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The Birth of Idris Masamune Hanaumi

We pull up to the empty parking lot and I wince, contracting. When it passes, Kent asks me if I want to go in. I don’t see Andrea’s car yet, so I opt to wait a bit longer, but then Michelle walks up to us and helps me out of the car. The three of us make our way towards Austin Area Birthing Center just as Andrea arrives. Relief sets in; our access to communication is here. Wait, another contraction. Oww. Okay, it passes. Inside, I meet my midwife for the first time, Victoria, and she shows me to my birthing room.

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My Birthing Playlist

Stars The Night Starts Here
Death Cab For Cutie – Soul Meets Body
James Blunt – Out Of My Mind
Nobuo Uematsu – One-Winged Angel
Taylor John Williams – Falling Slowly 
Sixpence None the Richer – There She Goes 
The Cure – Lovesong 
Gigi D’Agostino – I’ll Fly With You 
The Presets – Girl and the Sea
James Blunt – High
Solange – Rise
Sondre Lerche – Sleep On Needles
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
James Bay – Let It Go
Holly McNarland – Beautiful Blue
Placebo – Pure Morning
Maroon 5 – Secret
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Aqualung – Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You)
Five For Fighting – 100 Years

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