OUr DE child, expected in 4 days, was a miracle to start as we transfered one Embie at 3 days, and bongo, it worked. I am not sure I was ready for this when I first learned I was actually expecting and have gone through ups and downs of being nervous at having taken on so much .... So in a way I also had detached feelings. Now that its upon me, I am really excited. But nervous.
Maggie- my Mom died when I was 15 but she loved Khalil Gibran and I remember her quoting to me from that very verse. It has always stayed with me. ITs so true. And the more so with DE kids... even my OE child- she is so her own person that she is truly only partly mine... your children are only lent to you for a time.. thats how my mom used to put it.....its so true.
Anyway, I am sure you will get over your detached feeling, and come to be very excited when its closer to the time. Good luck to you.