Slowly and gradually we are preparing for the arrival of a sweet new addition that will make us a little family of three. My entire pregnancy has been such a blessing, I've truly enjoyed every single day of it. From the first gentle flutters of life to the happy bouncing around in my belly... Soon to be a memory I'll hold onto forever.
Last Summer we had a bees nest under the roof of the room that is now the nursery. Whenever the sun shone on the roof, we heard soft humming sounds of bees cooling their nest. We used that theme for the nursery, and stamped a pattern of golden bees on one of the walls. I pressed some wildflowers from our garden and framed them, and my mother made a beautiful cloud mobile. The color palet we used was honey, oat, milk, and vanilla.
The collected Lullabies and Poems for Children from Everyman's Library I found online. I do like lullabies, some are so silly. I thought I'd share one by Robert Louis Stevenson with you today.
The Land of Nod
From breakfast on all through the day
At home among my friends I stay;
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.
All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do -
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.
The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.
Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.
- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)