Posts Tagged ‘birth’

Warning: this post is a bit of a bummer.

According to my favourite due date calculator, I am 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant today. This is the final part of the final stretch.

30 weeks

The thing is, I wish this stretch was over already.


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In the last few days before a birth it feels as though the world is holding its breath. Everything around me is muted, like a city sleeping under a heavy snowfall, like 3am — the sounds and colours and movement are there, but slowed, quieted, muffled. The world waiting for a bringing forth, like bulbs thrusting through the cold, barren earth in early Spring.

In the final hours of preparation, I am pulled into myself…


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 Credit: Trish Robicheau  -  Image used with permission.

Credit: Trish Robicheau – Image used with permission.

There are moments in all our lives from which we cannot go back, moments that leave us forever changed or transformed, points of metamorphosis that we can rail against or embrace.

Pregnancy is one of these thresholds; birth is a doorway through which no woman emerges unchanged. (more…)

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