September 1, 2011

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hypnobirthing class 5
Our HypnoBirthing classes officially ended and they were all done through skype. Technology can be such a wonderful thing! Last class we watched some more amazing birth videos, did some last wrap ups, talked about more scripts to use and did an amazing practice session. The last practice was an interesting one and I don’t want to divulge too much just in case some of you decide to take the class (I haven’t gone through birth yet, but all I can tell you is good things thus far). I feel prepared and ready and have very positive feelings about the impending birth. If you have any questions regarding HypnoBirthing, I would pick up the book or even give Dr. AnnaLynn a call (or email) wherever you are because remember all our sessions were done entirely online.
Overall, the classes have taught me skills to be able to bring my entire body into complete relaxation, yet still have my mind completely in control and alert. It really is such an astounding feeling. Now, game time is coming up and I keep visualizing how it will all play out, in a positive way of course.
Time is dwindling down and the birth seems so far to me, though I know it is actually closer than it is far. I probably look like I could pop at any minute and sometimes I feel like it too! I still have to get the hospital bag ready and a few other loose ends to tie up until I think I am officially ready. I really can’t believe it is almost time, whenever that time is! September is here and that means baby is coming… eeks!
The girls are ready and get super excited about the baby. Well, Soul doesn’t really know what’s going on and I think she is going to be in for a shocker when baby comes home. Other than that we are chugging on through with school, house stuff, and just life. Though I must say that today was a lot harder than most. The girls were easily and exceedingly disgruntled and I wasn’t the best mama. Today was one of those days that I feel like I just failed miserably at parenting and training my children. If I were given a grade for today, I would have gotten a big fat F! Man oh man. I wish I could get a do over.
Actually a funny thing, kinda not really, was that I took away some toys from the girls as a consequence for their disobedience. The result is that they drew me on their chalkboard with a big fat X over me. Really! They said I wasn’t being nice. I went back to take a picture to blog it of course (it was too funny not to share), but then they had already erased it. I had to talk with them about the choices they made that led to their toys getting taken away. They stated they knew it was their fault and so I told them they should draw an x on them too and then I did it. Really mature Ruby! See I told you, today I get a big fat F and would probably have made it onto the fail blog. Tomorrow’s post on the fail blog should be my picture. No joke.
I am glad my God is gracious to forgive someone as foolish as me (I am so foolish) and that tomorrow morning his mercies are brand new. I am also thankful that my children also have very forgiving hearts. Tomorrow will be a better day, at least I will pray it is…

15 comments on “HYPNOBIRTH CLASS 5”

  • jozen says:

    awe! some days can me more trying than others, especially when it comes to mommahood…but you are right, tomorrow is a new day and i bet your girls have forgotten about the whole thing already.

    on a side note, it probably wasn't too funny at the time but i think it's hilarious that they drew a pic of you with a big fat X over you! too funny.

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  • gabrielle says:

    i dont think that is a fail, i probably would have made them do the same. you taught them perspective- they were mad at you, you were upset with them. great thing about days, is tomorrow is coming and there is your do-over.


  • oh Ruby, I'm right there with you for a do over. I sent Bella to her bed and she took a THREE hour nap! I am so very thankful that God has given little ones such forgiving hearts that humble us to see how much more forgiving God is ๐Ÿ™‚

  • um! your layout is AMAZING! love you! even under hypnosis!

  • Mrsink says:

    I love your honesty! It's a breath of fresh air for sure…especially for this mama who sometimes feels like I should get a big fat F too. I am so thankful for God's grace! p.s. I love the new blog design. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My son had to create a family tree when he was in 2nd grade. We used 5X8 photos. I once discovered that when he is mad at one of us, he removes our pictures from the family tree and has written things like, “is mean” or “is a jerk” in the space. He's ten now and this summer I caught him taking my husband's photo off the tree and writing another disparaging comment! See- it's normal. He still places an X on us when he's angry!

  • Eleni says:

    Don't feel so guilty! You have a LOT on your plate at the moment, and from what i can see on your blog, you are a loving, fun, and creative mother, and that's what your girls will remember when they're older – as Jozen said, they've probably already forgotten about today@s incident!

    Best of luck for when the next one arrives – we're all excited for you!

  • charity says:

    Aren't you so thankful for God's grace! We are failures and yet he loves us. We don't deserve the gifts he gives. I had a day like that yesterday.

  • Rae Veda says:

    Good luck! Good luck! Don't feel guilty! You're a great mamma and just have a lot going on right now.

    xo, rv


  • hahahahahahah at the girls drawing an x over you.

  • Therese says:

    Tomorrow will be a good day and today will fade quite quickly.

  • sarahvine says:

    If you need a little good-birth story at the last minute, here's my homebirth story (successfully used hypnobirthing as a relaxation tool.) May you enjoy the birth! sarahvine.wordpress.com

  • britney says:

    God is so sooo gracious! Jesus was perfect for us, and we get HIS record of righteousness. and we know it best on the days we screw up most!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ you are just wonderful girl. thanks so much for your honestyyyyy!!

  • Anna says:

    Seriously, thank you for being so honest. I think that we as mothers, tend to put on a face like everything is okay and that we are strong enough for anything. There is so much pressure on being a mom that it's good to be reminded that we aren't perfect. There are definitely days where I am stressed and deserve a big fat F. Thank you for your honesty, it is so encouraging to know that I am not alone and that we serve a God who's mercies are new every morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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