In The Beginning. How My Journey Started
I had just missed my period that month. Truth is that I wasn't really checking or should I say, waiting for it to be missed, ok, maybe a little.
I was married, slightly over a year, although it was a deliberate act to have one year of enjoyment. After our first wedding anniversary, I realized I had Phantom pregnancy and I had to do a lot of detoxes and some medical procedures to get over that. So yeah, I was waiting a bit for my period to be missed.
Even though I was two months Plus gone, the moment I did a pregnancy test and it was confirmed positive, the morning sickness started. Like where did you hide before now!!! Are we just going to be throwing up all day?
And So my journey to motherhood began. It was first mixed feelings and then an unexplainable joy for me.
first I thought, how will a fragile me be able to carry a baby inside of me till full term and then proceed to delivery. Please don't blame me, I used to be so fragile en, even carrying my chairman's gbola was a major 10 units course *but who is the champion now! Hehehe!*
So, yes the journey started and surprisingly it turned out to be a beautiful one. One thing I have undoubtedly been blessed with is the gift of men, having awesome friends around me.
Back in my former family at The Elevation Church, I was fortunate to meet a friend who taught me everything I needed to know as a first time Mum, books to read (omo! I read books en!) And the twist to it all, she pointed me to God.
Oh no, I thought I knew God until I became pregnant. I learned how to have real conversations with God, walking in His will, and seeing all things falling into place for me.
"Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart desires"
Psalms 37:4 (CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE)
That fragile little girl became a power woman walking on heels even till a delivery week.
|Sunday before the D day, Delivery was Friday|
The much awaited day of delivery came and I can't say I was prepared because the truth is you can never be fully prepared for such. Because I have read and studied all the 10 unit course, I knew exactly when labour started but I wasn't sure because it seemed easier than I had anticipated.
Like aren't we supposed to be screaming by now? But no, all I could feel was a tiny bit of tingling sensation in my lower abdomen and in between my legs. And oh, I was busy eating tick pap that was as hard as a rock. Lol
By the time it was evident that baby was coming out anytime soon, I beckoned on hubby and off we went to the hospital.
Hehehe! This particular scene is making me laugh because I got to the hospital and the nurses said I didn't look like who was ready for delivery. "Aunty Nurse, biko exactly how do you want me to look? With scattered hair and probably wailing and rolling on the floor abi?"
After much argument, they finally agreed to give me a bad space. * who did I offend with bed space matter na*
Shortly after, a woman was rushed in, So was in tears and she seems to be in pain too. Upon my conversation with her, I realized the baby inside her had stopped breathing and the doctors were going to cut her open to bring the fetus out. Oh! What great pain!
At that point I remembered Pastor Godman's message on "Don't waste your pain" it talks about helping other people in pain even when you are going through yours. Yes, I was in active labour at this point.
So I reached out to my new friend and asked if she believed in God and she said yes.
And So we prayed "Dear God, we see you and we know your plans for us are of good only, and you will not give us the burden stronger than that which we can bear. This precious gift is no more, it is painful but please let the baby come out with ease now. In Jesus name we have prayed, Amen"
I said an Amen but she screamed and gave a push. It was done. I've never seen an instant miracle so swift.
God is indeed a good God!
I had my child a few minutes later. Remember how I told you previously that I sneezed out my first baby? That is exactly what happened! Matana came out with no stress.
|My TanaT at one year old|
It dawned on me that the testimony in that miracle was the reason I was there at such a time.
God works in ways we cannot comprehend. All we need to do is follow Him closely, walk where he walks and depend on Him like our life depends on it. Oh yes, our lives depend solely on God.
The testimony of both birth I have had taught me that God is an ever present help in the time of need. He is so dependable.
While my testimony may sound like a superwoman story, may I remind you that there are women who do not feel so strong in the whole nine month journey, some are required to be on bed rest for some health reason.
Please show empathy to a pregnant woman. Stop asking people to be strong! We cannot all be.
Stop asking women if they are pregnant with Jesus! A woman is at her lowest emotional capacity when pregnant, such mean words can trigger trauma or even result in Post Partum depression.
I pray for everyone expecting to birth a child (whether biological or brainchild) that you bring forth with ease in Jesus name.
Happy Birthday to my Princess and First Fruit at Five.
The smartest Five Years old ever
|Matana Onosetalese UyaiAbasi|
I am celebrating my two awesome gifts from God all through April. Please celebrate with me.
|Matana and Matilda|
Happy Birthday to my Sugarplum.