In the waiting...
I'm currently 39 weeks + 6 days pregnant and trying to make the most of my time before little Miss Currie arrives.
It's funny, everyone tells you their own opinions on those last few days/weeks of pregnancy - most of the stories are filled with the words: so uncomfortable, if you think you're big now, oh you think you can't sleep now, you just wait until the baby comes, your life is about to change forever, negative opinion this, negative opinion that and the list goes on.
I'm always surprised at how much negativity is thrown at you from other mums, granted I don't physically have my baby yet - I've actually enjoyed the last few weeks of pregnancy. Sure, there are downsides in terms of my overall comfort levels but it's such an exciting time in my life - soon I'll be a mum to the most beautiful little human in the world. I was created for this, to bear fruit and plant a seed in this world. This child who is about to enter the world is so much more than just my baby, she was dreamt up by God long before we we're ready for this moment.
So in the waiting for her to arrive, I have immense peace because her birthday has already been decided, I just have to wait for the promise to unfold. So, what am I doing to keep myself busy in the waiting? I'm writing, singing, reading, shopping, walking, Netflix watching, going out for dinners, seeing family, catching up with friends and just making the most of being me by myself without needing to worry about someone else...yet!
To other ladies who are in the waiting, I just want to encourage you to enjoy these moments and have peace in knowing that your child has been created for a purpose. Their arrival in this world has been pre-destined, you don't need to worry about the when just know that the timing of it will be perfect and you've totally got this - we've got this!
They say you never really know the value of your own mother until you're about to become one yourself, so I want to say a big thank you to my Mum. Thank you for growing me in your womb for nine months, giving me life, providing for me, loving me, disciplining me, educating me, taking me shopping, being my taxi driver and teaching me about the most valuable gift in this life - my faith. I don't know if you will ever fully understand the impact you have had in my life, but I am forever grateful for you and so blessed to be your daughter.
Love, Rochelle x