This is my first baby shower since DS1 who is almost 8.
And I'm 37 weeks tomorrow!
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.
I had my blessingway on Saturday. It was awesome. I'll never want a traditional baby shower again. It was such a calm and relaxing atmosphere. It was great to only have people around me who cared about me and the baby and had no agendas. The ladies attending each brought beads with wishes to add to my birthing necklace that I made from the beads I received from you guys. And then they made a fresh flower wreath for my head, and they braided my hair and massaged my hands/feet. Um, painted rocks with inspirational messages on them for me to have around durning labor. Also, my friend Carlie took hemp and wraped it around each persons wrist as a demonstration of how we are all bound together. Then we cut the "cord" and tied these "bracelets" on our wrists and added a bead to be worn until the baby is here and the cord is cut.
I got a few nice gifts too. Some bath stuff...which is my fav! And one of my friends had some of her birth kit that she wasn't ablt to use, due to being transferred, that she gave me...I never thought I'd be so excited about chux pads!
Sorry, didn't mean to take over the thread. Just couldn't stop myself once I started. Guess you can tell I LOVED my blessingway. I am SOOO much more relaxed now that ever I was before Saturday Just hope it lasts until birth!
I was kinda bummed, we were going to henna my belly but we ran out of time. As it was the thing lasts 2 1/2 hours.
I hope everyone else, whether you're having a traditional shower or not, have a wonderful time!
I had a great time and got a lot of really meaningful thoughtful gifts. There were a few really nice handmade things, which I totally loved. Everyone really enjoyed watching the henna artist at work.