Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Having a Baby

So any day now Matt and I are expecting baby Boy Heaton to arrive. Due March 13, 2013...or 3/13/13 (that is alot of 3's) We are getting more excited and ready to meet him now.  It has been an interesting journey to get to this point.  It happened very quick for us which was a bit of a shock and slightly hard couple months of trying to get our heads around the thought.  I am not the kind of person to get all gaga anyway, but I think one of the hardest parts have been that I am the only one in my circle of friends (in England) to be having a baby.  I have 3 friends due around my due date in the States and one in Norway due the same week but no one here in the UK.  It has been a difficult journey of wrapping my head around that and know how much to talk baby and pregnancy with people and how much to just ignore the fact as to not annoy people. Also the fears that come along with pregnancy. It turns out everyone else wants to talk about baby whether you want to or not.  haha

I think it safe to say we both feel ready to meet our baby now,  I had a hard time thinking about the delivery a couple weeks ago, but have been having people pray with us about it and us ourselves praying about it together and separate ..I feel much better and am trying to give all my fears to God.  Standing on His word and promises of protection.  We are believing for a fast delivery, fear-free and even praying for pain free.  I know this might sound absurd but I know fear brings on pain and I really want to give all my fear of the pain to God.  I was high risk in my first 2 trimesters of pregnancy, because of my Thyroid disease and a low riding placenta, but with prayer, God has taken all those risks away.  I am now free to go to the MLU which I prayed for, it is a calm peaceful environment with only Midwife's in charge to keep an intimate atmosphere, similar to a home birth.  I would like a water birth and each room is equipped with a pool.  I know I should not get my hopes so high that if these things don't work out because of complications that I would be disappointed, but at the same time I want to stand of the promises that God has released me from hospital for a reason.  I will be fine with whatever happens  as I thought I would have to have a hospital birth from the beginning any ways, but I am going to believe for a natural birth at the MLU. :)  I am kinda excited.

Philippians 4:4-9

6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 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.

Well hopefully my next post will be about our baby arriving and pictures to go with it. :)

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