It’s been a hard going week to be honest. My home birth hopes are looking very unlikely for several reasons. My bump is huge making the smallest things difficult and tiresome. I have aches and pains galore, and am up between two and six times a night to pee – which lets face it is just plain cruel! I’m officially at the ‘get this baby out of me’ stage.
My only consolation is that I have never encountered a woman at the end of her pregnancy that doesn’t feel like this. If Baby Blue follows in the footsteps of his big sisters and goes overdue though, I’ve still got another few weeks left of being pregnant.
So, rather than get too upset about the things I have no control over, I’m trying to be positive and think about all the things to be grateful for instead. It doesn’t take me long to realise how fortunate I am, as there are so many blessings to be counted. I thought I’d share with you my top five:
– I am grateful for my husband, who excels himself with his never ending love and support
– I am grateful for my beautiful girls, who despite testing my patience on a daily basis are wonderful in more ways I could begin to list
– I am grateful for my fertility, which I never thought I’d say after being diagnosed with PCOS and told by two doctors back in 2007 that I would not conceive naturally
– I am grateful for my body, which has now carried three babies to term. Never lost on me, when so many babies are born too soon
What are you grateful for in life? Tell me your list in the comments below…