Not that I need them just yet, but you never know!
Do you have any favorite passages you like to meditate on during labor? I’d love to have a list in the comments so I can find them when the time comes. If you don’t mind, please copy the scripture itself into the comment for me (Bible Gateway is a good place to get the text) so I won’t have to go look for it, and feel free to say why that particular verse or passage is special or appropriate to you during labor.
I’m feeling much more ready to have and meet this baby – not just in terms of having things prepared, but also more ready to face labor and delivery. Overall, I’m having very little false labor, far less than usual at this stage, but last night I was awake for several hours with minor contractions, and found myself hoping that it might be real labor. This is a huge shift from the apprehension I’ve been fighting for the past weeks, and I’m so thankful that God is preparing me. He always does; I don’t know why I let it worry me each time!
Now I’m just wondering how far into my traditional 2 week window of eagerness I am. Did it start when I began to think a lot about labor, with my May 17 Baby on the Brain post? That would mean I might very well deliver on Memorial Day, which would thrill me.
Or did the countdown just begin over the last day or two? That could mean that I’ll be up to 2 weeks late, longer than I’ve ever gone before. That wouldn’t be terrible since the heat bothers me more when I nurse a newborn than it does during pregnancy. I wouldn’t mind getting just a bit more of the summer behind us before delivering, though I really am getting eager to meet this little one.
Now don’t forget: what’s your favorite labor verse? Share, please!
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One more bit of insider info to help with your guess, if this wasn’t enough: today the midwife estimated that the baby was currently about 6.5 lbs. If she’s right, that would be our smallest ever!