Daisy has taken quite an interest in this pregnancy. She understands pretty fully that mommy has a baby in her belly and likes to remind me often. Her sweet little questions and concerns melt my heart. We had a pretty fun conversation about birth the other day. I think birth is beautiful and natural and I’m very happy that my little girls get to be around it and experience in throughout their childhoods. Wether through my own pregnancies or my doula and midwife endevours. There’s something wonderful in birth that America has forgotten and we as women have forgotten to pass onto our daughters. Bringing, nurturing and birthing new life is such a powerful thing. What better thing to imprint on our daughters that their bodies are mighty and sacred?
Daisy, I guess, has seen some of the birth videos I’ve watched and some of the photos of her sister’s birth. The other day she says, “Mama, when you take the baby out it will wiggle like a snake! So you have to trap it in a blanket and once it’s trapped you can hand it to me and I will love it.”
Pretty accurate for a three year old! She checks on me daily.
“Mama, is the baby coming out today?”
“Not today, sweetie. Baby will come out when it gets really cold outside, near thanksgiving and christmas.”
I’ll be sitting on the couch and she’ll bring me a blanket and just cover my belly and say, “The baby is cold, mama!” as well as kissing my belly goodnight each night. What a sweet older sister. I’m so glad she’s excited and that her little mind can grasp and be thrilled for this new little one. Story has no clue but I’m sure she’ll be a doting older sister as well.
This baby will not be lacking in love and caretakers.