As a doula, I am called to become familiar enough with a mother or a mother and partner in a matter of hours to be able to not totally tick them off when the time comes for their precious child to make their grand debut. It's like speed-dating and then running off for a quickie wedding if you're the chosen one. I'm always humbled when an expectant family says, "Yes, we'd like for you to be with us for the birth of this child" despite my tendency towards goofiness and caffeine consumption (I swear I am quiet and calm during birth. Promise.).
We, as complex human beings, are a fantastically jumbled recipe of experiences, quirks, and personality. We view life through different eyes and interpret our world using our own minds and hearts. It is amazing to me that even as unique as each of us are, we are able to locate and [generally] connect with people who identify with us.... Lovers, friends, family, colleagues, etc. If you are currently expecting, your developing baby is already becoming that being full of potential, wonder, and life experience--you may already sense some of that as they jab you with their little feet and elbows just to make sure you know they're there and they're soaking it all in.
What makes you YOU?