25 Weeks Today
Today I am officially 25 weeks Pregnant. My little boy is growing by leaps and bounds at the moment. This week has gone by very quickly and has had a few wonderful pregnancy moments in between some overwhelming emotions (thanks to pregnancy hormones). This week I have been able to feel more consistent movements from my baby and I have noticed that some of them are in reaction to sounds, voices and music. On one evening this week I decided that I was in desperate need to take a long relaxing bath to desires. I lit some rented candles and put on a Hillsong baby CD that we bought for our little boy. It is an instrumental CD of some worship songs that I enjoy. While sitting in the bath I decided that I would sing along to the one of my favourite songs, in response I felt my little boy moving.I was amazed and filled with so much joy as this was the first time I felt him move in response to my voice. I proceeded to laugh and then tell him about how wonderful God is and all that he is done in my life. I know he can’t yet understand what I am telling him, but I am sure he enjoyed to listen to my voice. Teaching him about God is something that I greatly look forward to. I pray that he to would have a close relationship with God. I can’t wait to watch him discover God and fall in love with Him.
After finding about about my little bear I started planning and coming up with ideas for his nursery. The nursery is by no means finished although some of the furniture is set up and I have finally finished the art pieces for the room.
I decided that I wanted to make a set of three paintings that would be displayed beside one another. So after much thought I decided that the middle one should be a scripture verse which is meaningful and that will speak over his life. I chose the scripture from Luke 1:80 which states “and the child grew and became strong in spirit”. This scripture speaks of Jesus growing up, my prayer is that my little boy would love Jesus with all his heart and aspire to be like Jesus, that he too will become strong in the Holy Spirit as he grows up. I then decided that I wanted to make the other two paintings of animals since I don’t want a specific theme for the room and wanted it to be artwork that he would probably enjoy to look at over the next few years. So I decided on painting an elephant and a lion as they are both animals that for me represent strength.
In the future once the nursery is complete I will do a reveal and show you where I have chosen to hang these pieces in the room. So keep an eye open for this.