However, as per the plan I'd decided on a couple of weeks ago, with the moving men (if not the boxes) gone, on Wednesday night I ate a hotter-than-normal curry and had hot sex with my DH, to encourage the baby on his way. Then, when he started wriggling around a lot, I started panicking about not being ready for him to come.
And so, at three in the morning on Thursday, I sat on the toilet and decided to combine hypnobirthing affirmations with tapping. Did a round each with phrases such as: "my baby is born at the best possible time for a natural, easy and quick birth" and "with each surge I know that soon I will see my baby". Not sure it was more effective than just listening to an mp3 of the affirmations, but I certainly felt a lot calmer by the end of it, and slept a little more.
I am looking forward to the birth of my second son, and to the time of nurturing to come. I just received the Psychic Tarot for the Heart Oracle (Hay House, 2014), and so decided to pick a couple of cards from it to illustrate this post. I like the Moon card, showing a man confronting his shadow, to represent my fears. And I hope that I can move forward Empress-like from now on :)