Monday, October 8, 2012

the moon is almost full - 34 weeks

the evening before the harvest moon, jenn and i headed to arlington park to snap a few photos of my growing belly. it was a beautiful indian summer night and i immediately fell in love with the parks many pomegranate, olive, orange, and cypress trees. it is so nice to discover a new corner of the city, especially with my littlest baby.

my due date is november sixth but there are so many things that lead me to believe she will be an october baby. i love this month, the transition from summer is so beautiful. the leaves change, we get to bundle up a bit more, hunt for pumpkins, eat donuts and drink cider. it is a perfect time to go from a family of three to a family of four. things are getting exciting around here!




dear baby girl,

it has been a really intense month with you. you are breech which has caused a lot of anxiety for me. i am trying really hard to surrender to your journey. knowing how you choose to come into the world is part of your path. a new lesson in motherhood that you are going to be different than your sister elodie. your auntie's midwife tells me that because we've been busy moving that you have just wanted to be closer to my heart and my voice. if this is the case, i'm so sorry that i haven't let you know how excited i am to welcome you into our family. things are slowing down and every day we are getting closer to you coming. you have grown so much in the past few weeks and i feel your spirit stronger every day. elodie always hugs you and says "i love you, my baby sister." you love when papa talks to you down low in my belly and kick like crazy when we sing to you. already a music lover! i can't wait to take you often to this new garden. it will always be ours as we discovered it together. 

mama loves you.  

15 comments:

  1. Lovely lovely photos. Beautiful garden. Beautiful mama! Best of luck for the home stretch x

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  2. aw... how exciting the adventure is...
    thank you so much for sharing your beautiful adventure...

    -wakako

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  3. I love this gorgeous blog and these beautiful photos! Congratulations on being almost there. I am 24 weeks pregnant now and haven't even thought about my baby being breech yet... there is still so much of my story that can change and take a different tune than the story took with her older sister. You have excellent perspective on it all, and I hope that all goes beautifully for you!

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  4. This is a really beautiful letter to your baby girl. I got so emotional about it I scooped up my little one and held her with a few tears running down my face. Birth can be so hard but it's well worth it to have our babies.

    I especially love what your midwife said about your baby wanting to be closer to your heart.

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  5. This is all so beautiful and endearing. Congratulations, she is so close : )

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  6. I have never commented before but absoloutly love your words and pictures. Found you a few months back and read every post over a weekend!

    My younger girl is an october baby and oh so special..it really is a special time..i hope you enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy.

    Kv sara

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  7. Love reading your blog. My 3yr old daughter was breech, she's done her own thing right from the start! We have a fantastic bond, her path into the world may have not been 'natural' but its the only birth experience I know. The love that we give our babies and the willingness to let them be is what's most important. I wish I had thought about what your your midwife said when my daughter's head was poking me in the ribs! :)

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  8. It's always beautiful to see your pregnancy photos and I can't say more to the wonderful words that you said to your baby.

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  9. lovely as always. <3 so excited for you guys.

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  10. Have you had a look at Spinning Babies? They go through exercises & positions you can try to get bubs to turn. Or visit a chiropractor that practices the Webster Technique. Good luck. With the right care it's also possible to deliver a breech baby naturally(depending on wether the legs are tucked up or not) - a friend of mine had her breech baby naturally 6 weeks ago. Enjoy your last weeks of pregnancy xx

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  11. I hope that sweet baby of yours flips for you. I'm sure everything will go well!

    Kacie

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  12. Beautiful photos. Beautiful you. Nov. 6th will be here before we know it - Eeeeek! (I have the same due date)

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  13. Beautiful pictures! I love October, too. My favorite month! I had a breech baby 4 years ago last July. She actually flipped into a two foot down position during my home birth. I felt her flip, but didn't really realize that it had actually happened. I delivered her, still in her bag of waters, 3 hours later. No problems other than some back labor. You and your daughter will figure out the best way to get her into this world. Good luck and many blessings on this exciting time in your life!

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  14. I love the letter that you wrote to your sweet baby. You are very wise to honor your baby's journey exactly as it happens :) Just about one year ago I found out that my baby boy was breech. I was anxious as well! I saw that someone mentioned the website spinning babies... I was all over that website and was grateful for the suggestions (and tried every one of them!!!), though my little guy stayed put. He was delivered via scheduled c-section and though it was not the birth experience that I'd anticipated I am truly grateful for his safe delivery. I love the story of his birth and couldn't be more bonded with him!!! Congratulations on your growing family. xo

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