giovedì 25 agosto 2011

the moral dilemma

Baby sheepskin (or lambskin) yes or no?
For centuries mother had wound their children in sheepskin just after the birth and here in Germany it's still a common thing, recommended by midwives, pediatricians, antroposophic clinics and -the most important- from my friend Nicolina (wich, I swear, when it comes about my daughters, she's more competent than any midwife or pediatrician). Some studies showed that sheepskin keep the baby warm and dry and it helps develop her physical and emotional skills; the heat of the wool infuses calm and induces the newborn to relax helping her sleep better.
Obviously, it's necessary to purchase skins of sheep raised naturally, not treated with parasiticides and after not whitened or igenized.
As a vegan-vegetarian for more than twenty years -like I am- that has been a hard choice. I Have thought and consider it endlesly in my head: I would have sacrifice an animal for my daughter but what kind of message would I give to my children? not a very coherent one.
I have decided for a test, someone lends me his sheepskin and, I don't know if it's just my personal impression, but Tilda Joy seems to like it. She tosses naked in it and then she falls asleep, happy. If you decide to buy one of your own, sleep in it for a few months before giving to your babyborn because the skin will imbue with your smell/parfume and your baby will feel protected.
So, today the skin is here and I feel some guilt, I hope that twenty years of vegetarianism and animalist conscience will equalizes the account with my Karma.

venerdì 12 agosto 2011

She so cute and i love her fanny faces, it seems that she loved bathing.And there is no sleepless nights , zombie-look-like days that don´t deserve this moments.
i ´m not using any kind of soap, i just use Calendula oil for a massage after the bath

domenica 7 agosto 2011

mercoledì 3 agosto 2011

from Mamma Zen writen by Karen Maezen Miller

When you drop your expectations, lose your selfishness, forget your grievances, give up your worries, abandon the plan, stop your striving, let it out, let it go, let things pass, take a breath, take a break, quite down, be still, empty your mind, open your heart, and come alive , what else is there to be but happy?

My Rollercoaster - Kimya Dawson

I like Kymia Dawson very much and it seems that both my daughters like to listen to her too.
Me and Teresa listened to The Alphabut cd 1 million times, and i think i´ll do it again with Tilda Joy

For my daughters:
I love you sweet baby
The first thing in our list of things to do
Is to wake up right next to you
Second thing that we have planned
Is to kiss both of your hands

Third thing that we'll do today
Is look you in the eye and say
I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything

Then we're gonna change you
Then we're gonna feed you
Then we're both play peek-a-boo
Then we're gonna read to you

Then you have more milk and have some water
And we'll smile at you and tell you we're so glad that you're our daughter
Then you'll fall asleep on daddy's lap
We'll watch MacGyver while you take a nap

When you wake up we have more plans
Say good morning baby and kiss your hands
Then you're gonna make a pee
In your little green potty

Then we're gonna eat our lunch
Mash apricots for you to munch
Then you're gonna nurse again
Then we're gonna call our friends

Then we'll dump out all your toys
Singin', dancing, make some noise
Then we're gonna take a walk
Down the street to the park
[ Lyrics from: ]
We'll play on the see-saw, play on the slide
You'll get tired and rub your eyes
Then we'll go home for more nursing and sleeping
Bouncing and nursing and waking and peeing
Crawling and bouncing and dancing and hitting
Nursing and peeing and kisses and seeing

You're an amazing human being
You're an amazing human being
You're an amazing human being
You're an amazing human being