Patience and Peace

by Birth Without Fear on March 7, 2011

I am 43 weeks pregnant now and have realized a few things I need to do to be in the right state of mind to be patient for this little one to pick his/her birthday and to have peace on my journey. I love BWF and I love our Facebook community. However, a pregnant woman is just more vulnerable to stories, comments, etc. I don’t think I realized how reading hundreds of traumatizing stories, well meaning, but negative comments, the amount of support I would give and feeling the loss many mamas have experience would effect me mentally for my pregnancy and birth.

I need to be in a strong, trusting place and it is hard to stay there when I am constantly reading and surrounded by what I previously described. Don’t get me wrong. So many of you are supportive and I love you dearly. I think you’ll understand though. BWF is not gone, just taking a mini-vacation. We’ll be back very soon with the announcement of our newest mini-BWF!

~Mrs. BWF

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Jen C. March 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I completely understand mama!!! You enjoy this precious time waiting for your little one. We’re praying for you daily and know that this will be an amazing journey for your family!! Love you friend!

-Jen

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Casey Marie March 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

{{{hug}}}

May you birth well & have a wonderful family journey.

HAPPY BABY MOONING!

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Lisa Grace (FB Lisa Tucker) March 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Be blessed! Praying for a safe and peaceful journey into the arms of momma for your little one and a lovely waiting time as you rest in expectation!

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Amy March 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Peace momma….:D

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Mary Bennefield March 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

(((Hugs))) We totally understand and will patiently wat for you …. take your time and enjoy your time; you so totally deserve it and we respect your needs. You are indeed a very wise Mama!!

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Meggan March 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Good for you!!

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Susan Alexander March 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Sending Positive Birth Vibes!

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Stephanie March 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Much love mama! Can’t wait to read your story!! <3

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Crystal March 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Love and Light my fellow mom.. Happy Birthing to you!

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Hannah March 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

Good; with the nasty comments people were making to you, I was hoping you’d take a little break from the internet until mini bwf makes his or her appearance. You don’t need that. 1 mean comment in 100 nice ones, and the 1 will be the one to stick with you- I’m the same way. You are an awesome strong mama and you don’t need that negativity. Have a wonderful, peaceful birth and we will see you SOON! I have a very strong feeling that your little one is on the way this morning, if not already here… but who knows. ;)

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Kim March 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I’ve been thinking about you lately. :) A friend’s mom had six kids, one of them born at 41 weeks, while the other five born b/t 43-44 weeks. All are adults now, and were healthy then as well. I thought at first she was teasing when she said how late her kids were, but her kiddos (and apparently yours, too) just like to hang out awhile. Wishing you peace and grace. :) You can do this! To echo and earlier comment, happy baby moon. :)

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Tina March 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Sending love!

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Pat Robinson March 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Trust your body. All is well.

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rose March 10, 2011 at 4:41 am

Strength…Serenity…Silence

Baby will know when it’s “time” :)

I pray you’ll have a blessed, peaceful birth! <3

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Crystal - Prenatal Coach March 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

Happy Birthing… we’ll be thinking of you!

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Casey Marie March 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Thinking of you!!!

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Janine March 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Ok, you are now like 47 weeks pregnant. Any newwws?

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Mrs. BWF March 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Haha. That literally made me LOL. Are you on our FB page? I gave birth at home on March 11th (43 weeks, 3 days) to a wonderful, healthy little boy. :)

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Janine April 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

LOL … yes I am but my computer was broke for a while. Im all caught up now! Congratulations on the little guy!

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