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I've said it before - this blog has been so wonderful to me. When we were struggling to start our family, it was such a necessary outlet and strong source of support. And after we were fortunate enough to move past that trying time, it has been a space to share such happiness.
So thank you.


I was hoping that I could impose on you once again . . .

I'm in the process of putting together a bit of a playlist to get me through labor and those first couple of sleepless weeks. A sort of soothing soundtrack for both me and the babe.

I could really use your help.

If you have any suggestions for songs I would welcome them with open arms!



  1. ooh- my sister is a birth instructor, and has given birth three times herself and has the whole 'music list' down pat. here are some of her songs:
    when the snow melts - phil cunningham
    behind the waterfall - david lanz
    latika's theme - the one from slumdog

    and what will most definitely be on mine one day:
    sior-uaine - phil cunningham

    hope that helps!!

  2. hmmmm...music is so personal. however, zero 7's simple things will forever remind me (in a good way) of laboring with charlie. it's very soothing and nice.

  3. sea of love by Kat Power (juno soundtrack)

    makes me tear up everytime.

  4. When I was nursing Finn I always used to listen to a cd of lullaby renditions of the Beatles. Loved it.

  5. I think Dar Williams is always soothing and the Beatles have some lovely lullabies. Lori McKenna is another folk singer that I find really beautiful and relaxing.

  6. This is such a great idea. Recently my husband and I were thinking of beginning to create a similar playlist. Except our discussion ended in fits of laughter when we decided that we want our baby to pop out to the thumpin' beat of Lady Gaga's "Pokerface".

    Just kidding. I think.

  7. 1) Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
    2) ANY song by Ray LaMontagne
    3) ANY song by Band of Horses
    4) A Sorta Fairytale - Tori Amos
    5) Ghost - Indigo Girls

  8. I love songs by Cat Power. Her voice is so soothing.

  9. As far as lullabies go, I love Baby Mine by Alison Krauss.

  10. I agree Dar Williams would be nice as well as Anne Heaton (http://www.anneheaton.com/). Heaton has a wonderful mixture of songs including a really sweet one about preparing to become a mama. She has a soothing voice and also her songs have powerful trance inducing lyrics.