Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm back!!!!!

All I can say is, it is great to be back in the land of the living!!! I've never been more excited to work on laundry, clean the house, run errands, make dinner, take care of the kids, do yard work, go to the park, help with homework, go to church, shower,go to work,do my visiting teaching,take the kids over for play dates, sign them up for Summer activities, go out with girlfriends, get caught up on my coupons, have story time & get the kids ready for bed, in all my life! It feels great to be up and contributing to my life again! Those first 14 weeks I just wanted to die, and then magically, it (almost)all faded, the cloud lifted and I actually cared about changing the clothes I had been wearing for the past 5 days straight!

I'm 16 1/2 weeks now and it is amazing to feel the baby moving and watch my body change/grow. Although expanding thighs, an aching chest and clothes that no longer fit do not thrill me, I'm so thankful that I can/and have been able to experience this. I would happily give a billion dollars NOT to have to go through pregnancy, but God has refused to consider my "grow a baby capsule idea" & my "zipper pouch theory" (no vaginal deliveries ladies, just, unzip, pull the baby out, and go!) so here I am trying to love this part of motherhood, while struggling with the concept of why it takes 40 weeks to get them here. (Probably because I haven't got that "patience & long suffering" thing down yet!) ....no, I am kidding. I am thankful beyond words at the oppertunity to bring children into the world. I am incredibly blessed and cannot wait for this little one to arrive.

7 comments:

jayna said...

You are so sweet and amazing. That is why you will go on to have 10 kids...
the new, much more stylish, Michelle Duggar.

jen said...

Welcome back!! :)

Nicole said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Heather said...

I'm so glad you're out of that first trimester funk! I'm just entering the third trimester funk where all I want to do is watch TV and eat ice cream! And then I remember that I have 4 kids who probably need some attention and better food but I still manage to squeeze in the ice cream and TV and naps of course! Heather

Dean Family said...

I'm sooo glad youre feeling better! You are an amazing woman:) I've missed hanging out, hope to do more soon. We've had a crazy week, sorry I haven't talked to you in what seems like forever...I'll fill ya in. I'm glad you can do all the many things you love and do so well! :)

Tammy Williams said...

So glad your feeling better honey!! I'm sure you are in heaven doing all the things you love again. Hope we can do something together soon. I've missed you!!

Erickson Family said...

I am totally in for the capsule idea! I am not a fan of pregnancy although, I don't have quite as hard a time as you sound like you're having. My favorite part is being in the hospital and the actual delivery. If I could just do the delivery, I'd have 10 more kids!