Monday, May 23, 2011

Just trying to get through this pregnancy

Some days it's harder than others to get through this pregnancy and know that at the end of the day, there is no one there to rub my swelling feet, or make dinner for myself or the kids, or rub my shoulders when they are tense, or to get me some tums when I am nauseous first thing in the morning.

The phrase "This too shall pass" comes to mind a lot and I remind myself that it could be a lot worse.  My husband is coming home, for example, and my baby will have a dad.  There are some who do not have these simple blessings in life so when I start down that road, I try to remember there is always someone worse off than you.

It doesn't mean that I have to like it, or that I don't still miss my husband and sharing the process of this journey with him.  I take pictures of the ultrasounds and send them to him.  He asks how I am feeling on a regular basis.  It's all these little things that help us stay connected during this pregnancy.  I had told him I didn't want to go through a pregnancy without him, but here I am.  And I would not change it, because what a gift I have growing away inside me.

So it's one day at a time.  The time is starting to fly.  Some days seem like they last forever, and others are over and done with before I've woken up.  Keeping busy is key and surrounding yourself with friends who care to check in on you and help you out in life, are priceless.  It looks like he will be home for part of the pregnancy and I am really looking forward to sharing those moments with him.  Not having him around for these months will make those ones all that much more special and meaningful.

Here's a neat thing that a friend of mine shared yesterday, I thought  I would pass it along:

If you  have kids, check this out!!  I signed my kids up yesterday, it was great.  Nice to know I have a back up to do something with the kids on the summer days that are not all that great.  Bowling can be expensive!  Be sure to take advantage of this offer.

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The "Kids Bowl Free" is a summer bowling program that is sponsored by select bowling centers across the country.
Kids receive 2 free games of bowling everyday during the summer. There is no cost to participate.


  1. When you are in a difficult situation, and just trying to get through, you end up doing things that you would not do in any other situation, things that you would later regret, things that truth, make you ashamed and feel like an ass.

    Why? Why is such a powerful question. Maybe sometimes it takes five years before you have the answers to such questions. Maybe those answers are owed to someone.

  2. There. I've sent you a message with all kinds of contactable ways to reach me. Pick whichever one you'd like. I'm flexible with any of them.

    1. I see no message other than this one.

    2. Perhaps you have forgotten my email. taekwondo1 at gmail.