Monday, June 11, 2012


We had a busy, but wonderful weekend!

Saturday--my Blessingway! 

 Ten women and six little girls gathered to celebrate this new little life growing inside me!

We ate lots of whole foods (organic berry oat bars, organic pb cookies, melons) and then...
chocolate covered strawberries! 

We made labor/postpartum supplies: sitz bath bags, mama tea bags and rolled beeswax candles.  We made candles for me and for each woman to take home to light and say a prayer when my labor begins!

This is "My Ruth", my midwife. holding my neice, Birdy!

We did henna tattoos (mine above, my "artist" sister's below)..
and had little temporary "henna" tats for the babies and for my 80 year old grandmother!
She picked the butterfly and was quite proud of it!

My mama was in heaven, surround by six little girls.. three are her grandbabygirls.

And Bunny's braid was the icing on the cake.. or the chocolate on the strawberries!
(which Bunny would eat off and put the berry back on the tray. over and over and over... lol)

Sunday--our church picnic!

37 (measuring 40) week belly!


  1. you look really good for being that far along!! your party sounded like a lot of fun, too :-)

  2. Wow, what a fun weekend! I love the things you made for your birth. And those treats sound so yummy! I'll bet Bunny had a blast!


  3. what a special gathering of gals! you are so close now!

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  5. What a great idea. I especially like the bit about the candles so they can say a prayer for you. Hope it goes well.

  6. Good luck for a few weeks time, you look fabulous!

  7. how beautiful ! I love grannys tattoo :-)

  8. Looking great, Mama! What went into your Mama tea bags? I usually put red raspberry leaf, peppermint, and fennel into my post-baby tea blends. Would love to compare notes (smile).

    1. All I had on hand was red rasp leaf and alfalfa. So 3 parts to one part alfalfa. I have been drinking rrl tea since the 2nd trimester, but haven't tried it with alfalfa.. if I don't like the taste I will add a peppermint tea bag to the brew. We made the bags big so they can make 2qts at a time.

  9. What a wonderful gathering!! I love the idea of making the candles. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

  10. Looks like you had a very special time celebrating the new baby!:)

  11. beautiful family! and what a sweet baby bump :D congrats!!!

  12. Beautiful ~ so special. And what a lovely idea the candles are :-) Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times x

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  14. What a wonderful weekend you had. The blessing party sounded just lovely; what a great idea to celebrate this little person. I love the candle lighting and prayers for when you go into labor - that's awesome!

    So close; anticipating your future updates and a birth story!!

    Lifting you up in prayer as you near the end!


  15. Wow you are blooming! What a beautiful shower - I have never heard of such a crafty one before, but it sounds totally up my street.

    Good luck with new baby and hope to see you on Family Frolics soon with a new bundle of joy!

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics. :)

  16. I've had several friends have blessingways and they sounded nice. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and story of your weekend. :) Wishing you a joyful birth.