I met Amber in Graduate School at USC and I knew right away we would be amazing friends. We had a ton in common, I loved her husband and son, Jude and we both are obsessed with unicorns. By the way, they named their child Jude after the song “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. They are pretty much the coolest parents ever.
Amber decided to have a natural/water birth at home for her second child. She and her husband asked for me to be there for the birth. I seriously felt like I won the lottery when she asked me this. I absolutely LOVE childbirth, babies, love, life and everything in between. I am not one of those people that get squeemish at the sight of blood and bodily fluids. I think it is all amazing and wonderful. Amber was due to have the baby on 7-14-12 but she had the baby yesterday on 7-7-12. LOOK AT THAT DATE!!!
7-7! HE’S THE LUCKIEST BABY IN THE WORLD!!!!
Omg I’m so in love.
I have never seen a live birth before and people have always said that it changes you. I am here to say that for me that is 100% accurate. I felt like I just gained so much clarity in my life. What REALLY REALLY MATTERS in this life is:
Life, Human Connections, Intimacy, Support, Family, Love, Companionship, Understanding and MORE Love.
Here are a few pictures from yesterday that I would like to share (I got Amber’s permission to do so XOXO):
So about the food thing: Yesterday I had water and a banana (= zero points) on the way to Amber’s house at 5am to witness this magical moment. Her best friend and I shared a breakfast burrito which I have no idea how many points were in but I am assuming around 8. Later in the day I got really upset over something (totally unrelated to Amber and family’s beautiful day XOXO) and was feeling really weird so I treated myself to a “LIKE IT = One scoop” of Coldstone’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream. Before I ate this lard cup I had only eaten approx. 8 points and I knew I had 23 points left. I have no idea how much that cup of ice cream was and I was kind of afraid to look so I am assuming I wasted all of my points on that unhealthy experience. WORTH IT. I went home and went to bed.
I realize that my diet yesterday wasn’t the poster child of healthy eating but hey, I lost one more pound and sometimes we just have to be a weirdo when it comes to our eating schedule when we see babies being born and feel like your life changes forever.
One last thought….As I was in my car eating my ice cream zoning out and thinking about things I looked up at the sky and saw this. Thank You Universe. I needed that.