soon to be birthing mamas-
i just wrote my birth story and submitted it for publication. while writing it i realized that other then during meditation, it is one of the few 8 hour streches where i was purely in the moment. despite it being my first and being at home 30 minutes from the nearest hospital, despite the fact that my midwife was snow bound at her house for more then half of my labor, despite all the new ness and not knowing what was going on
, i stayed in the moment each second, and never worried. what an amazing occurance. birthing is what our bodies are made to do, and that is amazing in itself.
water- i spent some time in our bath tub- the first few hours. but it was too small for my big belly and i had back pain to boot so found more solace in squating, dancing, ect.
hitting- dd has been hitting and torturing the cat for months. i tell her "soft" and show her, using my own hand and then her hand. i also tell her that she is hurting the cat,and "ouch". she also hits dh and i with things sometimes. i tell her that we don't hit pepole with things. (ok, we don't hit people at all in this house :LOL)
i often have to remove her from the cat, and remove the item from her hand. it seems like a slow process.....
dd has been doing this interesting thing lately. she lays down on her tummy on the floor. she sometimes does it when she is a bit frustrated. and occassionally she does it more violently as a mini tantrum. i think she is trying to ground her energies and calm herself.
have a wonderful day mamas!