Gratitude & Attitude

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on G&A and since I’ve been feeling a lot of both, I thought I’d share some of them with you and the universe.

The last 10 weeks of ups and downs and sideways have taught me many things – about myself and others and life in general.

Today’s Attitude goes out to:

  1. The ladies in my online bedrest/cerclage club who insist on being negative, negative, negative about their bed rest experience. We all have days that are difficult, but there also comes a time when you have to smack yourself upside the head and accept that this is how it has to be and you had better make the best of it. Snap out of it and stop trying to drag the rest of the group down with your incessant whining. There are women in the club who have been on STRICT bedrest for four or five months – wrap your head around that the next time you want to whine because you’ve put on modified bedrest for a week or two and you’re frustrated that you can’t go out to lunch with your girlfriends. Sheesh.
  2. All of the people who mean well, but don’t seem to understand that, “It’ll all be worth it in the end” just doesn’t do anything to make a woman on bedrest feel better about her situation. Do you think I’m an idiot and don’t realize that the outcome of all of these weeks of bedrest will be a good thing? Do you think I’d be doing it if I didn’t know that there is a shiny, pink light at the end of the proverbial tunnel? You’d be better to say, “Good for you for being such a trooper,” or, “You must be really strong to be able to endure this madness.” Or, better yet, don’t give me any encouragement at all, just make me laugh – laughter makes time fly at the speed of sound.
  3. Braxton Hicks Contractions. You suck. You make me totally uncomfortable and I fight off panic each time you burden me with a visit because I wonder if my cervix is trying to dilate and if I’ll be going into premature labor again. I’d be okay with it if you only came by once in a blue moon, but two or three times an hour, 24/7 is just not cool. Like I said, YOU SUCK.
  4. Time. Time, you are my enemy. You tick by as though your hands are stuck in molasses and you’ve made everyday in the past few weeks a torturous experience. I’m tired of being tortured. Give me a break.

Today’s Gratitude goes out to:

  1. My amazing husband, Greg, for everything he’s been doing for us lately. Even though I see how frustrating all of this is for you and how little time you get to yourself these days, you still keep plugging on and doing everything around here. And, even though we’ve had a few arguments over really ridiculous topics in the last few weeks, I know that you are doing your best to handle everything. This baby is still here and thriving in a large part because of your selfless commitment to taking care of my every need. I love you so much. YOU are a trooper. xoxoxoox
  2. Time. Yes, I know, I just said time was my enemy, but it is also, in point of fact, my very best friend. Without all of this borrowed time, we would not have made it this far and we would not be seeing a squishy, pink, bundle of joy in the near future. I believe I have a love/hate thing relationship with time these days!
  3. My beloved Sweet Spot Cupcakes. You are my favorite way to put on extra pounds right now – even though you are not a healthy way to do it. I will be sad once I give birth and I will no longer be able to indulge in your creamy, sugary, yummy goodness more than once every few months. *sigh*
  4. Everyone who has been dropping off baby stuff to us lately. I was so worried that we wouldn’t have time to get anything and, suddenly, we’ve got a car seat, swing, bassinet, bouncy chair, and a ton of clothes for Sesame. Thank you so much. You are all rockstars!
  5. The universe, as per usual, for hearing my prayers and thoughts and allowing me to experience this whole roller coaster ride (sometimes from hell) that is a lasting pregnancy. So grateful.
  6. Miss Molly Bell, my sister-in-law who may just be the funniest person I have ever known. Yes, she even makes my brother, Mike, sound like a stand-up comedian during amateur hour (;)). You make me howl on a continual basis and I always look forward to talking to you. I hope our daughter spends ample time around her auntie and uncle so she picks up the best of both of your senses of ha ha. Lots of love. xoxoox
  7. My friend Diane Golchert. Such a great lady and so easy to talk to. I really love our visits.
  8. My new friend (and fellow photographer), Lisa Novakowski. I’m so glad we met and I really enjoy our visits too. Keep coming over, you make time pass so quickly.
  9. Juno. He still makes me laugh out loud every day. Best dog ever.

I’m sure I have much more to be grateful about, but I’ll save that for my next G&A post.

Have a good Monday my friends. I wish you all enough…

2 thoughts on “Gratitude & Attitude

  1. Awwww thanks! I will continue to do outragously stupid and often humiliating things to myself to make others laugh! Stupid ceiling fan! Stupid paper shredder!

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