amy~ thanks for the fruity placenta recipe. i've been thinking of eating it somehow, but only knew of friends doing salty stuff with it, like stir-fry with veggies and ginger/garlic/tamari. since i don't eat meat, and also don't think cooked placenta holds as much value, the fruity smoothie idea is really appealing...plus, i lovelovelove smoothies!
kate~ woohoo!! congrats on your dh getting on board. isn't it a load off?! now you can share your enthusiasm without feeling like he's feeling dragged into it! yea for you! that's so sweet how lovey he's being with the babe, too.
~~***~~~**~~~ patience and birthing vibes to anyone who needs some.
anyone having birth fantasies? wanna share? we can ask for and manifest anything we want, i figure. i've started and i'm trying to branch out a bit, but i'm a little stuck...my mind goes blank when i try to think of them. here's the main one...it's going to sound a little wacky since our living situation is, uh, *rustic* you might say.
the outhouse/bathhouse is finished, tiled, painted and insulated. after a week of warm weather in which i've been able to sun naked in all my big 'ol glory, i wake up at sunrise as it starts to warm back up from the night. i start the tub to filling up with rainwater, so there's plenty of time for dh to heat the water (rain catchment water is cooold!) i wake up dh and ask him to start on that project. he not only does that, but lights candles in there for us and has recharge and snacks for both of us. i go for a walk around the land and stop to breathe with the trees' strength coming into me as i want it (remembering that what i'm doing is just as natural as the tree growing), or squat on a rock, and rock. a little later, i make it back and the water is miraculously hot and ready so much faster than usual (hey, i can dream). i slip in and enjoy connecting with my babe and getting in touch with her as we get ready to birth together. the contractions are stronger, but i'm still flowing with them and not feeling them as *painful*. even though we've prepared lots of towels on the floor and pillows to lean on and have a clean, new bucket for the composting toilet, i stay in the water and flow with it, squatting in the tub sideways, vocalizing some but not as much as i'd thought i would. soon enough, my body starts opening enough to release the baby, and my baby actually helps with the process like she's pushing off from my uterus. i feel my yoni and perineum as they slowly allow more room for the babe... i'm elastic and even though it's tight, my body has perfectly adapted to allow room for the baby to be gently and rhythmically passed into the water as i catch her. her papa lays down next to the sunken tub and we kiss each other and stare dumb-founded and blissfully and what/who just came from me as she lays on my belly staring at us. it was only a few hours from start to finish. soon after, the placenta passes (later her papa makes a smoothie for me with it with strawberries and banana and oj!) and helps me walk back to the camper. the next morning, he gets up early and draws/heats a fresh bath for baby and me.
so that's one of them...for a while i pictured birthing at night, but it's so cold still at night in march/april, i figured i should go with a daytime fantasy. i also have fantasies that are longer births, but this is my short one.