Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Babyville, Musicville, and Schoolville

No--we do NOT have a baby yet!! I think about 3 teachers I work with asked me that today. I felt like being flippant and saying "Do you really think I'd be here if I had a baby right now?" but I politely just said, "No, not yet--three more week!" I can hardly believe it when I say it out loud. Three.More.Weeks. Or at least close to it. At the end of this week, we will be officially at full-term. As in--if baby is ready, we have to be, too.

So that leads me to my iPod. I got a new one since my old one bit it (I dropped it off of the treadmill one too many times, as it turns out. Oops. I'll be more careful with this one.) S. and I love music, and she's decided it would be swell to birth with music playing. So she put me in charge of the birthing mix. No pressure or anything! But I am having fun with it. I have my parameters--very mellow music, and enough songs that it could cycle through a few times and we wouldn't notice or mind too much. I doubt she'll really remember what song is playing when the pumpkin finally enters this world, but did any of you have any memorable songs playing during birth??

And then--school. It is almost over. I mean, really almost over. S. has until Friday, me until next Monday. I am in the throes of final exams and couldn't be happier about it, since each exam bring me closer to the end of this very busy and challenging year. We are both looking forward to getting those last-minute preparations done, then kicking back and waiting for the utter chaos to begin.


Sara said...

nearly three more weeks!! wow! it's coming ladies, your lives are about to change forever!!

Jennifer said...

Three weeks...so exciting!

The labor Mix!

Heavenly Day (Patty Griffin)
Dont Come Easy (Patty Griffin)
Push (Sarah McLachlan)
Answer (Sarah McLachlan)
This Moment (Melissa Etheridge)
There's Hope (India.Arie)
Nowhere To Go (Melissa Etheridge)
Power of Two (Indigo Girls)
Lullaby (Dixie Chicks)
These Are Days (10,000 Maniacs)
Babylon (David Gray)
Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)
Wonder (Natalie Merchant)
Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
Advice For The Young At Heart (Tears for Fears)
All I Want (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Bring On The Dancing Horses

stacey said...

You might want to consider different playlists for different stages of labor and different moods. Music for dancing, resting, inspiration, etc...See you soon.

Melody said...

This baby could not have been better timed.

giggleblue said...

you have like the most perfectly timed little baby!! that's awesome, because school will already be out.

as far as the mix is concerned, i say don't choose any songs that you don't want to associate with birth. i've heard that whatever song one listens to during the birth will always cue the birthing moments forever. that could be a little intense, lets say, on your ride home for work. aim for things not on the radio!

Heather said...

Yeah, I agree. The timing for the little pumpkin is perfect! I hope that you glide through the next few days of school & have time to do last minute things before the little one is born..good luck!

beans said...

Yeah for updates! Thanks for letting us all know how things are going. I can't believe people asked you if you had the baby--are they dumb?

Hope things go smoothly the rest of the week.

No music suggestions-though I really like Rainbow Connection by the Dixie Chicks.

Kathleen said...

I agree - you may want some more upbeat music at points. I *tried* to listen to the song Mighty Quinn during the actual moment of birth (we knew we were naming her Quinn), but at that point it was a little too much for me to be listening to music - I remember dramatically ripping the earphones out!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

Every time I hear Josh Groban now, I think of the birth of our son. I just find his voice so soothing and it helped relax me.

Sara I said...

Get ready for the best adventure of your life to begin. Are you up for visitors next week?