Emma isn’t ready to come out of the oven just yet. But today, I sat beside my daughter’s hospital bed and listened to the most amazing and sweet sounds.

I sat and listened to the sounds of a brand new life floating around, resettling itself in a warm and cozy place. I heard her finding herself a better spot in an increasingly small space. At 37 weeks, she’s still growing and preparing. Her beauty rest is busy putting the finishing touches on her little body getting ready to make a grand entrance very soon.

The sounds of her heartbeats were affirming. Each beat is an audible confirmation that life continues and humanity will survive despite horrors such as 9/11.

But nothing was as sweet today as when my daughter held her growing belly, smiled really big and said

‘I would never get tired of feeling her kick’.