10/24/15I am finally starting to feel pregnant... and boy am I thankful!
Praise God for breast tenderness.
I love this odd fatigue, it comes suddenly with a "collapse in a heap" sensation over my whole body, and then it passes several minutes later. This is separate from the constant starvation and occasional nausea.
Welcome - oh so very welcome - changes.
I even had a temperature of 99.1, yesterday...
what strange things to be joyful over.
Genuine and true, I am thankful for each and every one of these pregnancy symptoms. They serve to reassure me. And I am finding myself smiling.
My mind is getting out of the way of my spirit, and I am getting excited!
I have always believed that that excitement is what's best. Even if the worst still happens; and I know that being excited now will make the worst happening even harder; I know it's worth it. Because the fact is, there's a tiny human in there. And I love him or her. Big love, brave love - kid, that's the love I have for you. My baby number 8 deserves that love and excitement. It might even help him or her thrive.
Him or her... hmmm...
I couldn't care less. I've always wanted a girl but now, I truly have no bias. I am excited about the potential for another member of our family, period.
Happy and healthy... ehhh...
I care; of course I care. I hope our baby is "normal" or "perfect," whatever that means. But truly, I know that God's got a beautiful plan for my family. I embrace what and whomever comes.
Today, I am excited.