Do you want to know what the greatest thing besides being a mother is???
Being a Grandma!!!
It is a real thing and EVERYTHING everyone has ever said about it is true!! I just can't get enough holding, loving, and kisses!
Birth is truly such an amazing experience!! I participated in it 7 times bringing our 8 children into this world! But it was a totally different experience not participating in the pain and laboring through child-birth, and instead being a coach and observerer.
Aubrey had a pretty healthy pregnancy, but then developed preeclampsia during her 37th week. Her blood pressure, as well as protein in the urine was so high, they induced her at 37 weeks and 5 days. (to be exact)
We knew from ultra-sounds that they baby was fully developed and already weighing 7.5 lbs.
After 25 hours of labor, I watched our first grand-daughter come into this world. It was so beautiful and so special!!
Have you ever been apart of a birth? (besides your own)
Do you remember the very special spirit you felt in the birthing room?
I remember feeling this with all my children, but noticed it especially when my daughter was giving birth and I wasn't wrapped up in the drama of pain and pressure.
Moments before the baby was born, the doctor walked in the room like a steam roller. I don't mean that in a negative way, but he came in and the business of child-birth went to a serious level that wasn't there before he came. He put on plastic type shoe coverings, his hospital covering, layed plastic down, put drapes around my daughters legs, had nurses handing him tools, goop, all within a matter of 60 seconds. It was amazing how fast they prepped themselves, my daughter, and the room for child birth.
With him, came a spirit that he must feel at each birth. (What a job he has!!)
If I could describe it? It almost feels like you are going to another realm. Let's call it the birth realm. It seems to be a realm that hovers somewhere between heaven or our pre-existence, and earth.
The mood in the room was serious, mixed with high-emotion, and a spirit you could reach out and touch. I don't know if I have ever felt that kind of spirit in a room except for the time when my husband's grandma passed away. It is a tangible spirit as you approach the veil that separates this life and the next.
If we had spiritual eyes to see, we would see heavenly spirits there assisting and watching, very interested in the moment.
I was amazed at the doctors tactics to get our daughter to focus and bring forth her first child. It was only a few pushes and our little grand-daughter was born. The doctor said, "welcome to planet earth!" Tears immediately started flowing from everyone in the room! The emotion and spirit was hard to contain!! It was just amazing and priceless!
The family is ordained of God and birth is ordained of God! It truly is!!There is no other explanation!! How we are each conceived is miraculous. Our pre-natal development is the most beautiful miracle imaginable.
We are all children of God. He created us in the womb, and brings us forth into this earth life through the miracle of child-birth. He is our Father in heaven.
Birth, family and life is no accident. Instead, it has a high, beautiful, powerful purpose!! We are each a part of an earthly family, but also a heavenly family.
Having children is such a heavenly gift.
I am forever changed by this experience.