Sunday, March 9

How to NOT have a Pity Party when eight months pregnant...

1. Don't think about the dining room floor that you just mopped with an aching back that is now covered in muddy boot prints and black dog hair.
2. Remind yourself again that this is potty training, and training takes time. It's not an overnight magic trick. Unfortunately.
3. Remember that an achy back and sore hips mean another magical little life is coming. Definitely a good thing.
4. Don't count how many rooms in your home are currently unusable due to prior leakage, lack of drywall or heating. (Six, in case anyone wanted to know.)
5. Try not to think about how you waddle when you move around.
6. Repeat over and over things that are true and good: "I have a happy home. I have a happy home. I have a happy home." I really can't complain about house things when I have such a blessed life.
7. Buy some Mary Janes on eBay. Okay, so maybe this isn't a necessity but inexpensive pretty shoes can't hurt.

"In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:18
"But godliness with contentment is great gain." 1 Timothy 6:6

3 comments:

Marie M said...

I love all your seven steps " how not to have a pity party when eight months pregnant"!! My favorite step is number seven! Cute shoes!!

Jack's Mommy said...

LOL! I think we're the same week or so pregnant. My due date is May 6 (so I'm 8 months too).

I didn't know there truly was a way to not have a pity party when 8 months pregnant. :-) The shoes are cute though..definately...i have indulged in 2 pairs of shoes since gettin' pregnant - a pair of furry flat suede boots that lasted through winter..and now a pair of black / fushia pink flip flops that are oh so comfy to get me thru the next 8 weeks. I can't stand wearing shoes and my feet are killing me and i miss my pre-preggy high heels and...

*sniff* sorry :) I was having a pity party..hehe

Hannah said...

Thanks, Marie. I can't wait until those shoes come in!
Jack's Mommy, we have the same due date! I usually go right on time, a day or so before or after my due date. Glad to know I'm not alone!
Have a lovely spring day!
Hannah