Actually, I'm the lucky one. Lilly and Joe's oldest daughter is our goddaughter- she is 8. Through their decisions I learned so much about homebirth, family bed, extended nursing, cloth diapers, etc. Lilly was an amazing role model for me, and made my own homebirth, breastfeeding, and natural parenting so much easier.
All I've managed to do is send boxes and boxes of hand-me-downs and make this new baby a quilt. I'm so sad I won't meet this new baby till summer...
I've noticed that since Eli is born, I feel so weepy/powerful/spiritual when I think about laboring women. What a wonderful thing birthing is, what a community thing. I suppose that is why I am here today- I've been very wrapped up in work lately (while Eli is asleep, anyway) and haven't been posting but today I need this community of strong mommas and all of their momma energy.