7 thoughts @ 1 Week Postpartum

1. Being a new parent is so humbling! I found out that there’s a lot I don’t know and I DON’T have it all figured out (much to my dismay) but then again NO ONE does! Yet everything IS going to be ok because the Lord is helping me (and so is my mom and my husband…and also plenty of resources/other moms I can reach out to THANK GOD!)

2. The baby’s helping me fall more in love with my husband. Seeing how he cheered me on and encouraged me during the entire labor process and now seeing how willing and happy he is to attend to Sadie’s needs and my needs melts my heart and makes me swoon.

3. Lactation consultants and baby carriers are worth their weight in gold!

4. This first week made me SO aware of how much I don’t ask for help when I do need it. I feel like this is something God’s pinpointing for me to work on. A nurse at the hospital got a bit short with me because I was insisting on getting up myself when I was still in danger of passing out after giving birth…hahaha.

5. Postpartum hormones makes me cry a lot. I have to change the channel if I know there’s a sappy commercial coming on or scroll down if I see something sappy on FaceBook. The tears are waning though now that I’m a bit more rested, thank God!

6. I do need my mom. Though previously I was really nervous about her coming to help me with my postpartum rest, I’m so grateful she insisted on coming to help us. I don’t know what we’d do without her. Thank you mama!

7. I love Sadie soooo much that it makes me tear up just thinking those words. She’s so adorable! I love staring at her, waking up next to her in the morning and listening to her make her cute little baby noises.

Third & FINAL Trimester: Peace, Joy and Surprises of this Pregnancy!

Today is exactly a week before my due date and surprisingly (and contrary to how I’ve been feeling the two previous trimesters) I feel sooooooo at peace and excited for our little girl’s arrival! Whoohooo! Finally!!!

Throughout this pregnancy I’ve been surprised by the emotional rollercoaster it’s been, how well I’ve been feeling physically and God’s continual goodness! Below’s all of that in more detail….

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Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster
You know when you really want yourself to feel a certain way when something major happens but then you don’t so you feel completely frustrated? So yeah, that was me for the majority of this pregnancy.

Few weeks ago I was listening to Tim Keller’s sermon on the peace of God and he mentioned that sometimes as Christians we lack peace because we get frustrated that we’re frustrated or due to our expectations of ourselves and life. My own expectations, I believe, was the caused of a lot of my frustrations.
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