We've been on a pretty long hiatus, haven't we? But Om School is not closing its doors. We're making room for a new student, actually.
I've been absent from the blogosphere because we've been sitting on some exciting news for about a month now. I wasn't ready to share with the entire universe until after that first sonogram... and having a little life growing inside me has been just about the only thing I can think of -- so the blogging had to take a back seat. Until now.
We're due in late May and happy to report that Baby Om is growing strong and healthy right on schedule. I'm focusing more on the magical, natural, and spiritual aspects of childbearing this time around. I put down "What to Expect" after the first few pages and instead read Deepak's, Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives from cover to cover in just a few days. Instead of buying into the medicalization of childbearing, I'm emptying my mind and embracing my inner-wisdom. Our bodies know how to do this. Like with so many other things in life, often all we really need is to get out of our own way.
Our schooling has already taken on a new shape... with first trimester challenges like morning sickness and pregnancy fatigue cutting into our usual program, we're learning to be more flexible with our schedule -- a skill we'll certainly need to have mastered by the baby's arrival. We've been embracing our creative energies and looking at impermanence for our October mindfulness unit. Am's added the soprano recorder to her musical repertoire, continues to enjoy piano, and has advanced a belt in karate. We've been painting, counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s, and invented a new character, the Can Can Fairy, to help us with the four functions (of math). We've read some amazing books lately -- our favorite being, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth which I hope to give a full review to here soon.
I had all but forgotten what a magical time pregnancy is -- it's a time when our connection to Mama Universe is even more evident... a wondrous time when we're smack dab in the middle of the universe creating itself. In Magical Beginnings, Chopra writes, "With the birth of every child, the universe chooses to look at itself with fresh eyes." I hope you'll enjoy sharing this new beginning with us. Many blessings to all.