@kimberlytam10 35 weeks today and I’ve been very emotional lately— very vulnerable, very raw, semi-anxious. These were things that I didn’t necessarily feel as much when I was pregnant with Levi. I honestly believe that this vulnerability and openness to my heart that I’m feeling is because of my choice to prepare for an unmedicated birth with baby. I hold birth in any form with highest regard; in no way do I mean to say that birthing with medication or birthing through a C-Section takes away these types of emotions from an expecting mother. But as someone who birthed previously with an epidural, I told a friend today that it feels like I’m a soldier going into battle expecting to feel the battle wounds. Armored, but kind of armor-less. Prepared, but never fully knowing what to expect, what to feel. So many sensations that I am choosing to let myself experience as I bring a life into this world. Pressure. Opening. Expansions. And while I understand that I need to continue working through some of my birth fears and release them out of my system over this next month, I am always so thankful for the empowerment and knowledge I gained from taking @thecurtismethod class in my second trimester. Knowledge is power. With that knowledge might also come more fears, since your vision and understanding have been opened. But I’d take that any day. And I’m hopeful to emerge a birth warrior ✨ 9.28. Baby’s expected birthday. 9.28. Also the day my first was born. This date can’t just coincidence, right?