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Sunday, January 4th
Waning Crescent Moon
27 days old
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For my favorite tiny Swedish girl.
Her papa is jealous. Which is creepy, really.
This Tuesday, we’re delighted to get started with an ongoing crafty evening for mamas at the shop. We invite pregnant and freshly minted mamas to come sit and craft with one another from 7 to 9 pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month, so for now, that’s 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, etc…. We’ll provide the tea and gossip, you provide the projects.
Illustration by Barbara Nessim, from one of my favorite books on the subject, Birth by Caterine Milinaire, 1971.
Aunties extend further excitement in celebration of beautiful wee Lou Meinolf, seen here wrapped up in a blanket made with love by proud Papa Travis, Action Weaver, in the loving arms of Mama Iris, surrounded in every way possible with love, handcrafts, and Boobs.
Mahalo for the pics, Travis und Iris! xx
We Aunties welcome Oliver Brooke Halsey Murch into our flock of well loved, overly-much-kissed boys.
Our dear Bronwen gave birth to Oliver on the morning of January 22nd in the same room where elder brother Arlo arrived, in the same house where Papa Mickey was born on their family farm up north. Nice start little one.
Glad you’re here Love!
Ladies and Gentlemen of my lovely community,
I, Nile Nash, am one of the three ladies that own this wonderful shop, Gravel & Gold. I am also a certified nurse midwife, a nurse practitioner of women’s health, and a registered nurse. So much of our intention with Gravel & Gold is to create community around our passions. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is seeing mamas and babies in the shop, or getting to hold wee ones while mama tries on clothes, or recommending any book by Ina May. And Gravel & Gold, both the shop space and you as a community, have always been a support to me on my path of becoming a midwife and starting my own practice.
So, I’d like to share with you that I’ve launched a fundraising campaign to help raise money for my new practice, Mama Lion Midwifery! I’m providing home birth and well woman GYN care to the community of San Francisco. Help me raise money for supplies like a microscope, speculums, and other goodies, rent, and a pro bono home birth for one lucky family. The campaign runs until the spring equinox on March 20th, when the day and night are finally equal and the light continues to grow. Think of all the lovely witchy metaphors that abound when you DONATE to my campaign!
Tell your friends and family: http://www.indiegogo.com/Mama-Lion-Midwifery
P.S. Nilie caught all three of these beautiful babies in one week! Hazah!
Made it to the Yuba yesterday for some mermaiding, just in time. Wendy, Suuzi, and I have reached the black bathing suit phase—past the nasty strings, past the no suit, not yet arrived at the the joyous skirted jade option. Something practical, that communicates no information. Something quick enough to catch Felix on the run.
Now that we’ve got the naming bit all sorted, Aunties are delighted to spread our abounding love for the newest baby in our midst. He is Huxley O’Reilly Griffith of Arwen + Saul, nephew of Meara, born 6 pounds 12 ounces, one month ago tomorrow. A calm-eyed, wee wood sprite, he is. And here he is giving us all the bird in a photo taken by his sweet mama.