Birth Inspiration- Quotes and Photos

I can’t believe we have actually made it to this point!  I got a little emotional the day we hit 37 weeks, which was also the day I started writing this post (those waves of strong emotion kind of hit me out of nowhere lately).  And now it’s nearly 38 weeks already! I feel so thankful.  Baby has done so well and I have really, in spite of morning sickness, hip pain and the like, had an easy pregnancy.  I feel so blessed.

Lately, because all of the more concrete preparations that HAVE  to be done are basically done (I have baby clothes, diapers and boobs, so we’re good), I’ve been trying to focus on my internal preparation for what will probably be the most difficult thing I’ve ever done- push this baby out into the world!

I collected and printed off some inspirational quotes, Bible verses and photos, laminated them, and put them in various places around the house where I’ll see them daily.

Here’s my inspiration collection:

Peace is not having everything perfect.  Peace is not an uneventful labor.  Peace is not the absence of fear or concern.  Peace is trusting God… in the middle of uncertainty while you are afraid…  The ultimate authority of God can bring peace in the midst of your labor challenges.

“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with strength.”  Psalm 29:11

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

I TRUST my body.  I TRUST my pain.  I TRUST my labor.  I TRUST my baby.  I TRUST my God.

My mind and body can handle a labor of any kind. Knowing that your body is made for birthing is the first step to allowing your mind to relax.

Holding you, I hold everything.

The first steps a baby takes are into your heart.

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