using a beautiful manzanita branch from her property and hing the strings from that.

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post #127 of 130
Other mother I don't have one like that in my mix either. Considering farmermama went into early labor after sending them, my guess is she was some place else when getting them ready for us. :-) baby quest is precious though and worth the mix up to me
post #128 of 130
I just got mine in the mail this morning and they are so lovely! Thank you all so much!
post #129 of 130

I strung them all on one big string together with spaces in between, and hope to use them to meditate and focus during labor.  I saved the little sayings that some of you included with them to read for inspiration if I think of it, too.  How lovely!

post #130 of 130
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Originally Posted by cadybh View Post

I strung them all on one big string together with spaces in between, and hope to use them to meditate and focus during labor.  

I had planned on something similar but in the end made 2 necklaces: one for me and one for big sister. There were beads remaining so I also added some to my husbands birth staff and I will be making one for DS at some point. (I had some beads from my mother blessing and the other DDC I was a part of so I had a ton!).

I also read the little notes when I was in labor which was so sweet.

my necklace

DD meeting her brother for the first time, wearing her necklace. (I let her choose the beads for it and we strung our necklaces together.

birth staff

just moments after birth. DS touching the necklace.
Edited by amlikam - 6/17/13 at 2:37am
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