Then, when I finally started feeling better, I could no longer refurbish furniture or complete the projects on my never ending remodeling list. And even the thought of entering a thrift store made me sick! Those first months were difficult.
Husband has been wonderful and checks items off the perpetual list every weekend. But there are his own projects, like knocking down walls and painting and laying flooring in what will soon be a library/office… so I've had to do something that I have never done before. Nothing... I can’t paint the front door like I would like, or refinish the mantle, or put up the molding in the hallway. You know, all of the things that a baby really cares about... Even the nursery was a struggle to complete.
As we approach my mid January due date, I have had to slow down even more. With unexpected contractions, came strict orders from my midwife to avoid projects, cleaning, walking, and pretty much anything that could encourage this babe to make an early appearance.
I feel so lucky to be pregnant and dream constantly about this little person. Still, this has been the greatest test of patience and trust I have had to face yet. Pregnancy is full of little exhausting ordeals and trials, and I am struggling to accept the limitations that my body is facing. And yet… every time I feel this baby move inside me, I know that this is the greatest task I will ever complete.
It is my job to keep this child nestled safe and sound for a few more weeks, and if I must forgo painting, sanding and decorating for a bit longer, then all I can feel is blessed this holiday season. This is time of many firsts and many lasts. A last Christmas with just Husband and I, a New Year and a new family… I am so grateful for each and every day this Season. These moments will never return, and I am trying my hardest to soak up the uniqueness of each day.
I have lots to share with you soon. Just as soon as this little cookie is done baking! I can’t wait to share the nursery and some more things with you in the next week as well.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and God Bless You Everyone!