WELCOME baby Isabel! We can hardly wait to see pictures of you and hear your "coming into the world" story. Leighanne, if you're managing to get online these days......congrats! We're eagerly awaiting the details!!
Ladies, ladies.....our precious ones will arrive exactly at the moment they are intended to, not a moment before, not a moment after!!
Jenni: here's a recipe for an herbal sitz bath for you. You can also put this in your squirt bottle to rinse with. Its a simple recipe and I was looking for another recipe I first saw at my midwife's office. I am going there tomorrow....will write it down for you.
Comfrey leaves (¼ pound)
Calendula flowers (¼ pound)
Lavender flowers (¼ pound)
Combine the herbs and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark cupboard. Boil approximately a gallon of water or just use a large stock pot. Once the water boils, turn off the heat and add a large handful of each herb. Cover and let steep for at least one hour (longer is better). When ready, pour the herb water directly into the tub through a strainer and discard the herbs. Your herb bath can be made in early labor so that it will be nice and strong when you're ready for it. The mixture can sit at room temperature for up to 24 hours. If not used within 24 hours, strain out the herbs and refrigerator the fluid. It will keep for 2-3 days. You can brew up the next batch just after the current bath. Then, whenever you're ready for the bath, it's ready for you!
Jenn....you are certainly welcome for the bread recipe. When you try it...let me know how it turned out for you. My favorite way to eat it is....right out of the oven...lots of butter and drizzled with honey! Are you the one that asked me for a pumpkin recipe?? I have a yummy pumpkin roll recipe with cream cheese icing. (Must call mom for it).
lilyka......good luck with your GBS. I got my negative results last week. Was very relieved not to have to deal with it. What are your thoughts about it?
Amy.....(this is for baby Evan....) EVAN, quit turning around! You are driving your mama crazy! LOL Let us know how your day goes tomorrow. Its a great day to be born!!! I'm sure you know the drill well.....but one can't help get excited at the prospect of a brand new baby! Its just in our nature
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, sweetie!
That goes for everyone......so nice to have met y'all on MDC. I have found a home ((((hugs))))