This has been a week of revelations and deep introspection. This baby has been very quiet compared to my other babies, and it was easy to begin to worry. It was easy to get caught up in making sure I do the right exercises, take the right supplements, eat the right food. I knew I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and my emotions have been a bit intense. Doug and I talked quite a bit about it, and he suggested that I just forget all the other stuff and just be pregnant. Now is the time to exist peacefully and trust in my Elohim. How wise he is! So, instead of fretting over the details, I have been spending peaceful time just being pregnant. My family has been so good about letting me nap on the couch everyday, and I have been enjoying the quiet rest to lay my hand on my belly and talk to my little one, as well as my Abba. And since I stopped fretting so much, this baby has been moving plenty for mama! My wonderful Abba is helping me to just trust Him, and is showing me the physical actions that really are important for me as I prepare for birth. He knows what my body needs more than anyone, and can direct me to just what I need. 🙂
As for my birth sukkah preparations, I would like to share with you my absolute favorite music album for birth. It creates the most wonderful Hebrew environment and I absolutely loved it when I was in labor with Noah. In fact, I had my mom switch the cd, and very quickly decided that she needed to change it back! If you are expecting a baby, or have a little one now, I highly recommend you get the CD The Bedtime Sh’ma. It is full of Hebrew blessings sung peacefully in Hebrew with guitar music. It also includes a link to get all the lyrics in English. I read these before labor and found them very comforting. You can also get a book separately by the same name, which is perfect for bedtime stories.
What music have you enjoyed during labor? I would love to hear. Perhaps it’s time to add some music to my collection. 🙂
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