Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014

Hello everyone…hello 2014…hello, I am still pregnant…

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I am actually almost 38 weeks, but I haven’t taken another picture yet so this one will have to do. I am still pregnant, and even though I have heard many a pregnant woman say the last couple of weeks are hard…I feel like that is an understatement!!!

Again, I won’t list every ailment or uncomfortable body part (all of them) but I will say it has been a struggle to maintain positivity these last weeks. My husband has done such an amazing job of trying to remind me to stay positive, to not let how uncomfortable I am make me miserable mentally too…that very soon we will be holding a beautiful baby and our little family will have begun.  He is totally right, of course…but my body seems to win over my mind most of the time…uggg!

Hopefully the next time I write a post, it is the birth story :)

With all of that being said another year has snuck up on me and with that comes new goals and a new way of thinking.  I keep seeing everyone write about their “word” for 2014….sort of like a mantra for the year.  At first I couldn’t come up with anything specific.  2013 was one heck of year for us:

new house

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engagement

ring

wedding

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pregnancy

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puppy

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This year will be so big too, but in such a different way. Some words that came to mind I want to focus on for 2014 are simple, breathe…I know so many first moments will happen with the baby…with our family…with everything, and i want to remember and embrace all of them. Sometimes I get so caught up in what I “should” be doing, how I “should” be feeling that I loose track of the simplicity and wonder of the moment itself and just enjoying things.

I don’t want to do that this year. 

After reading another blog (and I can’t, for the life of me, find it again to give credit) I have come up with my mantra for 2014:

Be kind to myself

In that blog they spoke about asking yourself, like a self check…”am i being kind to myself” before doing most things. 

Example: “am I being kind to myself when I constantly second guess everything I do with this baby”  If the answer is no…then I rethink stuff…and it is such a good way to constantly remind myself to be kind, to cut myself a break, to remind myself I am doing the best I can do and that’s ok.

I will also try to remember the other words that came to mind when I was first brainstorming on this:

simple, breathe

Try and keep things simple…don’t make things harder than they need to be.  Take in all of the simple moments.

Breathe…take things in and then let them go. Slow down.

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and I look forward to what 2014 has in store!!!

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