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Thank body for my baby!

Dear Body,

I know you worked very hard to bring
My son into the world.
Incredibly you grew a human,
Another body, from just a cell.
You allocated blood for food; and
You made room for him to grow;
You helped me become a healthier me
To support his health as well.

We planned the birth together, I thought
About what could be best,
I didn’t want intervention; up for the
Ultimate female test.
So we did a natural labour and
We stayed positive, happy, calm,
And our baby made his own way down:
I relaxed – He did the rest.

And when he reached my pelvis,
I pushed, I laughed, I screamed.
It felt amazing to stretch wide somewhere
Never before seen.
I had to trust you, Body, as the midwife
Checked his heart;
She was worried my baby boy was stressed,
I smiled, focused only on the best.

And there he was in doctor’s hands,
Then resting on my tum.
A slippery, vulnerable, fragile gem,
Eyes big – a cry so strong.
He felt warm. His daddy said it was
Like we’d known his face forever.
We laughed, we kissed, and for hours, days,
Admired his perfect, gorgeous form.

I know you worked very hard to bring
My son into the world.
Incredibly you grew this baby boy,
A new life, from just a cell.
You allocated blood for food; and
You made room for him to grow;
You helped me become a healthier me
To support his health as well.

And now I’m home and living life,
Awaiting quick recovery.
But I’m shocked I’m still not back to being
The regular, in-shape Me.
My stitches have healed nicely;
My pains are all-but-gone.
It’s the change inside that’s still not healed,
An effect of pregnancy.

My muscles are all stretched;
My organs out of place.
I can’t yet run or jump or lift,
Moving at a slow, frustrating pace.
So wondering now if my body
Has changed this time for good.
Find myself thinking: What’s missing?
How can I get back in the race?

Then I realize: I never thanked you! For
The hard work that you’ve done;
My body, my blood, my nerves and brain,
Supporting two lives, not just one!
Perhaps you’re awaiting gratitude,
Maybe you haven’t forgotten yet,
That you adjusted in every possible way
For my baby to live here, beneath the sun.

I’ll thank you every day from now
Until eternity
Because it’s from your work, free from pay,
That means
My son is here with me.

Thank you Body, for the place
You gave my son to grow.
Thank you for the food, the warmth,
My beating heart: a comfort
He’ll always know.
Thank you for adjusting again
On the day he would arrive
To let his little being move
Down and out, for tomorrow on the other side.

Thank you for being patient;
I forgot to thank you ’til now.
I know you’ll repair better
When you know I love you. Wow.
What an effort you have made… It’s no
Wonder you have changed.
From now on I’ll be grateful,
After all, My baby’s born.
And I’m proud.

By Joanna Becker
Proud mum of two beautiful boys.

– Copyright, Joanna Becker. Contact for permission to reproduce. 

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