It has been a year and a half today March 26, 2015 since my son Liam was born. It has been the greatest yet hardest time of my life. We’ve been so blessed with what the Lord is allowing us to do and what He has given us in this world. So as the time comes for our second child to come into the world we’ve made so many changes and gotten back control from the world. We felt with Liam (our first born) the medical staff just took so much away from our experience that we didn’t even get to enjoy this beautiful gift God had just blessed us with. This time around we found an AMAZING midwife and we are going to have a home water birth. My husband and I believe birth should be a wonderful and intimate experience. God designed us women and our bodies to give birth, naturally! While I know many things can happen and sometimes medical intervention is definitely needed. For us we have a God given peace about giving birth at home.
We know God’s plan for our family is greater than we could ever imagine and we just hope to continue to be His light in this dark world.With Liam the Drs drove us crazy with all the tests and interventions they wanted to do just to find out why our precious little babe was measuring different by their standards. They scared us but we prayed and prayed for our good Lord to use Liam, we prayed and gave Liam up to the Lord to have His way with him. There was nothing the Drs could do in utero so we chose, to stop with all the tests and wait till little Liam graced the world with his presence. He’s done just that, since he was born God has used him to touch many hearts and lives. We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to be his parents. The Drs asked if we planned on having more kids, well, of course! We want to be fruitful like God has commanded us to do. They quickly went on their scarring rampage of what their statistics show and blah blah blah! After speaking to a wonderful couple from our church Calvary Chapel South West in Albuquerque they encouraged us that Gods plan is greater than anything the Drs can say or do. They shared their experience with having kids and what drs told them. It was encouraging to know others have experienced such times and we weren’t the only ones. It was nice to hear God working in wondrous ways! So we shared with the Drs YES we are having more kids, we trust in Gods plan for us and we aren’t going to let some numbers decide whether or not we have more kids or not. Because they don’t know God they didn’t understand, for them the “risk” is too great. So our only hope is that Gods light shines bright through our family and our faith in Him left a stamp on their hearts.
So here we are with little Logan (boy or girl we don’t know) we refused all tests and ultrasounds. We have placed our complete trust and faith in God. He is our hope and what gets us through each day. Logan will be here anytime in the next couple of weeks and i couldn’t be more excited about laboring and birthing at home. We chose a water birth also and can’t wait to share our whole experience. We also plan to use essential oils during and after Labor. I can’t wait to share how these aid in pain, keeping labor moving and relaxation as well. I love that these are natural and come from the earth. We have also been leaning towards going diaper free with Logan. Theres so much stuff thats going to be different this time around and we know with each experience and trial we get closer to God.
Look out for the second part to this post, it will be up once Logan is born.
Like always, thank you for reading! Please share your experiences in the comments or anything else you would like to share.
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there
1 Samuel 1:27-28