Tuesday, January 6, 2009

well, I'll be

I actually made some art. Hurray! A few pages from the week of Christmas. There are more on my flickr, and more for me to add tomorrow, too. 

(The book is getting so fat that it doesn't open flat anymore, hence my fingers in every picture. I kind of like it though. Gives it a nice scale.)

Anyway, besides art, here are a few other things that have been occupying my time this week:

-updating my tumblr more often. I think my attention span is better suited to tumblr these days. 

-Rereading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth. I highly recommend this to any pregnant woman, or really any woman. I usually have an aversion to this word, but it's very. . . empowering. And has helped me to overcome some of my fears and weirdnesses about birth. One disclaimer, it is kind of for hippies, so if you are not into crunchy tales of giving birth naturally on a farm, it might not be the book for you. But I'm into it. 

-Trying to maintain a positive attitude despite the fact that I have HAD IT with wives tales, other people's advice, birthing horror stories, etc. I'm a pretty sensitive person and I think I take things too seriously, I just need to let all of it roll off my back. Honestly, though, who wouldn't hate hearing things like, "your hips are too small to give birth naturally." What the hell, ladies?! Let's be kind and understanding with one another. Luckily the good stories and sharing have outnumbered the bad, but the bad ones just linger with me. 

-On to better things. . . . I checked out Swedish Cakes and Cookies from the library and I think I might actually have to buy it. I made "Marta's Chocolate Slices" last night and not only were they super simple to make, the results were fantastic. Plus the book is just cute:


em said...

That cookbook looks fabulous! :)

I'll have to check out the pregnant person book! ;) Are you trying anything special with your labor and delivery? Since you're into the "natural farm births" I thought perhaps... ;) My friend is a hypno-birthing instructor, so I'm going to give it at try...I make no promises, though!!

willikat said...

you are going to ROCK as a mom. that is all.

kimberly said...

I thought the book was very empowering as well. But I will say that it made me feel kind of worse about having to have a c-section. The part in the book how they only had like one c-section ever or something. I kept hearing that in my head the whole time we were in the hospital. It sort of made me feel like I did something wrong.

Also, don't you think it's funny how practically EVERY woman has to tell you her birth story?

Josie said...

Katie - thanks for visiting over at Organized Mommy. I totally know what you mean about everyone's birthing horror stories. Why does everyone feel the need to scare the s**t out of someone who is just about to give birth?!? You just have to tune them out!