Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: off my rocker & on my Yoga mat
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I have never wanted to have a traditional baby shower, although I've been to (a few) really fun ones. I ask all of the women I know to send me a bead to string on my birthing necklace, if they feel comfortable. And I ask those attending the Blessingway to bring flowers, candle, object for my birthing altar (I homebirth) OR a poem to share. Whatever they feel moved to bring, even their presence alone I consider a gift. I have found the Blessingways to be such a beautiful, powerful female expression of honoring mother and her next journey into motherhood that I wouldn't feel complete and open without it before this next birth.
Much of my dh's family is "we-only-shop-at-walmart-for-what-we-want-you-to-have-and-we-don't-care-that-you-boycott-them-and-don't-want-cheap-mic-crap-that-you'll-only-donate" So no baby shower avoids one more chance (potentially) for them to send us some of this, too. For this baby, I am planning to register for: a POST-partum doula. I've never had one and the idea of someone, comfortable with homebirthing & all our crunchyness, helping out around the home & supporting us sounds so heavenly. Our budget is already stretched with our upfront birth expenses. So, I hope, hope, hope those who want to give a gift to welcome our new addition will help us afford this.
Zoie, granola mum to three boys on earth, one girl who soars