Pregnancy. 40 weeks – day 3. The old wives tale says that babies tend to come sooner and sooner but almost the exact opposite has been my experience! My last was born at 40 weeks and 5 days. I have a feeling this one won’t be any sooner, but only time will tell. Meanwhile, I’ve been practicing patience and trust in God’s perfect timing.
After being disappointed that I made it to a full 40 weeks for the second time, I decided to clean out my emails and realized I had missed some major tax duties for Organic Fabric Company! After spending a few hours going through data, calling the California tax board, restoring log-ins, all is right in the world, but I realized this minor stressor would have been extremely stressful with a newborn baby. I’m so grateful that things waited.
During this time, I also realized that I was struggling with some major emotional blocks and doubts. I’ve never been one to be anxious about labor and delivery, but this past week I found myself in a lot of prayer asking for this anxiety to be taken from me. After finally talking to Peter about it and working through my emotions, I found myself in a much better mental place. Sometimes we just need someone to tell us that everything will be okay.
If you haven’t seen it, and are pregnant, will possibly ever be pregnant, know someone who will ever be pregnant, then you need to watch The Business of Being Born. It’s a life changing documentary that is so well made. It’s very balanced without using a lot of fear-mongering or wild claims and documentaries often do.
I went ahead and re-watched this amazing film to remind myself of why I choose to birth the way that I do. The last time I watched it was in 2010 in preparation for the best delivery I’ve had to date. Mindset is everything!
Tomorrow I have a check-up with my midwives and an appointment with a Spinning Babies practitioner to hopefully get baby into an ideal position and get things going! I am feeling ready and am just waiting on the Lord. Now I’m off to paint my nails.