birthing mix

It looks like baby Olive has her mother’s punctuality and is fashionably late.  Her due date was August 21st and we are now scheduled for an induction on August 28th which is the day before my dad’s birthday.  Anticipation is really starting to get the best of me, sleep is becoming more difficult and my mind is going in a million directions.  Though she could still come at any time, I do feel more comfortable knowing that we have probably eliminated the element of surprise by having a set date to go to the hospital.

As I continue to prepare, I started thinking about what kind of environment I want in the delivery room.  If it is just going to be hospital sounds and people yelling “PUSH!” I’m going to lose my mind.  I need something to focus on.  With that, I decided it would be best if I had some background music with beats I can easily breathe along with.  My Google and Pinterest search resulted in a lot of music I did not like.  I’m not kitchy enough to play Salt N’ Peppa’s “Push It” (this is literally on every birth playlist I saw) so I decided to make my own and share it in case it helps someone else out.

There is no rhyme to reason to the playlist I made other than it is music I already had on my iTunes and these songs have good beats and minimal cursing.  If I were making my gym playlist, that would not be an issue but I think I will keep the lyrics relatively clean as my daughter enters the world.  I can’t say the same for what may come out of my mouth but I think I get a pass for pushing a human out of my body.  Just sayin.

Hopefully, this will all work out and baby Olive will make her entrance into this world before my hour and fifty-three minute playlist is up.  Say a prayer for us and for a healthy baby!



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UPDATE – October 1, 2017

I had my playlist prepared for my labor and delivery but once it came time to push, I didn’t want to listen to anything too upbeat and rhythmic as I had originally thought.  Instead, I wanted calm mellow music so I could keep calm but still have something to listen to and focus on.  We ended up turning on my Bon Iver station on Pandora which was perfect.  Also, after what turned into three and a half hours of pushing, my original playlist was NOT long enough for labor and delivery.  Sheesh!