Hello, I was wondering if there was a birth bead swap for this group or did I miss it? I've seen lots of posts about them in other birth groups(great way to read awesome birth stories & heads up on tips for aches & pains) and I was wondering if anyone did it for this group yet.
Birth Bead Swap
Everyone involved buys a certain number (however many people sign up to participate) of beads with a special meaning to them (reason for special meaning can vary. how the bead looks, what material it is made of, design, color, whatever reason....). They then ship the beads they chose to share in a small padded envelope to the "distributor" (Volunteer). The 'distributor' then organizes the beads (so that each person participating receives a bead from all other participants) and sends each participant their new set of beads. Once you get your beads in the mail, you can string the beads onto a string or a chain (to make a necklace or bracelet) and use it as inspiration during labor/birth. It is a nice reminder of all the women on this group who support you and are going through the same change at the same time as you!
I did this with my son's pregnancy and it was really fun. I love shiny pretty things. :)
I can be the distributor if you think it's too much for you Yoma. Looks like you've got your hands full. (Yes, I'm sure you hear that all the time, please feel free to give me a dope slap through the internet!)
Or if you want to organize the list on-line here of participants and I do the actual grunt work, that's fine with me too. Teamwork!
If I'm the one keeping track of names then, maybe I'll start a new thread so I can edit the first post with participants at the top, unless someone more savvy knows a better way to do it. I'll do it tonight when I have more time and can start adding names. Look for a post called "The Official Bead Swap Thread" or something later. :)