Pregnancy is no joke. There are so many changes that happen within your body physically, mentally, and emotionally. No matter how many people you talk to or books you read, there isn’t anything that can quite prepare you for pregnancy, labor/delivery, and the newness of motherhood.
Pregnancy comes with raging hormones, being uncomfortable, clothes that don’t fit, a stomach that grows more than we could ever imagine, food obsessions and aversions. The list could go on, but the ultimate truth is that women’s bodies are AMAZING!
I couldn’t wait to for my delivery day to come. However, it came and then a week passed by and I still hadn’t gone into labor. At 41 weeks I slowly began to leak amniotic fluid and that night they decided to induce me. I was terrified and excited all in the same.
Philippians 4:6–7 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (NLT)
Having a baby is hard and painful. It feels like there is no break between contractions and that there’s no way your body can possibly push any harder but IT CAN. I constantly reminded myself that God was my strength and that my body was made for this! I was induced at 10 p.m. that night and at 2:45 p.m. the next day I was fully dilated and ready to push. At 3 p.m. our beautiful little baby girl entered into the world. It was a moment I will never forget and cherish forever.
The moment you see your baby all the pain becomes worth it and an overflow of joy comes upon you. My heart couldn’t praise the Lord enough for such beautiful gift and blessing.
John 16:21 “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” (ESV)