|This is our dear Guru Louise is labor with her first kid.|
The act of giving birth is an amazing (and sometimes scary) thing. I wish I could be there to hold her hand, or bring her awesome husband a Starbucks, or play with her kids so they would miss her a little less while she's in the hospital. But I live too far away.
Maybe we could all take a moment and send her a good vibe, or a prayer, or a little strength or whatever you feel comfortable sending her. And at that moment today when she is scared or exhausted or feeling weak and wrung out, she'll get a little extra lift from all of us.
I know she sounds very sweet and funny in her posts - but she is so much sweeter in real life. She is truly a kind, loving, and decent human being. This new baby is very lucky to have her as a mommy. Sniffle.
She wrote this last night and I wanted to share it with you guys:
I should really be sleeping right now.
See, I’m having a baby tomorrow. My third baby. So I’m very, acutely aware that this is the last night for several years when I can sleep through the night by my own choosing. Sigh.
And yet here I am and I just can’t shut my brain up. I’m in an unusual situation because I know when I’m going to give birth, thanks to my high-risk pregnancy. So you’d think I’d have all my ducks in a row, but there is absolutely nothing in a row over here. I do finally have a suitcase packed and the car seat base is in the car. I got a pedicure and did some vacuuming today, too. But none of the stuff in my head is in a row. My brain won’t be quiet long enough for me to snuggle my body pillow and go to sleep.
I’m preoccupied by a number of things. I’m worried about something going wrong tomorrow during the delivery. I’m concerned that my 5 year-old and 3 year-old have no clue how exhausted I’m going to be this summer. I’m feeling nostalgic because this is my last pregnancy and I think I might miss how this feels.
But one thing I am absolutely NOT anxious about is meeting this baby. Before my first was born I was anxious about everything. I didn’t know how to be a mother or what to do with a baby. Frankly, I was terrified. Before my second child was born I would gaze lovingly at my oldest and think, ‘There is no way another kid could be as awesome as you,’ and then I would crumple up in tears because I was convinced it was true and that the second child would see it written on my face.
Now I know things. I know you can, in fact, love your second child as much as your first. And he will be just as awesome, but in a completely different way from your first. It’s amazing and inspiring.
You can read the rest here on Babble. (sorry for the link-thru, I know they're annoying but she's literally 41 weeks pregnant, it's not like we could ask her to write two posts...)
YAY!!! Guru had a healthy boy!
On 6/24/13 at at 9:13pm, 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 18 inches long!!
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