Now that I sit here at 40 weeks, I understand why pregnant women who reach this point become irritable, sassy and quite frankly, no fun to be around. Here’s some tips on ways to communicate with us…
I learned something this week that was a valuable and humbling lesson – babies arrive on their own time.
The planning of a perfect baby shower brunch.
Every stretch mark I see is a sign that my body made room for a little human to grow bigger. My belly button that is no longer in existence is a sign I’m close to meeting my baby girl. The pain in my round ligament tells me I once carried a child before so this one sits closer to where she will meet the world. My wakefulness at night is filled with the movement that is preparing me for the tiny human she will be. I’m learning her mannerisms and now one else gets to experience that yet except me. That is beautiful.
If you are birthing in a birth center or at home.. your “hospital bag” is going to look way different. For birth centers (and obvious at home births) you’re not staying overnight at a hospital or spending any extended periods of time in one, so there are tons of things you don’t need to worry about toting along.
I’m not a betting woman, but if I can do anything to increase my odds of an easier labor, an earlier birth and all around faster delivery – you can bet I’ll be participating!
God loves his followers, the same as he loves a sinner. God comforts the broken and mourns with lives lost but continues to tug at the hearts of those consumed by evil. To God, every living, breathing thing matters.