Friday, November 2, 2012

Thoughts on labor and being a momma.

The other day I was asked if I was nervous about going into labor? I've never really thought about that question before. Am I nervous about going into labor? I'll have you guys know that  my pain tolerance isn't the highest. When I'm in pain you know without a doubt that I'm in pain just by looking at my facial expressions. So, you would think just the thought of going through what they call  "The most painful situation a women has ever been through"  would terrify me. But honestly it doesn't! I am at one hundred percent complete peace about going into labor. Do you know why? Because this is what I'm called to do.  Jesus has called me to be a mother. And not just any mother, but a mother to this child. He has called me to look after her, protect her, love her, to be a godly example of a mother to her and most importantly show and teach her the love of Christ, to know her identity in Him. I am called to bring this child into the world who is going to do amazing things for the Glory of God! And the best part is Jesus will be there with me all the way. Supporting me, loving me, and watching over me. So, if you ask me I have nothing to be nervous about. It's what I'm meant to do, it's my ministry, it's my calling.

Many thoughts have crossed my mind about being a mother. You would think after all those years of babysitting and taking care of my nieces and nephews would prepare me for this. I have not even held my daughter in my arms yet and I am already understanding the concept that mothers always say "You'll never know or understand until you have one of your own." I sometimes don't feel at all ready for this. But I know it's in God's perfect will and His perfect season. I know He's got a plan for this little girl. There has been many times during this pregnancy when I just didn't feel ready, didn't feel prepared. I just didn't feel qualified. But once again The Lord speaks to my heart with the perfect answer. "The called never come qualified, But I always qualify the called" I know on my own I am not and will never be qualified. But through Jesus. My Heavenly Father, The Great I am. I am qualified through Him and His perfect love for me.I know through Him I can do all things. And raising this Miracle will be for His glory alone!

Preparation for Labor:
Thanks to my dear blog friend Heather from  findingbeautyintheordinary I have been inspired in many ways when it comes to being prepared, and being a mother in general. Things she has learned before me because shes a few months ahead of the game since she had her precious daughter back in August. So, because of her posts I am fully prepared and packed for the medical center. She inspired the idea to make the doctors and nurses a goodie basket. I loved this idea because it shows your appreciation to them and I really want my Midwives to know they are appreciated. So, this is my gift basket to them.

 And I'm making sure to pack snacks and stuff too! We'll only be there for about four hours after we have her because I'm having her at a medical center but I wanted to make sure I was prepared!
 I think I may be prepared for a two week vacation... But who knows what to expect when your having a baby!

Come on baby girl, Momma's waiting for you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mommy date!

 So, today I went to my doctors appointment and was privileged to go with my mom. And shortly after to the best place to eat in the world!!! I honestly think I could eat Panera bread for the rest of my life and not get tired of it! (coming from a girl that used to work there) Anyways, everything is great! Evelynne is Birth ready and honestly so am I! I seriously thought she was going to make her grand arrival during Hurricane Sandy but, she remained put as she continued kicking my insides and putting pressure on my well, everywhere! I'm really hoping she comes Friday but we'll see. According to my Midwife She could come any day now.

Random fact: Did you know a Midwife could be a guy as well?? I had no idea. I saw a dude Midwife today and was kinda surprised he was a Midwife. They should be called "Midhusbands" If you ask me. Just so people like me don't get confused. ;)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Harvest party at my parents.

Nothing like a good old fashioned Harvest/bonfire party with the family! Oh, and some fall pictures to go with it.
The hat I made for such an occasion.
My sister's little friend.

My husband and I went back in the woods to the log bench where he proposed to me. (siiighhhh)