Tuesday, November 21, 2017

33 Weeks and two days closer


These past eight months have been so wild but also so amazing. I am so close to the end of this pregnancy & apart of me is sad that soon ill no longer feel those little baby kicks and hiccups that sometimes keep me up at night. But then I remember that in less than seven weeks, my daughter will be in my arms, finally out into the world bringing happiness, joy & love to our family. 
I feel so blessed to be having a baby with my best friend and love of my life & I can't wait for our little girl to one day know just how much her mother and father love each other. She is already a huge part of our lives and I can no longer imagine my life without her.

In the beginning of my journey to motherhood, I remember being so afraid of the unknown. I had no idea if I would make the perfect mother, if I would be strong enough to keep everything together, if I was ready to take on responsibility for another human being, if my daughter would be born healthy, if labor would go as planned... there was so much to think about. 

Pregnancy has been physically easy on my body until I hit the 3rd trimester. Now that I am carrying around a huge belly and a rapidly growing baby, I have been exhausted and not able to keep up these days. Walking upstairs is a tough task for me and even getting out of bed can be a challenge but I am so thankful for my body being able to do what it was created to do. I know a lot of women have and still struggle with trying to get pregnant so I will forever count my blessings and my heart goes out to those women. 

I hope one day my daughter understands just how thankful I am for her choosing me to be her mommy. I know I am still very young myself & I may not always have all of the answers to everything but I am beyond ready to take on the challenges that motherhood will throw at me. I can't wait to raise an honest, kind, loving & compassionate little human. I pray to God that she will never grow to be too cool for her mama because I want to have the best relationship with her as time goes on. No matter what, I am always going to understand her needs, wants and goals in life and believe in her/be there every step of the way. Motherhood has completely changed my outlook on life. I only want to help make the world a better, cleaner, safer & more efficient place because I want my children to live long, healthy lives and to always be positive/stick together even through tough situations. 

One thing that has been really hard for me during this pregnancy is having to be completely vulnerable in front of what feels like the whole world at times. I have always been a really private person so its a bit difficult for me to see so many different doctors during my visits and I can only imagine the amount of horror I will feel when its time to deliver her but even though I will be uncomfortable, I know having her will be worth it. 

I am thankful for my husband because no matter how huge and gross I feel, he still manages to make me feel beautiful and so loved. I am incredibly lucky to have him by my side through it all. I don't know where I would be without him. My emotions have been up and down lately and I know at times he has a hard time dealing with it but he never stops trying to make it better. A couple nights ago he chased me through the house like a little kid, trying to put a sweater and sweats on me because he didn't want the baby & I to get sick. Even though I ran away because I didn't want to layer up, he caught me and helped me dress (putting pants on these days is really difficult). Its the little things like this that just make me feel so loved by him. I know he always has my best interest at heart. 
What more could I ask for? Babe, if you're reading this, I love you so much 
and I can't wait for an amazing four day weekend with you. 

Thanks so much for reading guys! I really appreciate all the love and kind comments I have gotten so far throughout my journey. 
Also if you are interested in seeing a Nursery Reveal here on the blog then stay tuned! 
Its happening and is almost complete. I predict that post to be going up
very soon....

Happy Holidays! 











18 comments:

  1. Aw, what a lovely post. Beautiful picture, too. I was also worried about giving birth with regards to being exposed as I'm too a very private person. However, once your in that trance-like state of labour you just focus on you and the baby and everything else just sort of blurs into the background. Best of luck with everything. It's a beautiful journey x

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    1. Thank you, I'm really glad you like the photos (took them myself)<3 I have heard a few other mamas tell me the same thing and I really hope I can just zone out. Thanks so much for the advice and lovely feedback. I appreciate it!

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  2. These are beautiful pictures! There’s nothing to worry about being exposed when giving birth. It’s compeltely natural & trust me, at the point you’re pushing the baby out you won’t be even thinking about it :-) I wish all the best for the end of your pregnancy! Can’t believe my little one is almost 9 months already :-D

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    1. Thank you lovely! Its always so nice to be reassured by other mamas out there that everything will be okay and to not be so fearful. Definitely helps calm my nerves. Oh my gosh, congrats on your healthy baby! They grow so fast don't they?

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  3. Love that your pregnancy has been pretty easy for you. I wish I could say that too. As far as giving birth...they see it so much there is nothing to fear! You are bringing a new life into the world and that is how they see it too.

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    1. I am so thankful for an easy pregnancy, its been a blessing to me because I know so many other moms aren't as lucky. Thank you so much for this. It really helps put me at ease <3

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  4. Congrats on your lovely pregnancy. I am sure it is hard emotionaly but you seem to have a lovely husband. what a blessing. You will be a wonderful mom. Congrats again.

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    1. Oh definitely! But I'm trying my best to take none of it for granted. Thank you so much for the kind words. It means the world <3

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  5. Beautiful picture, and a great post. Congratulations and I wish you all the best for motherhood.

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  6. Wow this is so exciting! It's going to be so wonderful to hold your bubba in your arms for the first time, and I'm sure this festive season will be extra special for your growing family!

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  7. Your pictures are so beautiful! Enjoy the time till your delivery and wish you all the best for you and your family! Happy Holidays as well!

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  8. These are such beautiful pictures. There's something really primal about them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you so everything goes exactly as you want it to.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. you're too kind, thanks so much lovely! happy holidays!

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  9. There come a point in one's life when thoughts creep in and you ask so many questions .about yourself, pregnancy, the baby and others but once the phase is passed you appreciate your live and everything around you.


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  10. I really love the pictures! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. I wish you well girl, and happy Thanksgiving ❤️

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish you all the best as well <3

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  11. Sounds like you have such a beautiful relationship with your husband. It will be exciting for the two of you when the baby arrives. Your baby will be a blessing to you as you are to your baby. I am excited to hear about the further adventures you have together.

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    1. This is really sweet, thank you for this. I appreciate it!

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