8 more weeks. 8…

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8 more weeks. 8 more weeks until I see the beautiful face of my first child! 8 more weeks till I am a mother! 8 more weeks and I will feel that unconditional love that fills a mothers heart. Everyone asks me, “are you nervous?” I am everything. I am nervous, I am excited, I am anxious, I am waiting for that moment where I feel the goddess in me take over and take me through my rite of passage as a women, giving birth.
I still cant believe all that my body has already done. Creation! How can anyone think less of women when we have that ultimate power. We can create human beings inside of ourselves. That is Godly powers. That is the real power of women. The Ase that only women posses. If I can do this, I know I can do anything, my abilities are limitless.

Now that I am on the count down, and the baby will be here soon, I find that almost all I can think about is the big moment, When I feel the baby crowning, the love of my life is here. I dream of the baby’s first cry, how it will be like the sweetest song I have ever heard. I think about seeing that small innocent face, who chose me to be it’s mother. How did I get so lucky? I have been watching movies, clips and reading books about giving birth. I have been making baby clothes when I do not even know if I will be having a girl or boy yet. And then there are the more uncomfortable parts about bring over 7 months pregnant, like the restless nights, back pain, heart burn, ankles aching, and kung fu lessons happening inside my belly…BUT, it is all way worth it. And Really, I should not complain about these little aches and pains when I have labor to look forward to.

But on the topic of labor. I know that labor is associated with pain and discomfort. But I know that it is possible to enjoy labor. It is a sacred, sexual and spiritual event that women go through during birth. I know that I can get through the contractions by breathing, remembering that this pressure is the opening of the mouth of my uterus, so that my baby can enter into this world. I must relax and let my body take over. I must let nature do what it does best. Giving birth is natural, it is beautiful and sacred. I will not let negativity into my surroundings during my birth. I know my husband is the best supporter I could ever ask for. He will help me relax, he will make Ifa medicine to make my birth easy and safe. I have a beautiful event to look forward to.

I pray that my baby is healthy.

I pray that my baby will be born safely

I pray that all the motherly spirits will be with me during this birth, supporting me and comforting me,

I pray that I will be strong and fearless

I pray this birth will be blessed by all the orisa.

Ase

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About oyaseyefakayode

I am Oyaseye. I enjoy sewing, beading, painting, craftwork and just...creating! I have started to make children's books that share the ancient traditional stories from West Africa. The first of many is Ijimere and Ekun, the monkey and the leopard. My true inspirations are my mother OYA, my husband, and my two wonderful sonsI hope through this blog I can share ideas, stories and have my own learning experience Also, I hope to get feedback, let me know what you think! Otherwise, I am just as happy with people just stopping by! Many blessings of love and light~

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  1. AseO IreO. You embody the mother spirit. She is nurturing, soft, stern, loving now matter what, she is the diplomat, she is the jester, she is boat at the time as she is the lake. She is the tornado.

    Best, best, best, birth to you and Baba and baby. Birth is the sacred act that tells us all about motherhood. Birth is the unfathomable in it’s energy. Feel every emotion as it comes as you will feel all of those same feelings on the journey of a mother. Remember that each contraction is one that you will never have again. As in life, this too shall pass. Think open, open, open, open!

    Think we are MADE to do this.

    I know you know all of this. I just felt driven to write as a mom of 2 naturally born young woman and a woman on the brink of grandmotherhood (6 weeks!!!!). I will be sending all of my mama energy to you and wish you the very best.

    Omilana

  2. Ashe.
    I hope from my heart both you and your baby are alright, wishing you the best, may Oya guide your steps and Ifa speak the right paths for you and yours.~

    ~Kisambi

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