Hello my lovelies, sorry I haven't blogged for a while, my brain is fried by this pregnancy and my two little ones, it hasn't been for a lack of trying to write, but the words just haven't flowed. Lots has been happening and I will try and update on it all soon, I am feeling very inspired and creative at the moment, (which is deeply ironic considering the lack of time available to pursue my ideas), but I will share them with you soon.
My partially painted belly cast.
In the mean time, isn't this time of year wonderful? Everything is just bursting into life, it really is a wonderful time of year to be pregnant and about to give birth.
I have about 3 weeks left of this pregnancy and trying to savor every moment. It's easy to wish the time away, I am uncomfortable, sore, tired and I can't sneeze without peeing myself a bit! But as I approach the end I am trying to record everything with as much joy as possible. There is much to complain about but I don't want to look back and regret not making those memories.
Today I had the most wonderful mother blessing, organised by my lovely friend Vicki (visit her at her blog here) It was such a wonderful way to honor my pregnancy and I felt so special and loved.
We wrote down our fears about motherhood, I wrote my fears about childbirth and we went outside and burned them, my friends wrote beautiful birth affirmations for me and left messages for me to open after the baby is born. I was anointed with scented oil and Vicki read a beautiful poem, I had a beautiful henna mandala painted onto my tummy, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch together, it was a really special afternoon which I will treasure forever.
I was slightly skeptical about having a Mother Blessing before. I had had a baby shower for my first pregnancy and didn't feel like I should be making a big deal about my third pregnancy, but I am so so glad I did, because pregnancy and childbirth is a sacred time that should be treasured, and I felt so supported by the wonderful women who came, all also full time mothers like me, and women I will be able to call upon if I need help during labor.
So if you are pregnant and wondering if this is the sort of thing you would like to do, then I would say to go for it. In fact do everything you can think of to treasure the memories of carrying life inside you, it's so precious and important.