Earlier this year, we had our flooring renovated upstairs, which was my excuse to pretty much give most of our décor, books, small furniture, extra bedding to charity: you name it, I cleared it out.
Our bedroom remains furnished, but now with no real decorations other than curtains, so it was perfect timing to make it into a very simple affirmation sanctuary for the time being.
Our created birth shrine has photos of us, incense, candles, items from our wedding, my yoga balls, our midwife’s supplies, & cultural artifacts: a space of positivity where we can relax, focus, & trust in God to let my body work…
Our mental awareness is being heightened as this journey moves forward towards our homebirth. We hope to use our tub for labor &/or birth if baby instructs us to, which is also surrounded by several candles & I may place some fresh fruit around the tub as well.
If God has other plans, at least we’ll have a special-made, serene, nurturing environment to bring our baby back to since we’ve decided to co-sleep [although, not bed-share] for a while.