Tomorrow is the big day, because of medical reasons I will be induced a few days before my due date. I was two weeks late during my last pregnancy and went into labor on my own the morning of my induction. Everyone was so excited and happy for me. I happily stayed on Twitter and Facebook until it was time to push. Looking back, I don’t remember much of the birth or of my labor. I was sucked in to what everyone was saying and feeling with me that I forgot all about my husband and the moment we were in.I left him out of the process so I could share with the world what I was doing. Come to think of it, in the past I’ve done that to him a lot.
Tomorrow I will have a baby. I will not be checking and tweeting and Facebooking during the process. This year I’ve learned many lessons the biggest being taking a step back from the online world and living fuller in my world. The world my children are in, the world that loves me and supports me unconditionally.I will be there with my husband with a full heart and it will be just us as we welcome our new daughter into the world.
Being online is a funny thing, you can easily lose yourself, your time. It’s hard to manage it all and keep it separate. I just wanted to tell the world that this is a special moment for my family. A very intimate time for my husband and I. I want to live in this moment with him, with my children. I want to soak in this time with our extended family.
I promise you will all know when she is born, and I will post a picture. I ask that you think good thoughts for us since this will be my very first induction and I’m pretty scared. I ask that you also look at how much you share, the precious intimate moments aren’t always meant for the world even if the rest of the world is happy to be in them. I ask that you be understanding of your moments with the ones who love you the most since it’s so easily forgotten.
I can honestly say I can not wait to meet my daughter and finally see her face for the first time. I can’t wait for my two daughters now to welcome her, and for our family to be there with us.
Wish us luck!
And send cake!