Ok, so I was all set to write up those posts I promised you on Sunday (?). Then I realized I was a little "off". Hmm. Couldnt be? Well yep! Its true, we are EXPECTING BABY #2! Yayyy! Im not "officially" announcing it until after my doctor appt tomo, but from my calculations, Im about 5ish weeks. So PLEASE prayers for a SMOOTHER pregnancy then AJ's. And no preemie!
Ok so, how have all of you been? Whats new in YOUR lives?
Im WAY behind in my "gratitude challenge". I need to do posts 15-21 eek! Bear with me. This pregnancy is already different then AJs in the aspect of ZERO energy and some nausea bouts lol. So here we go:
Day15:Take the time to focus on yourself. Appreciate and give thanks for your unique personality, skills and talents.
Day16:Stand in front of the mirror for five minutes and focus on at least five things that you love about yourself. Write them down in your journal.
This one is a bit hard. How often do we think were a little too fat, skinny, pale, etc. Ok so my 5 things. Hmm. I love my eyes. I always have. They change color and are enticing (lol). I love my nails. I always bite them, but I have been doing good lately and they look GREAT. (I guess my hormoes kicking in). I love my belly. A week ago I wouldve never said that, but now that I know I have a lil baby in there I do :). Im going to cheat and say #4 is my engagement ring. When hubs & I got engaged, he gave me a ring with a little over a carot diamond. Its over 100 years old. His great great great grandmas. And its sparkly haha. (Like a vampire woot!) Last is my tattoos. I have two (Ill post pics someday haha). One of a cross with angel wings on my lower back which I got in memory of lost loved ones. The other is on my right shoulder of AJs footprint with "Aaron" over it. I love them :)
Day17:Write about something you feel grateful for in your life today.
I am grateful that I am able to conceive a child. As Ive mentioned before, I was told I would not be able to. And here I am! Also, there are so many unfortunate women who cannot. My heart aches for them <3
Day18:For the past three days, you have focused on appreciating what makes you unique. Write about all the things that make you so lovable. Take a moment to appreciate your personal style, talents and charm.
I am a caring, devoted, honest, loveable, trustworthy, giving, dedicated mother, wife, sister, daughter.
Day19:Have confidence in the all the choices you have made today and be grateful for being able to believe in yourself.
Day20:As The Challenge winds down, write a thank you note to yourself. Thank yourself for taking the time to stop and focus on all the little things for which you feel grateful.
Thank you, (me!) for doing this challenge. Give your(my)self a hug and be proud (even though it took me a little longer!)
Day21:Reflect on the 21 days of The Gratitude Challenge and what this process has meant to you.
Ive learned to smile more, thank God for more, and love. Love is all you need :)