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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part…

13 Jul

Oh yes I did just quote Tom Petty.  But, seriously.  I’ve been on maternity leave for three weeks now.  The whole two story townhouse is clean.  All laundry has been washed – that’s including baby clothes and sheets.  I’ve cooked and frozen several healthy meals for after.  The hospital bags are packed.  Carseat installed.  People lined up with spare keys to check on the cats.  I’ve finished the novel I was reading, re-read Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth and Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing, practiced my hypnosis and relaxation and affirmations to the point where I can recite them from memory, and made arrangements with the lady who’ll be dehydrating and making capsules from my placenta.  (I know, can you get more primal than ingesting your own placenta…?)

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