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July 25th, 2009

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Comment #1 by SuperAmanda on July 26, 2009 - 6:06am

Standing at the crossroads
trying to read the signs
To tell me which way I should
go to find the answer
And all the time I know

Plant your love and let it grow.

Let it grow
let it grow

Let it blossom
let it flow

In the sun
the rain
the snow

Love is lovely
let it grow.

Comment #2 by rebecca on July 26, 2009 - 9:56pm

yes.

i draw one of these flowers on the signing page of every book i sign. i like the thought of thousands of them out there...growing. 

how's the babe? 

Comment #3 by Super Amanda on July 27, 2009 - 4:15am

Thanks so much for asking Rebecca,

I'm being induced tomorrow at about 2:00 pst 8-27-09, Albie is two weeks late despite a very risk free, easy pregnancy-he's having too much fun in the tummy. ;)

I wish i could say I wasn't scared but I am a bit after reading some induction stories and a tad envious thinking about my Bikram Yoga instructor friend , Erin Starmother, who had a 90 minute labor naturally in the pool yet I have a wonderful birthing center that will do what they can without a schedule. The little guy and I are in this together.

Two new lives start tomorrow!

xoxox

Comment #4 by rebecca on July 28, 2009 - 4:18am

Oh Amanda! It's going to be beautiful. So happy for you. I think induction is a wonderful thing at the right time, as you may remember, I always though T could have been induced!

I will be thinking of you. Let me know how it goes. As a dear friend said to me the day after the birth:


Welcome to the Emerald Forest. 

 

Comment #5 by Super Amanda on August 1, 2009 - 1:28am

Rebecca, It was so incredible, he is a dream boat. I arrived at 2:00pm on the 27th, I was able to to do a manual and milder form of dilation and induction that did not include the very strong drug Pitocin and went into labor at about 4:00 AM and delvered in the birthing pool at 10:40 AM that same morning. My little Leo Albie!

http://superamanda.blogspot.com/2009/07/kevin-and-amanda-proudly-welcome...

Water birth. Mind blowing. Beautiful. Where did this little human angel come from? Instant Puck!

The pain. I thought I knew pain but I did not. I do now! I took a funny pain killing drug that had me literally, in between contractions, walking in this kaleidoscopic fairy tale land full of past memories, favorite songs and beautiful colors then I'd surge back to the reality of the contractions. The contractions are amazingly painful but in retrospect miraculous in what they do, unlike anything definable or explainable to anyone yet to experience them-probably for the best! haha

Midwives to me are now part of some glorious Masonic sainthood, I managed to connect with one who allowed me to be my dramatic self and then suggested silence and it worked.

The Emerald Forest. BEAUTIFUL!

Comment #6 by Vanessa Nicole on August 3, 2009 - 6:41pm

Amanda! What drug was that? I have had one C-section at 19, followed by 3 VBACs, 2 of which were without any drugs, 3rd one induced with pitocin then epidural. I am curious about the wonder drug you took- ?

Also- Congratulations on your successful birth!

Comment #7 by Super Amanda on August 4, 2009 - 10:56pm

Hi Vanessa,

Wow! I hope I get to have at least one more. You are an inspiration! The first thing they did were Foley bulbs to manually dilate my cervix because I wasn't even one cm. Then after awhile they added a tiny, tiny bit of an induction drug in suppository form behind the bulb, can't remember the name. The narcotic I took when I began to move towards transition, which came with my first IV bag was called Nubain:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalbuphine

It was euphoric, very strange but nice. Like two three films and best memories layered over each other when the contractions temporarily abated. I think the mild earlier induction somehow added to the experience.

Comment #8 by rebecca on August 9, 2009 - 10:36am
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! LOVE HIM! LOVE AND LIGHT STREAMING THROUGH THE ETHER TO YOU.
Comment #9 by replica on September 6, 2009 - 2:33am

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But the meaning it expess do not simple!

Comment #10 by article on February 25, 2010 - 3:03pm

I wish i could say I wasn't scared but I am a bit after reading some induction stories and a tad envious thinking about my Bikram Yoga instructor friend , Erin Starmother, who had a 90 minute labor naturally in the pool yet I have a wonderful birthing center that will do what they can without a schedule. The little guy and I are in this together.

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It was euphoric, very strange but nice. Like two three films and best memories layered over each other when the contractions temporarily abated. I think the mild earlier induction somehow added to the experience.

Comment #16 by Jessica from Green Peep Toe Pumps on August 19, 2010 - 3:47am

I love how simple words can make the simplest of doodles come to life. It just goes to show the power of words, in addition to the saying, 'a picture is worth a 1000 words'

Lovely

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Very beautiful flower. I admire this picture.

Comment #18 by wild rose cleanse on October 15, 2010 - 6:55pm

Erin Starmother, who had a 90 minute labor naturally in the pool yet I have a wonderful birthing center that will do what they can without a schedule. The little guy and I are in this together.

Comment #19 by rose on November 4, 2010 - 1:37pm

It's a really nice idea to draw one flower for every book you sign and then expect it grow. It's just so expressive of you, I do hope you have your own flower garden.

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I hope I get to have at least one more. You are an inspiration! The first thing they did were Foley bulbs to manually dilate my cervix because I wasn't even one cm. Then after awhile they added a tiny, tiny bit of an induction drug in suppository form behind the bulb, can't remember the name. It was euphoric, very strange but nice.

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