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Pregnancy and Birth
Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.
Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.
~Anne Christian Buchanan
A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished ever moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.
A grand adventure is about to begin.
~Winnie the Pooh
People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death.
Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.
The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.
~Karen Maezen Miller
There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.
~Pamela S. Nadav
Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance you are used to giving things up for them.
I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb.
Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.
We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong. ~Laura Stavoe Harm
In the moments of labor and birth, all the forces of the universe are flowing through a woman's body.
~Sandra K. MorningStar
Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.
Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.
~Barbara Katz Rothman
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.
~Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
There is a wonder in the birth of a baby that takes us beyond the mundane and into the realm of the divine.
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.
~Thomas C Haliburton
On the night you were born, every star, in every sky,
Shone down in jealously, at the twinkle in your eye
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
~George Bernard Shaw
When they placed you in my arms, you fell into my heart.
Newborns and Babies
A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.
A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper
A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
~Eda J. Le Shan
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
~William MacNeile Dixon
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
From the moment they placed you in our arms, you snuggled right into our hearts.
Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.
~Barbara Christine Seifert
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.
~Frank A. Clark
A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.
Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
~Vincent Van Gogh
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Babies are a link between angels and man.
A sweet new blossom of humanity.
I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child.
It is not a slight thing when those so fresh from God love us.
Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.
A wee bit of Heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heartful of love.
When the first baby laughed for the first time,
the laugh broke into thousands of pieces
and they all went skipping about,
and that was the beginning of fairies."
~From Peter Pan
In the eyes of a child...there is joy, there is laughter... there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future…
I can only imagine where these tiny feet will go in their lifetime. My only hope is that they never forget the way home.
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow
For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow,
So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
~Ruth Hulburt Hamilton
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
~Henry Ward Beecher
To be a child is to know the fun of living. To have a child is to know the beauty of life.
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.
~Edwin H. Chapin
May you touch fireflies and stars, dance with fairies, and talk to the man in the moon. May you grow up with love and gracious hearts and people who care. Welcome to the world, little one. It's been waiting for you.
Life is not about the moments we breathe, but the moments that take our breath away
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