March 03, 2009

Blessingway | Alternative Baby Shower

You know you’re an Other Mother when you're at a get-together and snap photos like this.

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Last night, several of us O’Mamas got together and we celebrated a Blessingway for the expecting mamas in our mother’s group. There are five babies due this spring! And 4 of the 5 expecting guests of honor are mamas of children I care for (or have cared for). I truly feel a strong connection with these women.

Unlike your typical baby shower, there is no commercial gift giving emphasis at a Blessingway. The guests are invited to spend time with the mother-to-be. It’s very mama centered and friends and family get together to give the expecting mama(s) support as she waits for her labor to begin.. We made a bracelet for each of the mamas to wear in labor to remind her of everyone thinking of her. The guests talked about why they chose the beads they did, what their beads symbolize and we sent a message to the mothers as we strung the beads.


The mamas also got some beautiful henna done on their tummies by the talented Nisha.
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Tanya, Sharon, Gale, Andrea H., and Heather, I wish you all a healthy remainder of your pregnancy, a smooth labor, and baby that is a good sleeper! =)

Congratulations to you all!

xo,
Andrea

6 comments:

Aidan....and others said...

great photos. also great to see you and everyone else last night. xxoo
chris

The Daily Damon said...

So many great photos!

iMother2.0 said...

It was one of my most special evenings of my life. Your photos & post portrayed the love and warmth that all us pregnant O'Mamas felt. It was truly a beautiful night. Thank you for all the gorgeous photos...they, and you mean the world to me. I can't wait till lil Lily gets to go to Terra Luz like her big sister.

Sharon said...

andrea -- thank you so much for taking some photos - they are really beautiful! I had such an awesome time last night, truly made me feel so special and loved.

C-man and Mama said...

Thanks for capturing the magic of the evening! Love ya Mama!

Christina said...

This has got to be one of the most touching tribute I've ever seen to tbe miracle of childbearing. Beautiful and amazing - both the concept and your images.

Oh, and? Wish there was an O'Mamas group here!