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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

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Apr-30-09

Approaching Motherhood

posted by Joanne

26 weeks ago - missed period and positive result on 2 pregnancy test brought Vince and I to Pantai Cheras to visit a gynae his sister visited when she was pregnant.  He confirmed our 6 weeks pregnancy and thus my journey to motherhood begins.  I am now 32 weeks pregnant.

Vince has always wanted kids and indeed he started his quest immediately after the wedding and 3 months after, his hopes and dreams are coming true.  We have not even gone to a proper honeymoon.  I wasn’t quite sure if we are ready, however no one is ever ready to be a parent, right and I do hope we had more time as husband and wife before we actually start a family.  Yet since God wants to bless us with a little one, we will accept and do our best to bring up the child.

We switched gynae when I was at 22 weeks after our first visit to a gynea, Dr Bedi in Kajang who has 4D ultrascan recommended by my cousin’s sister-in-law as I was looking for a gynae who has 4D ultrascan machine.  We switch to Dr Bedi not because he has a 4D ultrascan machine but we find him more friendly and approachable and so we are more comfortable with him.

Both gynaes have confirm that it is a girl.  We are a little disappointed as we wanted a boy, but everyone tells us that girl is good.  Well, as long as the baby is healthy, boy or girl, still our child, will accept God’s gift, move on and try again.  We are sure that He has His plans for her and for us as well.

I have put on like 12kg since from 48kg to 60kg.  Just compare the pictures below before pregnancy and now.  My family and friends say that I look better as I my face don’t look so sunken.  Yet I can’t help but feel like Humpy Dumpy even though I enjoy the pregnancy.  I have an easy pregnancy (thank God for that), I do not experience terrible nausea nor have weird cravings.

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We received a book, Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize as a wedding gift and I hope I would be able to experience childbirth as how God intended women to experience childbirth.  As stated in the book, to experience supernatural childbirth, you need to have faith that God wants you to have a pleasant childbirth experience and so this is a test of faith for me if I believe that God will let me have this wonderful experience, by His grace.