9.22.2010

Prayer Intentions

There are plenty of daily reminders that labor could be any day now...or not.  Like the Braxto.n Hicks contractions, those are new.  And I am pretty sure a real one woke me from a dream last night!  I have gained a whopping 34 lbs so far and every week I am told I will gain another .5 lbs (most going straight to the baby-crazy).  I have been fortunate, as some of you commented, that so far it is staying in my belly.  But leaning forward at all or bending over to pick things off the ground is becoming increasingly difficult.

Rather than be surprised and unprepared for labor, I would rather complete my to do list now rather than later :)  Just the other day we wrapped up the nursery (getting it back in order-pictures coming), determined who we would call to watch Charlie in the middle of the night, decided on how to spell our girl's name, discussed godparents (again!), and more.  There still remain items to do (install infant car seats, look better into relaxation techniques, formally submit our birth plan and paperwork, buy diapers, wrap up final details on Charlie's 2nd birthday)...but one thing on my list that I can do right now is gather prayer intentions.

I have seen others do this in the past via blog and email, and I must say, I never thought to do this with my first labor.  I wish I had!  Of course, I will be offering my labor for all women who have experienced IF, miscarriage, and/or are waiting on adoptions.  However, I would be happy to collect any specific intentions from each of you for my husband to read to me during contractions.  If it is anything like last time (evil pitocin to be avoided at all costs!), I will have plenty of good pain to offer up prior to getting my epidural.  :)  You can email me or leave them as a comment here on my blog.  Regardless, you will all be at the front of my mind!

15 comments:

Sew said...

I'm greedy for prayer! And I've so beat you in weight gain and I have 4 months to go! And it's not all in my belly let me tell you! ;)

Should I request you pray the weight flies off me since it's is A LOT! ;)

Emailing you! ;)

Tridentine Wife said...

Wow! It's getting closer and closer for you. Can I request a healthy pregnancy for me and baby #3? I will be praying that all goes well with the labor and delivery.

Chasing said...

I would like to request prayers for a healthy remainder of the pregnancy/labor/delivery. Thanks!

Awaiting a Child of God:) said...

Your awesome! If you would please pray that all goes well in Omaha with Dr. H and that he finds a problem and can diagnosis and fix it so I can be a momma!!!! HUGS

some how, some way, some day said...

you are so generous and sweet! Please pray for the child that will be placed with us soon (I hope). We pray that God watches over he or she and they remain safe in His tender loving care. Best of luck and we'll all be praying for you, as well! (Is part of the birth plan letting us fellow bloggers know you're in labor?)

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

What a great idea! I WILL be stealing it!

Please pray that our baby continues to grow and everything goes well with our pregnancy.

Thanks!

My Vocation is Love said...

This is such a neat idea and very sweet! I will be praying for you!!!

Brenda @ Life As We Know It said...

Thanks for offering it all up for us:) Please pray that my Gestational Diabetes remains controlled and we avoid complications. No matter what, we just want a healthy baby boy and safe delivery, no matter how that works out:)

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Wow, thank you! You are definatly an amazing person.
I would just like prayers for us to be able to get pregnant and have a healthy baby.
You will be in my prayers also! :)

alliemich said...

I thank you immensely for this offer and will be more than grateful for you to add my intention to your list. I ask for a healthy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby with no more miscarriages to have to endure.

Karen said...

How sweet of you! This is a wonderful idea that I may steel. :)

Would you please pray for the health of our baby and for me? And perhaps a safe delivery?

WheelbarrowRider said...

I love this! Keep them coming! At this rate, I will be begging for more contractions, that is truly how I need to focus this time and I know I will get through it with more dignity because of all of your braveness!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

You are so sweet! Could you pray for me to find a good balance in my life and be attentive to my vocation? Thank you, friend!

Mrs. Mike said...

Jaime, you are so sweet to be thinking of this right now! Of course you are in our prayers too! I'll never forget that you were my very first prayer buddy!

If I could humbly ask for prayers to one day be rid of this burden of IF...I feel terribly saying that given the blessing I'm currently cradling in my arms. But you know...

mrsblondies said...

Would you please pray that this pregnancy continues to be healthy and that we have a safe delivery and for my husband to return to church soon.