I’m getting all lyrical lately with the music quotes. In the words of Jack Johnson, I’m “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” for this baby to arrive! As I’m sure you all know, last night was not only a full moon, but a blood moon, harvest moon AND an eclipse. I was really hoping that the energy from the moon would help make things happen (there’s really no proof that it affects labor but lots of anecdotal evidence from hospital doctors and nurses that the ER and delivery room fills up on these nights), but…NADA. Mike and I headed out to the trails near our house to watch and it was stunning! I couldn’t help but think of Jason Mraz’s song about the energy between the sun and the moon, “Shine.” My favorite lyrics from the song are:
I keep a lamp over you, glowing in my heart
To keep from tripping over troublesome thoughts in the dark
We ain’t that different, we huddle underneath the same stars
I see who you really are
You’re every creature, every man, every woman and child
You’re the closest thing I’ll ever get to knowing God
Like the sun to the moon, I’ll send my love and light
A love like ours, it’ll fill the whole sky
When I first read the lyrics, I thought of the love I have for Mike. And then I re-read it and thought about Siena and it made me tear up (hormones eh!?!) thinking about this new love with her that I have yet to fully experience. I just can’t wait to meet her!
Labor is a time of transition. I’m sitting at a crossroads here, not able to move backward or forward without the impetus of labor. The eclipse is also a time of transition “marking opportunities for major completion and integration of much larger cycles of individual and collective growth. We can think of them like powerful threshold crossings or crucibles through which evolution occurs, marketing both an ending and a new beginning where we invite the next octave of understanding and wisdom into our lives” as well described by Shakti Sunfire (TheRhythmWay.com). My eclipse is just a little late.
Back to the Jack Johnson lyrics…I actually wouldn’t say I’ve been sitting. In usual Nicole fashion, I’ve been very active. Mike and I enjoyed the weekend but if I said we weren’t constantly wondering and talking about whether or not Siena would be making her grand debut, I’d be lying! Today is our 2 year wedding anniversary and we celebrated Saturday night with dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant , a walk during sunset and our favorite dessert – chocolate bread pudding from 3rd Corner.
Yesterday was a great day too and we headed to the beach to beat the heat (still in the 80s here) – we spent the majority of the time in the water and it felt absolutely amazing. I walked about 4-5 miles a day both Saturday and Sunday and did squats both days (and some other labor induction techniques) in hopes that the movement would help Siena get the picture but it didn’t help. We also saw a movie (one of the things everyone says you must do one last time before baby), I got a mani/pedi, did prenatal yoga and wrapped up some lose ends on the to do list… at this point there’s not much to do but wait!
Sunday Funday – Too bad you missed all the fun Siena!
So for now….we wait. I’m booking another prenatal massage! There’s gotta be some good to waiting!
Any tips for staying sane while waiting?!