My Pregnancy Journey

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How It All Started

I recall reading through my scriptures of confession and realising, one verse kept popping up. The bible verse, Matthew 25: 23  “The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”

I asked God what he meant, and as soon as the question left my mind, I had this sense of knowledge that I knew what God was referring to. He was referring to me having a child. I really was in awe. Now writing the story, having viewed the end from the beginning, I can say, God was preparing me. I began to prepare my mind for pregnancy… How I want to look, things I must and must not do. God tirelessly trained me on preparing for my child, through the scripture 1 Chronicles 22 with special attention to verse 5.

“David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendor in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.” So David made extensive preparations before his death.”

Preparation

This scripture illustrates the thoughtfulness, love and preparation of a father for the successful fulfilment of his son’s God given assignment. I knew I had to do the same. The first thing I did was prepare my mind. This is very important as it prepares one for the sacrifices, pleasures and perseverance that comes with motherhood and on the other hand, Fatherhood. As soon as the test result confirmed I was pregnant, I did the following things:

1. Drew up a list of needs for the baby & myself.

2. Read up on pregnancy and ensured to seek guidance from those with experience, my mum being the number one speed dial.

3. I also identified a friend in which I could relate with her taste and way of caring for her child. I asked her questions extensively and she shared very useful tips from books to read, shopping list, brands to look out for and more.

4. I attended antennal classes and took the prescribed drugs.

5. Eating right, plays a huge role in the development of one’s child. I ensured I ate balanced meals to stay healthy. Be ready to spend to achieve this goal.

6. Speaking God’s word and confessing scriptures over my life constantly. There are so many things that threatens a woman’s wellbeing during pregnancy. Only the word of God works and a relationship with the Holy Spirit guides us. Doctors and nurses mean well, but one has got to carry ones God everywhere one goes, even into the hospital.

7. Speaking life and God’s will over my child. This is 5000% important. Your child is a fruit.  The seed you’ve sown, in form of words will determine the fruit they become. You are what you say; so also they become what you say. Your words have more power than you can ever imagine. In addition, don’t just speak your words, speak God’s word over your child. Compile scriptures and confess them. Have a private time with God, seeking His face about your child’s purpose. He surely will reveal this.

8. I created a playlist that reaffirms my prayer & confessions and sets my mood in tune with the spirit of God.

  • One vision I had for my pregnant self was to ensure I remain true to myself
    • Dress & look good always
    • Stay Happy. No mood swings
    • To avoid unhealthy cravings
    • To be effective at work regardless and make no excuse for my condition. Giving the best I’ve got. Yes, pregnancy does take its toll on one’s body and activities but basically, I avoided laziness and using pregnancy as an excuse except it was genuine.

I hope my journey has blessed you in one way or two? Please share what stood out for you in your pregnancy journey. I believe men too have their side of the story; please share.

I Love You & God Bless you

Tourpaline

10 thoughts on “My Pregnancy Journey”

  1. Thanks for sharing Tosin.I was blessed reading this. My first pregnancy took me unawares, because I had symptoms I never knew anything about. Then, I didn’t have access to Supernatural Childbirth, though my youth pastor’s wife had mentioned using it during her own pregnancy. Nevertheless I prayed and confessed the word of God a lot. There were no digital devices then per se, so it was harder, but I tried my best.

    4 years later, when I was pregnant with my second child, I was over prepared. I followed Baby Centre online, had my copy of Supernatural childbirth. No smart phones yet, but there were electronic Bibles and then I could study from my laptop. It was a smoother experience.

    1. It’s soooo good to hear this. Thank you for sharing your journey. We the new generation mothers should appreciate the privileges we have now and even do better at raising Godly children. Thank you Madame de Madame

  2. Waooo! U’re a wise n smart woman.
    Thank U for sharing Ur pregnancy journey.
    U have no idea how many women U’ve inspired n encouraged. U certainly have no idea how many women will learn from Ur fantastic n fascinating experience.
    More grace to U, Tosin.

  3. Olubukola Ade-Ajayi

    Thank you Tosin for sharing your story. I gained valuable knowledge especially from the scriptures, our preparation and our God given responsibility to our children. Am sure older women can learn one or two things from this, make corrections where necessary and pass the virtue on to their wards. God bless you richly.

    1. Thank you. I learnt well from my mum *winks* It’s my prayer that as many people as possible, gain from this post. Amen

  4. I love it, not pregnant yet but I have definitely picked a few things to put in mind to help me prepare. God bless you Tourpaline

  5. You were adequately prepared and equipped for the blessing, your seed shall manifest God’s glory beyond measure, thank you for the detailed secret.

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