In an effort to become Zen with the fact that this new baby will come when he comes (now 6 days late), I have decided to take on Christine’s challenge to declare and celebrate gratitude for good things that have happened since the baby has NOT come.
I’ve talked to almost every single one of my close friends in the last week.
Todd has been home more these last 4 days than he has in the past 3 months.
Because Todd’s been home, we’ve had lots of nice family time.
I’ve also had time to get a new pedicure (two-tone blue polka-dots).
I’ve now watched every single episode of Law & Order ever made since I cannot sleep through the night.
I found a little reflexology place in Koreatown that gives a fantastic massage for only $20/per hour.
I made delicious apple crisp.
I went on a fun, three hour thrift store shopping trip with Princess.
My cleaning lady comes again tomorrow so the house will be sparkly clean (once again) for the baby.
I got a huge amount of my Christmas shopping/making done.
Last week, the kids were not feeling well and now it looks like everyone is on the mend.
Todd and I got to start a fun bike refashioning project together.
I didn’t miss the Nordstroms Rack Groupon.
Since I’m still cooking a baby, I’m the only one that’s never cold in the house since the temperature dropped last week.
I scheduled and made it to my yearly eye appointment and now I have fresh contacts.
I had an enormous, ugly zit on my cheek last week. This week it’ll be hardly noticeable in post-birth pictures.
Life has slowed down to a surprisingly enjoyable pace because I uncommitted myself from just about everything in preparation for the baby to come. While I’ve always loved being out and about, jumping from one adventure to the next, I have come to really love the days when we stay home all day.
May God grant me the patience to make it through this next week, the courage to push out a ten pound baby and the wisdom to recognize the blessings our family receives while we wait.