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Eden is Six

When we woke up this morning, Eden yelled, “Hooray! I've always wanted to be six!”

I think I'll always consider her birthday my “Mommyversary”. Every morning on her birthday I wake up and think something like, “Well, my water broke by this time six years ago.” I love that I remember all of my births with pride. I look forward to showing Eden the pictures and going over the story again. I love how that nervous feeling of excitement becomes perfectly present in my tummy again.

I'll do her birthday pictures later, but for now I would just like to share my birth story for all my new friends who might not have seen it before. There are some naked birthy pics, and although I don't really consider that 'not safe for work' (says the doula), I guess I should warn for naked me any time that happens.

"People asked me if I was afraid and I laughed. Are you kidding? I'm a birth goddess. I didn't doubt for a second. It's what I was made for."

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beldar
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Eden!

I'm sure she'll be tired of being six in about 365 days, if not sooner. =)
Reminds me of the T-shirt I got for my nephew that says "Right now is as old as I've ever been" (he is also six) I think the shirt is still available at threadless.com
ahavah
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! She is enjoying all the birthday love.

I may have to get her that shirt. Last night before bed, I asked her, "So are you feeling six yet?" She said, "Well almost, but I bet I will tomorrow." Kids are wise.
lilmissmagic71
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Eden! and Happy Mommyversary, Momma!

I am moved to tears by your birth story... it was lovely! Have a great day, both of you!
ahavah
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. *hugs*
brightflashes
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
aww that's so sweet. I'm glad that she's 6!
ahavah
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! She's finally starting to look her age. :P
badgerbear
Mar. 3rd, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Eden! :)

As I am getting healthier and starting to really make our house a home - and our yard a huge garden filled with love, I am thinking more and more about having kids. I want a beautiful daughter, and sharing your lovely birth stories and hearing about your lovely children is a huge lift to me. :) One day when we do have kids, do you think I would be able to have you as my doula? Maybe I can give you your backpiece, for something as amazing as that. *grin*
ahavah
Mar. 3rd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I would be so very honored to be there as your doula! And I also love a good barter. :)

Thank you so much! That's awesome of you.
badgerbear
Mar. 3rd, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
*squee!* I have some book to share with you, that actually encompass some birthing ideas I am mulling over - I will be mailing down the first book of the series to you as a gift, it's the Anastasia Ringing Cedar's series, and it has all sorts of knowledge in there, like everything I have ever dreamed or known deep within about living and being human, in a practical guide and explained. This book and the later ones (I am just starting the 5th now), speak a great deal about parenting and raising kids, from conception to birth and beyond, and it gives me the idea of having an outdoor birth, when the time comes. You'll have to share with me your insights on her ideas, as you know way more than I do! But it feels and sounds beautiful and like such a wonderful way to give birth, I actually can't wait, and I have always til now been really scared of having kids and childbirth. How amazing how a shift in perspective/perception ccan make such a huge difference. Anyway, I'll send this off when I can get to the post office. You are going to LOVE it!!! *HUGS*
ahavah
Mar. 3rd, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that sounds amazing! I haven't heard of these before. I can't wait to see. That so sweet of you! I've been meaning to write you back. I'm sorry I haven't been on the ball with that. :/

I would love to have an outdoor birth! I heard of a woman who gave birth in the Dead Sea, and I thought that experiences like that have got to be completely life changing. I can't imagine starting out your life that way. There's really such an amazing power in birth. It doesn't surprise me that you would be excited about the prospect!
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