We're getting really excited for lil Eva to join us in this world. We are still getting ready, it seems never ending all the things parents can do to make your home comfortable & an artistic environment for a little one. We're trying to use lots of colors to decorate, and Andrew's painting for Eva is coming along amazingly.
We're also practicing our Hypnobirthing, getting ready for the big day. Its pretty astounding how it works. Our Doula used Hypnobirthing for her 3 pregnancies, so she can help us during our labor, which we'll appreciate immensely. Parents can also use the techniques in Hypnobirthing for help raising your children. When things get stressful, or a bit crazy, you can use the deep relaxation tips to help calm you, thus making you able to cope with things better, which will help you be a better parent!
What's Hypnobirthing you may ask? http://www.hypnobirthing.com/FAQs.htm#what
But what's hypnosis? http://www.hypnobabies.com/mylink.php?id=3804
We'll keep you posted as things progress! If we end up going into labor earlier, we're making a phone tree to let everyone know when to light their candles that I made when labor starts so you can keep us in your thoughts that day (or days if goes that way). The flickering lights lit for us will be an added source of strength & comfort. If you were unable to come to the baby shower, you can still light a candle in our honor & send us your good thoughts. I'll also be wearing the birth bead necklace that I made from the beads that friends gave me at the shower. It will be a constant reminder of the blessings and support from my friends. Thanks to you all who are still wearing the yarn bracelets from the shower as well, those symbolize the inter-connection and solidarity shared with me, and to remind you to send me your support during labor. I'm not sure if I'll have time to post on here when I'm in labor, so you may want to email me asap if you want to be added to the phone tree to know when we go into labor.
"It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without the risk of injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement...it must be understood that the birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love..."-Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, Childbirth Without Fear, 1953