So, here we are a month later and I’m still pregnant. 39 weeks today. Eek! I totally thought she would be here by now. But alas she has chosen not to come. We had a gorgeous full moon this week and she was wanting to come, but contractions stopped. I did go in a few weeks ago after some strong contractions a couple of days before my midwife appointment and wouldn’t you know I was a roomy 2 cm 50% effaced but baby was still kinda high. But I could have been 0 cm and no effacement and bam out she comes overnight. There’s not a lot of telling when a baby chooses to enter into the world. So, we go with her time-table.
The last two weeks or so we have seen some serious snow fall. I hate it and I love it. I love it for the earth, I hate it to drive in. Mother Earth is trying to take care of herself and I have to say: you go girl! But damn does it cause complications. We have quite a bit on the ground right now here in Michigan (Metro-Detroit) and it’s heavy and wet. It was snowing wet heavy flakes when I came home from my mid-wife appointment today.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to create and put out there. While the adventurous side of me wants to dive into creating nifty skull and crossbones diaper covers, the practical side of me says hey let’s stick with something like paper beading and cold porcelain beading. Then in between I’m all over the thought of herbalism, of which I have become a total die-hard fan. Had it not been for peppermint tea the last year I think I would have curled up and died. So, color me happy shades of pink that I have so many wonderful sources of support in learning more about this craft. So, the more I learn the more I think of ways to incorporate herbs into our day-to-day lives. From baths to make up to cleaning and health. I have to admit, I have a favorite tea from Frontier Herbs. Their chai tea is simply to die for and I’ve been waiting as patiently as humanly possibly to get my hands on more this year. Problem is I want to drink it and maybe find a way to turn it into a lip balm. Hm. That’s a good problem though.
Anyway, lots of thinking going on. Yet, I know I need to breathe through these final days of being pregnant and take care of me without getting too absorbed in new projects right now. I found that taking a break with FB really helped my mindset and stress levels which helps with my stomach issues. The sad thing is that out of all the stomach issues I’ve had in the past year the simplest most effective answer could just be a clean break with the social network. Funny how seeing a constant stream of information from pages and friends discussing politics and religion can stir things up. Life is good without always hearing a person’s opinion on things. Especially when the reality is I have to worry about my life right now and working through daily ins and outs. I realize President Obama is not perfect and I realize the dastardly other party that no one likes (it’s always the one you happen to not be) wants to screw me over (sic) but somehow me putting food on the table in the healthiest way possible just seems way more important than another person’s opinion on the most popular evil topic of the day. So, cutting the information off from life and focusing on the things that will make or break our life right now has been incredibly therapeutic.
I should do an entire post on: Life Without Facebook, there is another world out there. Shocking, but true story.
So on that note. I do have other things to share with you guys. Things I’m sort of excited about. I’ll try to download WordPress into my phone to make posting easier (did I mention my laptop died and we’re down to one dino desktop?) from my phone. I’m not as keen on the editing features from the app, but, meh, it’ll work.
Have a great night and cross your fingers for a nice and fast birthing day!