09 December 2008

intention


Last week my 4yo told me about how he was going to get a new toy at the birthday party he was going to soon. He remembered that the party place has once of those glass cases with the robot grabber arm where you pay money for a chance to try to get a prize. I told him good luck & he said thanks. He was all excited and I told him that he might not win, that it was just a chance, but he was confident.
He came home from the party with a HUGE stuffed bear. He did it.

The momma who most recently gave birth had commented several times during our talks that she would love it if her baby was born "in the caul". Traditional wisdom is that babies born in the veil of the amniotic sac will be especially powerful and intuitive. I told her about the birth where I had taken a picture of such a baby, but that it wasn't super common (just checked - about 1/1000). Still, she brought it up a few more times.
Her baby was born in the caul. Her midwife called her a "Dalai Lama baby".

Intention is powerful. Maybe I should stop trying to rain on everyone's parade!

7 comments:

Doula Lynn said...

OMG Kim did you take that picture??

DoulaMomma said...

I did!
It was a special birth - the third child, a girl, joining two brothers. I was there for all three, actually caught the first brother, though the doctor was in the room - happened so quickly. It was also the doc's (family doc who only attended births occasionally - not renewing her OB insurance) last birth ever - a nice one to go out on!

Sarah said...

I've always been fascinated w/ "in the caul" births. Amazing photo!

DoulaMomma said...

me too Sarah - thanks! Sort of cool that they are called "caulbearers"

carriex3 said...

amazing photo, so beautiful.....
xo,
c

Nanda Mama said...

I love that picture. I thought of that birth for my three, always found the idea fascinating. I do think Zachary, aka Buddha, had an invisible caul. Kelli and Marla swear they heard bells ringing :)!

DoulaMomma said...

ooh Nanda - so cool about the bells!