Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Vacation

Summer has started for our family, after a whirlwind of spring recitals and performances. Homeschool and nursery school are over, and the children and I are traveling for most of June, so I expect I won't be blogging much for another month or so. I'll be back in a bit... I've got a bunch of ideas swirling around, so I know I won't be able to keep quiet for long!

I also want to mention that the postpartum support group, New Moms Support Circle is taking a break for the summer. Look for fall meeting dates to be published sometime in August.

I am continuing to teach and schedule classes for this summer and fall, so email me if you'd like to set up a time to meet or join a class. I will be able to check me email and voicemail while I'm away, and I'll get back in touch with you.

Until then, here's a gorgeous poem I received in a Mothering email.

Ripening

As the baby, from seed to worldly entrance ripens
So does the mother's consciousness mature through revelations
of life's beginnings-
During this, their growing season.

Out of man and woman's union springs the fruit-
A child swelling 'neath a woman's belly,
And the Madonna-ripening fruit of womanhood.

Joining forces, father and mother weed out their fears,
To clear the ground and prepare the way for the day of harvesting.

On that day, they reap as they sow, the fruits of their labor.


-- Author Unknown

There's so much to love in this poem, I had to share it with you!

Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!

Christina @ Birthing Your Baby
Independent Childbirth Classes for Central Maine
New Mothers Support Circle

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4 Comments:

Blogger Morgan said...

What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing.

June 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Hi remember me? The Canadian who asked for advice re preemie birth? Just wanted to update you, as you might wonder. My friend is now 35+ weeks, and looking like she has an excellent chance of reaching term and having the home water birth she wishes for. Thanks for your support, and I will let you know when baby is born.
:)

June 21, 2009 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

We made it to term! My friend had her baby (boy) yesterday evening at 39 weeks, at home, in the water, attended by her midwife, exactly the way she wanted it.

Thanks again for your help in answering some of my questions regarding premature babies!!

July 14, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

Hi Christina-

Well, I'm hoping that being close to a due date would give a better chance of having a baby's lungs ready. I've been told that studies show less respitory distress when born to 39-40 weeks.

Do you disagree? I can see how the respiratory distress could be from not getting squished while going through the birth canal...

August 8, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

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