I woke up this morning tired of being pregnant and tired in general. Having a 2 year old fall asleep on you, is not a good recipe for sleeping. Every night going to bed wondering if you’ll be making a midnight dash to the hospital. I really have 2.5 weeks left before my due date, but last week the doctor turned my baby from breech to engaged and I’ve been having contractions every evening about 5 minutes apart but they haven’t progressed.
Coffee didn’t wake me up and neither did breakfast so I put myself back to bed for 5 minutes, and began quoting Scripture to myself, the same ones that have been my lifeline this pregnancy.
“I shall run and not grow weary, I shall walk and not be faint, I shall rise up like an eagle” Isaiah 40:31
God holds all things together. Col 1:17
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
And then I sat down and cooked myself a broccoli curry, because in these last 2 weeks of pregnancy there are a few things that I can enjoy, that I probably won’t be able to come breastfeeding. CURRY – COFFEE – CHOCOLATE. (Yes, I know, but the way I have my coffee is so weak that it’s ridiculous and chocolate during pregnancy can be good if it’s the right kind!)
The Bible says, as a man thinks so is he, and reading God’s Plan for Pregnancy by Nerida Walker highlights how much our brain dictates how we feel, and boy have I had to pull my mind into line this pregnancy. Like when at 30 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and the nutrition information given to us at the hospital was hopelessly inaccurate, and I put my hip out and could barely walk. I just wanted to be done, and baby must have known because I started having knifelike pains across my uterus every few minutes, until I apologised to her and blessed her to be comfortable and stay.
So today, I sat down with my textas while I watched the toddler and Timmy Time and coloured in. THINK HAPPY – BE HAPPY. You can find the printable here. It’s not something I normally do or have time for, but I’ve slowed right down these last few weeks of pregnancy, and quietly tried to enjoy them.