Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shower One

I had my friend baby shower yesterday. It was so lovely, I feel really blessed!

We had an actual blessing ceremony where people read us notes/blessings, and we are now all wearing a string on our wrists that everyone will keep on until baby comes. We've done this for other friends, and it gives is a wonderful feeling of connectivity. The idea is that while I am in labor everyone can send me extra lovely and strengthening energy. The string we used is a saffron yellow thread my brother brought me from Guatemala.

Not only did we receive wonderful presents, thoughtful words and food, but we also had our porch loaded with hand-me-downs and loaners: a loaner co-sleeper, a box of cloth diapering essential(hmd), a great vintage highchair and a toddler carseat. Hurrah!

From our registry(and from friends who bought on their own and quite well) we now have 2 changing pads, c.p. covers, organic cotton crib sheets, a bundle-me, vintage blocks, adorable and feisty looking clothes(incl. a great hoodie,and many striped things), a thermometer I never would have thought to ask for(it is temporal, so can be taken when baby/child is asleep), some baby books, and many more things..

Concurrent to my shower(which was across the street) Mr. S had some guy friends over and played poker and had a guy-rific time. Some of them came over at the end of the baby shower to hang out, which was very nice, as my brothers could come over, as well as Mr. S.

While cutting flowers to put in the house, a bee ran into my neck and stung me. Ow. The shower and friend-richness distracted me from the pain/irritation, but today my neck is red and a tiny bit swollen. It is a good reminder of the power of distraction.


  1. Thank goodness for distraction, sorry about the bee sting.
    Your shower and goodies sound delightful, I am very happy for you, Poppy Seed.

  2. Sounds like you have a wonderful group of friends. Yay for all the great gifts, and especially for the thoughts and blessings for you and your little one.

  3. Awww..I'm so happy for you. I love the blessing and the significance of the saffron string.

  4. awwww... sounds like you had a great time! Too bad about the bee, tho!