|The short devotion was well received.|
Recently I was invited to the baby shower of one of the ladies at the newly formed church here in Huayapam. It was unique in that both non-Christian family and church family attended. It was a good opportunity for her family to see how much her church family cares for her, for them to see us pray and hear a few gentle scriptures about the blessings of children and motherhood.
Above we are playing a "multitasking game" in which you have to hold your baby, talk on the phone and hang up your clothes. I tied my baby on rebozo style and was really moving along until I dropped the phone! That was not mine! That splatted in pieces all over the floor! Turns out I am a little rusty at multitasking. The ladies thought it was hilarious and the phone worked fine after they got it put back together. You can see my reaction.
One interesting game they have played at every baby shower I have attended is the "lip stick" game. No one marks their gift. The new mama opens the gift and then she has to guess who brought it. If she guesses correct she gets to mark their face with lip stick, but if she is wrong, the person who brought the gift gets to mark her face. I have never gone to a baby shower were they have not guessed my gift and this one was no exception. I guess no matter how hard I try, something screams American or maybe my face gives it away. I guess I probably should not try poker anytime soon.
Those of you who are interested in all things birth, will probably find it interesting that she was told by her doctor that her pelvis was too small and that they needed to schedule a c-section. The c-section rate is around 80% here, so this is pretty par for the course. I told her there was no way to know until birth. She gave birth naturally just three days later. Mom and baby are doing well!