This post is about pregnancy. If you're not in a good place, please feel free to pass. Take care of you!
Yes, you read that right: preparing to prepare for childbirth.
Hearing that I have marginal placenta previa during our ultrasound was a shock to me and really threw off my commitment to HypnoBabies. I mean, if there's a chance that I will need a scheduled c-section, then why bother getting attached to a drug-free birthplan, right?
But the Lord has been reminding me that He is in control of all things. He already know when and how Aaron will be born. Our ultrasound in January will not change His plan. So, why worry?
Instead of focusing on HypnoBabies right now, I'm focusing on preparing my spirit for childbirth. At Caroline's suggestion, I revisited the reviews for Supernatural Childbirth as well as Redeeming Childbirth. I also searched online and found a great website with scriptures for preparing for childbirth.
When I first started planning on a HypnoBabies birth, I knew I wanted to supplement the materials with scripture. However, I was/am not confident in my ability to recall scripture by memory during labor. While I was on Amazon, I saw a link to Hidden in My Heart: A Lullaby Journey through Scripture. Intrigued, I read the reviews and then I looked up some of the songs on YouTube.
Love it! The melodies are simple without being childish. The lyrics consist of one scripture verse per song. And many of the scripture references are verses that I had already been thinking of using. I think I may have just found my supplemental tracks!
Although I wanted to order these materials right away, we have tightened our budget as a part of our financial plan and tithing. Well, SURPRISE! I randomly received a $50 gift card from completing my online health assessment for our insurance 6 weeks ago. Guess who's ordering on Amazon? The Lord is so creative in how He provides for us!