59 – Big Belly

W59 – Big Belly

Notre prochaine aventure! Nous venons de partager la nouvelle sur la toile (Facebook). Ulysse sera grand frère au mois d’Avril 2017. La grossesse se passe bien, je suis enceinte depuis le début de S31 (W31 – Crabbing) et ne nous souhaitons pas connaitre le sexe du bébé. Mon suivi de grossesse est effectué par les sages femmes de la maison de naissance dans laquelle je souhaite accoucher. Les six derniers mois j’ai eu 2 prises de sang et une échographie, tout roule! Mes résultats de prise de sang et ma tension sont exemplaires apparement 🙂 Mr H et moi venons de commencer un stage de préparation à la naissance avec hypnose. Je pense qu’entre cette formation, ma pratique du yoga et l’expérience de la naissance d’Ulysse je suis équipée pour accoucher naturellement sans péridural et de manière calme, sereine et comfortable… Je vous tient au jus!

This is our next adventure! We just shared the big news with our friends and family on Facebook. Ulysse is going to be a big brother in April 2017. The pregnancy is going well, we are pregnant since W31 – Crabbing and we do not want to know the sex of the baby. My prenatal care has been done by the midwives from the Salmonberry birth Center, where we want to give birth. the last six month I’ve had 2 blood withdrawals and one ultrasound! All my results are really good 🙂 Mr H and I just started an Hypnobirthing class in Seattle. I think that between this class, my yoga practice and the experience of Ulysse’s birth we are set up to for calm and relaxing birth experience… I will keep you in the loop!

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What is the best memory of your pregnancy(ies)? Quel est le meilleur souvenir de votre/vos grossesse(s)

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More info about the Salmonberry birth center, ici.

More info about the hypno-birthing class, ici.

My favorite book about birth, ici.

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35 – What do you see?

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W35 – What do you see?

A new game for Ulysse to play! Open and close the containers, fill them up and empty them (rice/sugar/water/dirt/sand…). Simple everyday tools that help kiddos developing fine motor skills. I have never heard of Maria Montessori’s pedagogy before moving to Seattle 10 years ago. It is very very slowly making it’s way in France… Celine Alvarez (French researcher/author/preschool teacher) has done a fantastic job proving/showing the benefits of a pedagogy based on the natural learning skills of the kids. However, the results of her 3 years research in a test classroom in the lower class Parisian suburb were so good that the French ministry of education asked her to stop the test classroom and quit her job since she was clearly proving the in-efficacy of the actual French (pre)school system. I know that having a free public preschool system is amazing however what if the kids are not actually learning anything through it and it creates more stress and anxiety for everyone? I found it extremely interesting as I loved learning/going to school as a kid but I had to work extra hard to keep average grades.. I would love my kid to attend a Montessori school at some point, however right now it is not possible. The good news is that Ulysse has been accepted in the morning Head Start program this September! Youhou!!

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Have you ever consider homeschooling?

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More info about Maria Montessori’s pedagogy, here.

More info about Celine Alvarez work, here (in french).

“How to in the classroom” practical video guides from Celine Alvarez’s website, here.

What is Head start? here.

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