I am so, so thankful to be at this point in my pregnancy without any complications! What a difference carrying one baby is compared to four! I am 18 weeks and realize that I still have a loooong way to go, but I do want to take a moment to recognize what I am so thankful for.
For starters, I am mobile! Looking back to how I was 18 weeks pregnant with the Green Beans, I am so much better off. I can still fully enjoy my life right now and I am not bed ridden. I am so thankful for that! I try to remember that when I’m doing laundry, dishes, or vacuuming. Those are some things that I couldn’t do throughout my pregnancy before, and I actually missed it very much! I remember just missing going to the fridge to get my own meal and not having to rely on someone else for everything. For months, I didn’t even know what food we had in the fridge. Little things like that are so easy to take for granted.
I can work! I am able to be up and about and plan ahead for future meetings at work. I get to wear my cute maternity work dresses and sport my belly in public. Last time, I hardly got to wear any of my maternity work clothes because by the time I fit in them, I was pretty much already on complete bed rest. Below, are some of my recent purchases. I love these dresses… they look so cute with tights and boots. This cardigan is great too… it doesn’t look “maternity-ish” and fits great. I wear it with slacks and flats and I’m comfy all day at work.
Another HUGE blessing is that there are no complications in sight. We are taking a super conservative approach to this pregnancy, and so far, my cervix is holding up perfectly! By 18 weeks with the Green Beans, I was already hospitalized and Heidi’s sack had already ruptured.
There’s always that fear that once I write a post like this that things will start to go downhill. That’s not going to happen this time! Taylor and I are in God’s hands and He’s in control. We WILL get to May 2011 STILL pregnant and have a HEALTHY baby that month. I BELIEVE it.