I think Heather generally does a good job (though I think she might not be taking as many naps as she should be at the moment) of getting rest, and happy to have people come cook and clean for her, but it is always a good reminder to make sure we get enough rest.

Posted by Jon Daley on November 12, 2011, 8:57 am | Read 2920 times
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Thanks for the reminder. I was exhausted going into Joseph's birth, and that was very dumb. I'm making myself slow down this time around, but as the author says, it's very hard. It's hard to say "No, I can't commit to that, I need to, um, do nothing that close to the birth." Giving birth ain't nothing. It's impossible to describe how much energy - both physical and emotional - that's necessary to give so completely of yourself to a new being. I like her link to a list of things people can do to help when a new baby comes. Lots of people asked if they could help before Joseph but I didn't know what to ask for and afterward it was all I could do to get through the day, much less ask for help. Thanks again for the reminder that a women needs all the encouragement she can get around childbirth, both physically and emotionally - hence the food and the flowers suggested by this midwife!

Posted by IrishOboe on November 13, 2011, 2:43 am
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