Lately, I’ve spent too much energy on negativity–too much time with discouragement. Intellectually, I know that this baby will come at the right time, but I’ve been stuck in a rut of whining. It’s time for some positivity. After all, here I am at the end of a healthy pregnancy (my third!), with a healthy … More Optimism and Being Overdue
Today is my due date. I am still pregnant. We are waiting. When I was pregnant with Arthur, I happily told everyone that I didn’t put much stock in due dates and preferred to think about having a due month (including the two weeks before and two weeks after). It was a good thought and … More We Wait.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the community of mothers we surround ourselves with and how vital it is to have a community. Especially since moving to Indiana I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by mothers who encourage, mothers who are always learning and serving, and mothers who quietly motivate me to be … More Motherhood is. . . Community
I am a filled vessel, swelling and bulging at the seams. wading through deepening mud. Slowing down but working harder. July. Heavy with humidity and heat. Swimming through the air. a slug, slipping through my own skin. unfolding onto my bed. • • • I am a roller coaster, climbing to its apex. Unable to … More Expectant
I find myself constantly surprised and amazed. I can’t believe I’m about to have our third child. How are we here already? A third child feels like commitment. Both feet in. All hands on deck. I am alternately thrilled and scared about what our lives will be like in May. This pregnancy has been similar … More Musings on Pregnancy #3
I’ve been thinking a lot about optimism and being proactive lately. I think I’ve been making progress, but there is one situation that is particularly hard for me. What do you do when you feel so overwhelmed/overstimulated/exhausted that your skin hurts? Have you felt that? It’s those times that I find myself doing things I … More When You Just Can’t Do it Anymore
“How are you feeling?” This is a question I get asked often. It’s a stock pregnant-lady question, but simultaneously one of the most empathetic and thoughtful things you can ask. The question acknowledge that sometimes in pregnancy, you aren’t feeling okay, that pregnancy is fraught with feelings. It’s also a hard question to answer because … More Feeling Pregnant