Wednesday, May 27, 2009

time ambled along...

In the beginning of 2007, Paul and I felt we were ready to have a baby... as with everything else, we didn't have a plan or agenda... just went with whatever happened. In June we found out the baby was on her way! Strange feeling - knowing somebody has begun making your tummy their home, but you feel no different. (A very close friend of mine, Vicki had just moved back to Canada with her family - Atul and James - and she gave me James' child sized table and stool saying you'll never know when you might need it...little did we know, I was already pregnant when she was saying that!!)
I was totally caught up with finding out 'what was the best way to ensure everything was going to go fabulously well'
I was always more convinced that native methoda of medicine were far superior to allopathy, so most of my research was into what Ayurveda advised for pregnancy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

where did it all begin?

I'm wondering where to start:
...from the beginning of Paul and Reba's meeting each other?
...or did the story begin during Reba's early twenties when the need to shake off the 'establishment' from her shoulders started becoming a constant urge...?
...or was it already seeded when she bacame aware during childhood that her own birth was a difficult one for her mother, who consequently had two caesarian deliveries to have her two younger sisters?
...or was it from inheriting her grandmother's sense of independance...?
As with all stories in life, I have come to realise that there is no one starting point....just many variables that come into play at points in time, presenting themselves to be woven into a personal equation.
I think the actual technical beginning of this particualar journey began in July 2007, when Paul was in Los Angeles, working on a project from the studio he was working in at the time. He met a wonderful man named Alan, a designer who was working on the same project, who was passionately committed to working against vaccinations. Paul was convinced by the information Alan had...and so was I after hearing about it and checking it up for myself. In a few weeks time, I got a documentary on the internet about vaccinations, which had doctors examining in great detail - with a lot of convincing statistics- about the efficacy of vaccinations as a form of immunisation. (now, I have absolute knowledge in the power of the universe unfolding itself through synchronicity in our lives, so on hindsight I am not surprised at the timing that this happened!). Their verdict was that there was not enough proof to say that vaccinations worked in the way that the general public perceived. Bottomline: if you ensured that your child's immunity was up all the time, the human body would successfully take care of the rest.
Although we as a couple had hardly decided to have a baby...we were decided on the fact that if we did have one, we would not vaccinate


Eva is more than a year old now and I've finally got around to starting the blog that I wanted to have for so long! There were so many wonder-filled responses, curiosity and eyes wide open with dropped jaws at the news of Eva's unassisted home birth, that made us keen to have a blog.
So here goes! I am going to try to chronicle the story of this journey...hope it is inspiring and brings light to your life!
Love always,