Loving My “Condition”
All smiles with my husband!
The belly button!! ^
Firstly, I cannot believe I have less than eight weeks until my darling baby boy arrives. WOW!
Throughout my life, I’ve heard many women say, “time flies, except when you’re pregnant”. Well, I would have to disagree…after all, there are still 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, and 365 days in a year. My secret to a fulfilling and even enjoyable pregnancy (or life in general) is to stay productive, yet understand my physical limits. Every day I have a goal in mind: become my best self. If that means listening to my body and sleeping in a few extra hours, then so be it! I remind myself that it is okay not to accomplish everything on my task list. Life is about flexibility and releasing expectations on oneself.
The other day, my supervisor told me that she wouldn’t want me lifting heavy objects because of my “condition”, which kind of made it sound like I have a disease or something. No, no, I am creating a baby, and that is a fabulous feat! It reminds me of this insightful thought:
“It seems an insult to nature and to the Creator to imagine that pregnancy was ever intended to be a sickness.” – Eliza Bisbee Duffey
As I keep this in mind, I am able to remember why I decided to have a child in the first place, and how blessed I am for this marvelous opportunity. My body was made for this purpose, and woman alike can rejoice in that fact! I have learned much about myself already and am eager to learn even more in the days to come.
My latest symptoms include swelling, swelling, and more swelling – partially due to the fact that I am a receptionist. My husband is a sweetheart and rubs my feet before bedtime so I am very thankful for that. ♥ Baby has the hiccups for 15 minute intervals up to five times a day, which was pretty neat the first day but now it is a little bit uncomfortable. That’s okay though because I’m not the one squeezed inside a small uterus. 😉 I am so grateful for all of the support I have from family, friends, and my church community.