Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm Hot and Fat. How Are You?

It can be pretty easy to let the discomforts of pregnancy distract from the miracle of it all.
. . . the heartburn, the swollen feet, the swollen fingers, the backaches, the constant trips to the potty, the weight gain, etc etc etc . . .
I've done my share of complaining lately (just ask St. John.)
In my defense, the A/C quit working on a 59891445 degree day and my fingers got so swollen I was worried I was going to get stretch marks on my hands. Seriously.

Now that the A/C is back in working order, I am able to be a little less hot and a little more rational.

I pulled out some old pictures of Megan to remind me of what is to come.

In a few months these temporary discomforts will be over and I'll have another one of these to snuggle. (except he'll be wearing blue instead of pink)

I am so amazingly lucky.
Why do I find it so easy to forget that????

I'm going to try to remind myself of how lucky I am when I feel the urge to complain.

When John gets lippy with me I lovingly say,
"Have some respect. I'm a walking miracle!"

Seriously though, I am a walking miracle.
I have been given an incredible gift.

I'm going to try to stop complaining about being hot and fat
and start being more GRATEFUL that my hot, fat self is able to bring a new life into this world.

Like I said . . . a walking miracle.

Time to take my own advice and have some respect.



Kate said...

Um- first picture of Megan looks like she is hanging there... It is kinda freaking me out :)

She is so pretty - are we back on for sisters w/ our kids day on Friday??? We could garage sale :) LOLOLOLOL...

I bring that up b/c it is your turn to pick the restaurant for lunch and all I think about is food. Morgan House, 2 guys, pb and j on my patio?!?

Jillene said...

You are a walking miracle FOR SURE!! And the pictures....ADORABLE!!

Our Family said...

I thought this was cute and your so sweet thought I would share hee hee:

A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray.
For Life's been anything but calm,
Since You called me to be a mom.
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with building blocks.
Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes,
And other stuff that children loose.
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs.
A stack of last week's mail to read-
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink, the ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see then, in my small one's face,
That You have blessed me all the while,
And I stoop to kiss that precious smile.

Have a Happy Day!!

The High Family said...

What a cute post!

I feel for ya- I hope this summer flies by just for your sake. ;)

You make beautiful babies, Lisa!

I can't wait to see what this little bundle of joy looks like! Did you agree on a name yet?

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

No agreement on names just yet. I'll keep you posted. I just keep telling him names I know he totally hates so that when he hears the one I really want, it doesn't sound so bad. How's that for strategy????

So John, don't you just love the name Maddox????