My desire with choosing this as my phrase for the year, is that during this year of change beyond my control, that I would find joy in each situation. Some things I need to remind myself....
- This is the last pregnancy....I want to remind myself to savor each kick...each milestone...each moment I can touch my stomach and know that our little man is growing in there. I want to find joy in this instead of focusing on my ever expanding waistline and rear!
- My body WILL bounce back...I have done it twice before and I can do it again. Will it be a lot of work...yes but I am ready for the challenge and I WILL get there. I need to remind myself to find joy in the process of my body creating life and then returning back to itself (or perhaps even better) again.
- Savor each milestone...This week is week 20 for me and instead of wishing the next 20 away I know I need to savor the moments...the moments when my baby girl is still the baby of the family...the moments when we welcome our little boy into our family...the middle-of-the-night moments when he is staring up at me...the times we have as a family of 4 and then of 5! Each milestone holds a special place and I need to remember the joy in them!