Thursday, May 20, 2010
Something else to distract and entertain for the time being: A clip from this documentary about BABIES! Watch. Laugh. Giggle. Sigh. Weep. Imagine my child will soon join this beautiful ensemble of babies!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It is spring and your baby is coming.
As holy as God.
But more accessible than he.
Smoother, cuter, able to fit into your arms.
I wish for you a mind of prayer
when your baby decides he is ready.
I wish for you deep strength
and patience for yourself and your body.
I wish for you courage
to not doubt what your body is capable of doing.
And when Baby arrives
may you be awake and enlarged
by the experience.
May your love give you the energy
to figure out who Baby is
and what he needs.
May the journey be joy-filled.
You are a mother.
You are made to mother.
You will mother this child in the best way.
Becca Barniskis lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she works as a poet, teaching artist and free-lance writer and consultant in arts education. She edits the Resource Roundup section of the Teaching Artist Journal and is a founding member of Artist to Artist.
She is the mother of Earl and Lulu. And someone I claim as dear friend.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Melissa, Francois, Baby Kiemde
The Living Room Corner BEFORE:
(On the heels of our documented "Spring Cleaning" work, we have some more re-arranging to do in order to make way for the baby and crib.)
In case you are desiring a glimpse of me.
(Here at 35 weeks, just days before Kiddo K sinks into my sciatic nerve, and keeps me from walking properly upright. LOVE!)
What would Baby Prep be without a Baby Shower? Friends Jody and Ann arrange for many church friends to convene at St. Jane House. Here is some of the decor!
Organizing clothes by months, sizes. Here, a container of new and gently used baby items from Friends and family, many courtesy of Gina Woods Mann.
Merci! Merci! Merci!
Turning back to the Office/ Bedroom/Baby Room transformation:
Clearing wall space for Baby shelves.
(Do you see the original screen prints that must come off the wall? *sniff*sigh*smile*)
Shelves and desk spaces re-assigned. Printer to shelf, changing table to desk top.
Does it work? We shall see!
Part of the Baby K Libary: Books representing many cultures and traditions. It's never too early to start considering our child's literacy!