Little Peach, for as long as I can remember now, you have been asking me to give you another sibling. Your interest in birth and midwifery has been long standing. I remember showing you Theo’s Birth Video not long after he was born and you saying desperately “can you do it again? Can you make me another baby!?”. Some of your friends have welcomed new baby siblings and you have excitedly asked me when your baby was coming. Just yesterday you stomped your foot and said “Mum. I can’t wait anymore. I need you to have a baby!”. I smiled because I already knew what was blossoming inside.
So this morning with excitement I explained to you how a pregnancy test works and asked you if you would like to help me take one. You were eager of course as I gave you a stick and told you if one line appeared there would be no baby. If two, then a baby was growing. Your eyes wide and your body fidgeting with excitement you waited. “There is TWO LINES!” you yelled. “You’re going to have a baby! There is a baby in your tummy!”. Your face turned to smiles so large I thought you’d fall off the chair for lack of concentration.
We talked together about the baby, about how it was still tiny and just a promise of a baby. We talked about how long it would take to grow. About a homebirth. About whether it would be a boy or a girl and you could not have been happier. We have all wanted this baby for a long time and I am so excited now is the time it will grow within our family. I cannot think of anything more special than sharing this special time with you my Peach, my little mama.