We went to our second Hypnobirthing class yesterday. Jake said that one was a lot better because we covered a lot more important information and did less reading from the book.
We had some reading to do with each other, just stuff to read to the baby. I was sure I was going to cry but somehow kept it together. Rinzen told us that they had a "Blessing Way" for both of their kids. With their daughter they had everyone bring a rock of some kind and bless the baby in her belly. With their son everyone brought a special bead and did the same thing and she eventually made a necklace out of it that hangs in their room. I thought this was so neat and was trying to think of stuff I could do for Emery. I don't want to do a "blessing way" per se, but I want something special for him to have from everyone someday.
As I was laying in bed I realized what I could do. Books were always my outlet, I loved getting lost in a book. I'd hole up in bed and read, I'd sneak outside and hide somewhere to read, I'd read on the bus ride home from school, stay up late with a flash light reading and read out by the river/lake. I think I have such a crazy imagination because of all the reading I did. To this day I still want the library that the Beast gave Belle in The Beauty and the Beast. I want a huge library filled with books and it would be neat for Emery to have his own little library. I want him to have books to get lost in and be a reader like mama. I want him to read and know of other lands, to be creative, to have a good spelling and understanding and to have fun.
So, I'd like friends and family to get Emery a children's book. It can be a book you like the artwork in, a book your kids liked, a book you cherished as a kid, a book with deeper meaning or just a cute book you find. It doesn't have to be brand new, it can be used from your collection or one you find at a thrift store or a yard sale. Just a book that can read to him once he arrives in this world. I plan on reading to him everyday and hopefully the boys will as well. If you could write a little message in the cover, or on a post it to put it in there or even a letter I can save for him for when he's older I'd be ecstatic.
In a bit the boys and I are going to Barnes and Noble to pick one out for him and going to write him a letter/draw a picture that I can save for him.
If anyone needs the address just message me and I'll share. I hope this will have a good turn out :)
p.s. the quote was Albert Einstein.
Also, we're trying to think of ways to incorporate the boys more with the baby. I try to show them pictures each week of what the baby looks like and what is developing. Each time we went to the store I'd point out the vegetable/fruit that related in size to the baby. We try to talk to him and I let the boys feel him whenever he's squirmy but we need something more. We don't have a room for the baby so they can't help decorate at this point, we're not really buying much for clothes so we need something more...any ideas would be appreciated!