Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hard last few weeks of pregnancy

I don't know about anyone else but I'm finding these last few weeks of pregnancy quite hard, I can't remember it being as bad the last few times but then maybe the memories have faded lol.
It could be because it's baby number 5 and looking after 4 others under 8 can takes its toll especially when you're homeschooling. I'm being quite relaxed and not putting myself under too much pressure to keep up the schoolwork, we're being quite flexible and things depend on how I'm feeling though sometimes I do feel like I let things slide a little too much.
To compromise I'm trying to think of independent fun things they can do which involves unofficial learning, like crafts, and computer games and playing games etc but I'm not always very good at thinking things and then we just get it set up and the arguments start or some interruption lol.

Today they wanted to play "church" so out came the bibles and we did some reading singing and praying - which was great for the first ten minutes or so before we started arguing over who was doing what :-(

Oh well I just keep telling myself that sooner or later labour will start and we'll have another beautiful blessing in our family and be able to find a new "normal"  though the thought of labour at the moment either excites or scares me lol depending on how I'm feeling - made my midwife laugh this week when I told her that sometimes I think "Oh no I don't want to do this" lol.



Jo C said...

As the time grows nearer and my braxton hicks grow stronger, memories of how hideous the pain is start to resurface and I think,... help, help, help. But I know I can do it. And you can too. It'll be fine. God bless you. You are doing a marvellous thing by homeschooling and bringing Godly littlies into the world; I only wish dh would change his mind that this one is our last. Jo xx

Dawes Family said...

Thank you Jo, my dh has said each baby was the last for the last 2 but I just pray and God graciously works on his heart and he's more accepting now of more children though he still won't "buy into" the whole leave it fully in God's control teaching!
Sarah xx

Becks said...

Not a believer in "God" as such but I do believe that a greater force will help decide these things for you. We settled on five children, I was subsequently declared "unable to conceive" and went on to have a further three children. So now we are truly leaving it to nature/God/celestial beings to guide us.
Love and best wishes for a peaceful final few weeks and birthing time. x