There are two questions I get quite a bit, as I enter the last few weeks of pregnancy.
One, "How much longer?".
To which I answer, I do not know or soon, as I really do not know. I do not believe in due dates. A baby will come when they are good and ready, and I will not guess as to that time. (My motto with that, is "A baby is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to".)
Two, "Am I anxious or 'over' being pregnant yet?"
And that answer, to everyone's great surprise is no.
No, I am not "done" or "tired" of being pregnant.
No, I do not feel anxious.
I feel calm. And peaceful. And grateful.
Yes, I really miss boundless energy.
Yes, I miss being able to fit into any article of clothing in my closet.
Yes, I miss not having to run to the bathroom every 15 minutes.
Yes, I miss how rolling out of bed was not like being a bug stuck on its back and unable to figure out how in the world to turn over. ;)
And I REALLY, REALLY miss running and deadlifts. :)
And of course coffee whenever I feel like it.
But I would not change or rush these last days of my sweet babe being safe in my womb, for any comfort in this world.
As I wait for him to be brought earthside, I am savoring these moments the LORD has given me.
I have wanted to be pregnant for a long time. And to experience childbirth first hand.
Remembering that fact, why in the world then, would I want to rush an answered prayer?
I am savoring these days.
My GOD has heard my cry, and given me this child, and these moments of feeling him wiggling and stretching within. And I LOVE it.
Yes, I eagerly look forward to the day when I see his precious face, hold him close, and hear him cry for the first time.
But for now, I will savor these precious quiet moments, and praise the LORD for each stretch, kick, and bug stuck on its back moments. :D
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
What stage of life are you in right now? Do you feel content, or the need to rush it along?
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!