Miles and I have had a few conversations about his birth and en utero experience. What he recalls always blows me away.
Today I picked up my copy of Mother's Nature, which I loved reading when I was pregnant with M, and was skimming the pages and admiring the diverse cultural stories and proverbs the authors compiled. It is such a wonderul read! When I was closing it, Miles pointed to the mommy and the baby at the top of the book and this dialogue took place:
M: May I want one of those? A boy?
Me: You'd like a baby?
M: Yes. A boy one.
Me: What would you do with a baby?
M: Play with it when he gets big.
Me: Hm. And what about when he is very small?
M: And I come out. BOOM.
Me: Is that how you came out?
M: Miles TB just hurt and I need to come out. BOOM! (TB=tummy belly, and he did have a poop during labor…)
Me: Oh…I wonder if it was because of the spicy food I ate?
M: Yes. It was.
Today I am 12 weeks with number two. Down the wild rabbit hole I go again!