Monday, April 16, 2012

a few things being pregnant has taught me


I have a new appreciation for being able to walk freely without waddling and without pain. 
After almost 7 months, I honestly can't remember what walking normally and easily feels like. I know I used to be able to do it but that's about it. Once little cryings is here, and I can walk again, you better believe we're gonna make goooood use of that stroller this summer. 

Women's bodies are incredible. 
Our insides just know how to create a person. I don't have to do anything, it just does it's thing every day, all on it's own. And now, there are tiny hands, feet, arms, legs, a little bum, and ears all inside of me, moving around. My body just made that happen. So amazing. 

Speaking of which, for those women who struggle with infertility, I can't imagine how difficult and heart breaking that must be.
Every day, I feel blessed that I've been able to get pregnant and stay pregnant. 

Family is really the only thing that matters. I'm finding myself caring less and less about much else.

Having a loving, supportive husband is the greatest blessing. Every time Chas puts on my shoes and socks or helps me up from a chair, I'm humbled by and grateful for his service and the way he takes care of me and little cryings. 

My wardrobe can consist of less than 10 wearable items of clothing and I can rotate through them again, and again. Not that I like it all, but that it is possible. 

Hot baths, pizza, and fruit smoothies have magical powers to keep me sane. 

Being prepared to be a good mom takes some skillz. I'm excited to learn how to cook and sew better. 

Time can go by insanely slow and fast all at once. 

12 comments:

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

Isn't motherhood an amazing adventure? I know that my children are always inspiring me to be a better homemaker - to cook and craft.

I agree with the magic powers of slushies, shakes, and smoothies!!

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

Isn't motherhood an amazing adventure? I know that my children are always inspiring me to be a better homemaker - to cook and craft.

I agree with the magic powers of slushies, shakes, and smoothies!!

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

Isn't motherhood an amazing adventure? I know that my children are always inspiring me to be a better homemaker - to cook and craft.

I agree with the magic powers of slushies, shakes, and smoothies!!

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

Isn't motherhood an amazing adventure? I know that my children are always inspiring me to be a better homemaker - to cook and craft.

I agree with the magic powers of slushies, shakes, and smoothies!!

Aimee said...

This is beautiful. You are learning so many things about yourself and the little girl inside you. You will be a wonderful mother.

I hope I dont have any problems with infertility when we get around to trying for that.

Good luck with the last couple months!

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Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

You really inspire me. Thank you so much for sharing your deep and honest thoughts.

Bon Bon said...

yes yes yes to all of this! I remember those days fondly:-)

P.S. How's the birthing prep going? feeling good!? I can't remember if I ever emailed you back about the hypnobirthing stuff! xoxo

Rae Veda said...

Great post! Can't wait to meet her. xo, rv

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createdfamily.com said...

Thank you so much for mentioning infertility. It is an incredibly painful and difficult struggle. There isn't an hour in my day that I don't ache for what you (and so many other women) have. I hope that I am able to experience pregnancy one day soon.

Lai Yen Yi said...

Good luck for the rest of the months. I can't wait to meet little crying!

Maria said...

This is the cutest thing ever. I cannot wait to see your little one!

ashleesanders said...

oh my, so sweet. Family is all that matters- relating to your statement. Being a new mommy, you'll forget what life was like without baby around. Congratulations and enjoy.

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