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  Our Baby Is Born

First, we must go back. Back to the last year of the millennium. We conceived our baby earlier in the year. My husband and I had been married for almost 2 years when we found out we were expecting. 

We learned she was a girl by an ultrasound done by friends from our church. She looked so beautiful even through a fuzzy green computer screen. I had bought some books on the  developing fetus, so I was very familiar with the parts of her tiny body that were developing. 

One of the books I obtained and read thoroughly was about praying for the unborn child. That book came in handy, since a month later I was pretty much advised to go home for much needed rest to prevent preeclampsia (thankfully no gestational diabetes signs appeared). I continued to pray for the will of God. I worried about what would happen if I remained working. While at work I couldn't follow my midwife's recommendation to lay down often, so it was with great sadness that I began to type & sign my resignation letter. Two weeks later, I went home; permanently.

With the books by the side of the bed, I was often found reading. My concern for the baby was very faint since I trusted in (and prayed to) God everyday. The pregnancy diary I kept was especially helpful since I got the enjoyment of praying for each individual stage of her little growing body and writing about it. 

In addition, a new friend from church, Diana, gave me the biggest piece of advice of all (among many). I will always cherish it and pass it down to others as I do unto you. She said to me: "All you need to do is pray. Pray for your pregnancy..." ( I was already doing that, I told her) "...and pray for and during labor: God is listening". That thought struck me. Why hadn't I thought of that? That same week I went into labor; three days later to be exact.

In the Beginning

It all began around 4 a.m. when sharp pains awoke me. My husband and I measured the contractions with his stop watch (yes, he bought it just for the event) and noticed there was some time in between, about ten minutes. I got up to walk around a bit, a short while later I made up my mind to shower and wash my hair, taking it very easy. 

When the pain from the contractions came about 5 minutes apart, we decided to let our parents know we were heading down to the hospital. We left the house around 6 in the morning. Every bump on the road emphasized the pain. The hospital (located next to the nearest mall) seemed to be at the other end of the world!

Once we arrived at the hospital I was asked right away "Will you be taking medications?" Of course we valiantly shook our heads "no!!". This was the moment we were waiting for, we had both agreed our baby would come into this world the "natural" way. God would extend his loving arms to me through it all-- or so I hoped. 

The sharpness I felt in my belly made me wince in pain. I could tell from the nurses' eyes they thought I had gone crazy. They reassured me first-time moms take "a while" and was annoyingly asked if I would sustain the long and painful wait on my own. 

I asked for ice in a cup and a tub soak (our Lamaze instructor had recommended it). A nurse got it ready for me and I immersed my huge body (all belly) in it. The jets facing my sides felt incredibly good. I felt wonderful instantly, but a short time later my pain came lashing back. During all this, my husband (and coach) sat by my side feeding me crushed ice and allowed me to 'take it out on him' (I had to yank on something, his shirt had to pay the price). Poor guy.

Before long, I couldn't stand it much more. My friend's advice crossed my mind and I began to pray. I felt I needed to pray for the labor to be quick rather than pray for no pain. I knew as a woman, we were doomed long ago to bear children with pain, so I focused on praying for it to pass quickly. The Lord sure was listening. I stepped out of the Jacuzzi right after a long and deep contraction. My husband was deathly afraid of me passing out in the water or hitting my head against the tile. Before I made it to the bed I had had another contraction and had to be helped to bed. My cervix had gone from the original 3-4cm to a whopping 7cm in less than one hour! And while on the bed, my water broke as they checked me. 

The nurses still believing I wasn't going to deliver for a while, left my room to go back to the nurses station!! I wanted to scream "But I am ready!" but my words were drowned by yet another sharp contraction. I kept calling out to God and reassuring myself He was my refuge

I signaled to my husband, who by now was exhausted and a bit wrinkled from my pulling at his shirt, that I was pushing no matter what they said. He reminded me to stop pushing before I was 'ready'. As the nurses waltzed in, I was busy pushing. Because it went fast, I tore, needing an episiotomy, but nothing mattered.  I delivered a healthy, 6 lb 10 oz baby girl whose name means heavenly messenger with a pure heart.  

I thanked God repeatedly (even through the stitches which hurt more than the actual labor if I may add). I had arrived at the birthing room at or around 7 am and my daughter was born at 9:28 am the same day. It was natural and fast because of a simple yet powerful prayer. 

God is in the miracle-making business.

 

Written by the owner of this website, Kay currently a Stay at Home Mom. Want to stay home with yours too? *Read why you should!

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Psalm 62:5-8: "My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us."

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Philippians 4:6: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
Psalm 34:15-18: "The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
1Thessolonians 5:16-18: "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is Godís will for you in Christ Jesus."
Matthew 6:6: "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

 

 


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