"I let go to transformation.

I let loose, flying off into death, birth, void, full...

I am one with the beloved again.

She died laughing.

She died in ecstasy.

She died with her eyes wide open."

Friday, December 3, 2010

You Know You're Past Your Due Date When...

These are all according to my personal experience, but maybe some of you out there can relate to a few...

1. Doing the dishes feels like an accomplishment.

2. You're amazed that you went an hour in the mall without needing a rest.

3. You look to see the thing that just jutted out of the wall and hit your stomach, only to realize you're the thing jutting into walls.

4. Getting a back rub is equal to or better than sex. Good sex.

5. The thought crosses your mind at least once a day that this might not be a baby, but actually a tumor, and you have to remind yourself not to take the idea seriously.

6. The baby items you've collected need to be dusted or shaken out more than twice before the baby gets there.

7. The birth pool begins to deflate on its own more than twice before the baby gets there.

8. Instead of "hello" the greeting you become accustomed to is, "Wow. Look at you."

9. Almost every person you know has given their advice on how to bring on labor, whether you've asked for it or not.

10. You stop referring to when the baby comes, and start saying if.