Tuesday, October 21, 2008

grateful Tuesday:)

21 weeks

Jake was saying, put this hand here and that one there--you can't tell--that shirt doesn't show your belly...and I was saying, just take the picture! So this is what we get. An awkward picture at 21 weeks pregnant with twins.

I try not to complain, because no one wants to hear a bunch of complaints, but I'm just going to for a second and then I'll try to redeem myself with gratitude. How's that for a plan?

I'm starting to feel it. Really feel it. Hormonally I am better than the previous pregnancies, but the pain! Ouch, the pain. Two people don't fit in there very well. My doctor keeps saying "humans aren't designed to have multiples" and now I understand what she means. My body is saying, "Seriously? You want to walk? Well...I guess we can try that." It's kind of embarassing. When I’m at home I can ignore the waddling but when there are people around, I try to hide it a bit, but it’s almost impossible for the first few steps. Okay, I could go on and on, but I think that’s enough for now.

Now for the grateful part. I was going to write a “grateful Friday” post, but I’ve been too busy. So I’ll do it today…

This is hard to find a way to write this without sounding whatever-ish, but I’m thankful for my family. Really. That is why I’m happy that it’s growing again. That says a lot—that I love my family that much that waiting for #4 and #5 can make me happy. I can’t say enough about my husband—he is more than I could have hoped for. He is my happily ever after. He works at our marriage and I feel blessed and lucky. My children are so lovely. They carry the innocence and purity of childhood and I feel blessed to have that in my life daily. They are forgiving and unconditional and I want to be more like them.

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#3 still in jammies, kissing #1 and #2 goodbye while waiting for the schoolbus

I’m grateful for faith. For my personal faith. For the formal faith that I am taught when I study the teachings of my faith. For the fact that when faith is practiced it is reinforced and rewarded. For all the symbolism and depth that faith contains and for the simplicity that it forces upon my daily actions.

I’m grateful for Autumn in New England.

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I’m grateful that I have friends and family that are taking care of me when I need help. (thank you!!!)

I’m grateful that I can find beauty anywhere if I look for it.

19 comments:

jenica said...

oh beautiful you. i am grateful for you and for your honesty. grateful for your waddle and ALL your little people.

xoxo

kristen said...

I'm grateful that I get to see your beautiful face and the bebes! You were just showing a couple months ago and now you look like you're expecting.

But not twins honey, you look radiant and perfect, I bet most definitely when you're waddling. xo

calibosmom said...

Lookin' good hot stuff!!!

andrea said...

you should retitle your blog "read me when you want to feel happy"

honestly. if, at my best, i could be as good as you on your bad days, that would be something.

Rebecca said...

you are so cute pregnant!

emma jo said...

I love pregnant women so much. And I love twins so much. And I love happy families so much. (And I love fall in New England so much too.)

Beth said...

oh that belly of yours is fabulous !!! thanks for sharing it with us !!!

Mrs. MadGenius said...

I'm having serious bump envy :-P You just look adorable!

Matthew said...

Beautiful New England, beautiful you. I should have come.

toni said...

Why does my family always change my little blog name? That was Toni speaking, not Matthew.

Mikael said...

FINALLY a prego pic! But I have to say I think I was twice as big as you are right now when I was at your stage. I bet you have 4 pounders (compared to my almost 8 pounders). keep hangin in there, you look AMAZING!!!! I can't wait to see your little twinners

Emily said...

You look beautiful and so does your belly! You are so awesome! Thanks for the inspiring words. You always make me so happy! XOXO

Ann said...

You are so friggin cute pregnant! One hot mama - I just read the comment about that Isaac said about the sacrament and for some reason was laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing your life. Love you. A

Ann said...

You are so friggin cute pregnant! One hot mama - I just read the comment about that Isaac said about the sacrament and for some reason was laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing your life. Love you. A

Ann said...

You are so friggin cute pregnant! One hot mama - I just read the comment about that Isaac said about the sacrament and for some reason was laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing your life. Love you. A

Ann said...

You are so friggin cute pregnant! One hot mama - I just read the comment about that Isaac said about the sacrament and for some reason was laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing your life. Love you. A

Paige said...

I believe your doctor meant "Humans are meant to have litters." Girl, you know it's true.

Red Seaglass said...

ARGG!!!! It makes me angry that I'm not there!!!!!

chelseareeve said...

My cute cousin. I hope you know how special you are. I remember just loving you for how gentle and loving you are. I love that you are having twins. I don't know if I've told you, but I've ALWAYS wanted twins. Now that you, Mikael and Lynnlee are all having (had) twins, that gives me a little hope. I think you look GREAT. I've always thought you were beautiful.

I also love that you call that "complaining" if that is all the complaining you usually do, you are better then most anyone I know. Thanks for sharing the picture and your thoughts.