Today, I’ve officially reached the 3rd trimester AND it’s my 30th birthday.
I laid in bed this morning contemplating where I thought my life would be at 30. It didn’t seem odd to be pregnant, but if you had asked me years ago, I would have assumed we would be pregnant with Baby #2. The funny thing is that this is true. Baby #1 just took longer than expected and didn’t get to come home with us.
The past few weeks have been a period of reflection. At the beginning of 2015, I set a goal for peace. I’ve recently realized that any time I don’t feel peaceful, I need to turn to acceptance and gratitude.
For example: Some days, the aches, pains and nasty pregnancy symptoms start to add up and can turn your mood fowl. Instead of dwelling on the “why me’s”, I turn my focus to gratitude. I am so grateful to be pregnant. Each side effect or symptom is proof that my body is working hard to provide nourishment and a safe home for my baby.
Sometimes it’s easier to let our chaotic minds take over, rather than recognizing the advantages to our situation. It’s all a matter of perspective. And that slight change in perspective can ease many worries and anxieties; and bring you peace.
Reaching the 3rd trimester definitely seems surreal. I wasn’t sure how I would feel today, but I am happy to have (potentially) 12 weeks left to prepare for my little boy. I’m looking forward to becoming a mother. I can’t wait to see my husband hold our son for the first time. I’m actually interested in experiencing labour (says the crazy woman- ha!) and all of our baby’s “first time” experiences as well.
I’m not upset about turning 30. I’m actually kinda happy to leave my 20’s behind. They were a period of many challenges, but each experience turned me into the person I am today – a strong 30-year old woman. I have a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a successful career. I am a mother to two children and my fur-babies. I can honestly say that I love myself much more now than I did when I was 20. I am confident in who I am. I’m proud of how far I’ve come and exactly where I am today.
I’m ready to enter my 30’s and hope that they bring many, many blessings. ❤