Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Birth Journey

It feels like eons since I've written, fellow bloggers and friends.  I'm sorry to say there's no excuse, except for this alien life form who has taken over my body, and this new house which seeps endless to-do lists from the walls.  We are loving this journey, but I have to admit I would be even more of an emotional wreck without my few saving graces:

1) My amazing husband.  Seriously.  He really puts up with a lot.  He cooks and cleans, too.  Thank God and thank his mother.

2) Our kiddie pool.  On a 90+ degree day, nothing switches my mood like a play-session in the pool with my almost-4-old.  My husband freely admits that he bought it primarily for me.  Thank you! 

3) Hypnobabies.  If you're looking for a birthing class, please do yourself a favor and check this out- it's not as weird as it sounds.  I feel so relaxed, comfortable and ready for this birth because of this amazing program!  Many women experience little or no pain through the process of self-hypnosis during birth (it's not a "silent" program- just a meditative one). 

4) God.  This birth reminds me that my body is a sanctuary, a vessel, meant to serve Him in every way.  This child is a gift to Him, and this body is a gift, too.  Thanks for the perspective, Creator of the Universe.

5) Friends and Family.  To everyone who calls, Facebooks or e-mails me on a regular basis to "check-in"... thank you!  I don't feel like I had a fraction of this support when we had our first daughter.  What a blessing!  I'm even making a few new friends in our neighborhood...

I'm really going to try to write more often, though I'm sure that's a silly proposition when we have a baby due anyday.  Just know that I'm out here, I have lots to say, I'll be back soon! 

Blessings!