No baby yet!

by Jessie K on December 4, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo labor yet, but the other night a few friends came over for a low key baby shower. And by low key, I mean LOW KEY. I don’t need anything or want anything yet will you get a load of that wrap job on that present? It’s an explosion of tissue blossoms, worthy of Martha Stewart on speed. Some friends never listen. Some friends go all out.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEven though said present contained DIAPERS, GLORIOUS DIAPERS! Which is what I really want and need (thanks, Maria!).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter I opened a few gifts, we had a little sage “smudging” ceremony in which my buddy Chin, a clinical herbalist and founder of Soothing Herbals Apothecary (one of my longtime sponsors), lit a bundle of dried sage on fire and wafted the smoke around my body. Smudging is an ancient practice thought to purify the psyche and cleanse the soul. Afterward, my friends each took turns wafting the burning sage around my new house, a ritual for purifying a space and dislodging old, draggy energy.┬áIt’s a very mystical experience, as evidenced by my expression. I’m actually floating three inches off the ground in this picture.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve felt light as a feather ever since.

C’mon, baby!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Penny December 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

That last few days of waiting are the longest! You look beautiful.


Janelle December 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

You don’t even look pregnant in those photos! Just simply ravishing!


Jessie K December 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s all the black, I assure you. A black wardrobe is a pregnant lady’s secret weapon.


Amanda December 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

We received a sage bundle from the woman who performed our marriage ceremony and I love to smudge it whenever I feel a little bit off or there is something off with the energy in our home.

I think I should go do it now. Maybe with some wine to drink. That always helps!

Good luck on baby’s impending arrival! Can’t wait to see photos and hear the chosen name!


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