Since oh…about Day 1 of this pregnancy, I have been filled with anxiety about this baby and if everything was okay with it. My family history doesn’t pose any risk whatsoever, but I can help that nagging dark corner of my mind that something could be wrong, and I would have no idea…further compounded is the fact that the Dr. doesn’t do ultrasounds until 16-18 weeks so I’m left waiting…thinking of every possible thing that could go wrong.
And now, I’m really darn sick of these thoughts. I’m completely over it. Even hubby is…he is so great reassuring me every single day when I go on my crazy rants. But enough is enough. I need to chill out and stop reading BabyCenter.com and TheNestBaby.com message boards and any baby related book. I’m placing myself on a self-imposed ban from reading those message boards and books until week 12. ;)
Wish me luck.
And for a few friends who are expecting and readers of my lil’ ole blog, this one is for you too:
Prayer for a Safe Pregnancy
This life you have given us
is so tiny, fragile, and vulnerable,
safe in the womb of flesh and hope,
yet subject to danger and death.
O God of love, creator of life,
hear our prayer.
We want this baby so much.
Please grant this child of ours
a full term of nurture,
the joy and mystery of life,
and the blessing of your love.
Grant us the fulfillment of our dreams,
a baby to cherish and protect,
a child to teach and guide,
a blessing to our family.
Source: Prayers of Our Hearts by Vienna Cobb Anderson