I am 35 weeks and on Friday I played my last show before our baby arrives.
I have had a lot of questions about drumming throughout my pregnancy but honestly its one of the things that hasn't changed too much.
Every time I play the baby seems to sleep (am hoping this is a good thing!!) and whenever I play I just feel calm and happy and if the baby can pick up on those positive feelings then I think all is well - Plus early on in my pregnancy I got too tired to play for longer then a few hours at a time, so limiting the amount of noise I subjected bump to was something I was always aware of.
The last gig I played was highly anticipated - with all my close family and friends in attendance, a lovely lovely vibe in the room. But I tell ya, the whole day felt like a bit of a marathon...! From an early rehearsal that morning to loading all the equipment and getting to the venue plus playing two sets. By the end of the night I of course felt very touched to see so many smiling faces but had been dreaming of my bed since about lunch time!
It's funny how perspectives change over time. About 6 months ago the thought of not playing any gigs for a while made me feel very sad and uncertain about the future.
Fast forward to this moment and I feel so much more secure in where I am NOW and am not worrying about what lies ahead as I know drumming will be there somewhere.
The gig that I had given so much thought to and had shed a few tears over in the build up actually turned out to be a lovely evening that to me signified a change - and a really exciting one at that.
Overall I'm happy to be slowing down and preparing myself for the big day.
Until then, I'll keep you updated on how things are going.
Thanks for reading.
As the baby has gotten used to the sound of drums while in utero, I'll be fascinated to know if the sound of drums is actually a comfort to the little one once they're earthside!
Sadly there's not a lot of sleep going on around here, but we're working on it! X
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