My 'Australian birth stories' interview.
I recently had the great pleasure of talking to Sophie Walker, creator of the podcast series Australian birth stories. If you're not already following her do yourself a favour. Her series is amazing and gets really addictive to listen to. I love hearing other people experiences.
We talk about both of my births but focus mainly on Marley's story.
It's a story i've kept close to my chest for quite a while now. I have all the emotions stored up in my "i'll deal with that later" part of my heart. We have been super focused on being strong and moving forward in a positive way and getting on with life that today, when i listened to it for the first time, i cried.
I cried for all the times i wanted to cry while being pregnant and i told myself i had to be strong. For all the times i fake smiled my way through friends asking me how my pregnancy was going. For all the "you must be so excited" and "can't wait to meet her's."
I cried out of relief, all that hardship is over. We did it. It's over.
I'm not one to dwell and i'm definitely not one to ask for sympathy. But today i will allow myself to feel proud. Proud of myself. Proud that we made it out the other side, in tact.
Here's the link if you want to have a listen.