Two big milestones in one day

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. ❤

30thcard

^ Since I can’t have the wine today, would you be willing to do that part for me? 😛

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34 thoughts on “Two big milestones in one day

  1. Happy Birthday and happy 3rd trimester! When I turned 30 I was quite ready to be done with my 20’s. I knew I had done my 20’s proud:) Cheers to the 30’s and only 12 weeks to go! Have a great day!

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  2. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful, wise post! I’m so glad you’ve found your peace…and especially where to go when you need it with you! Congrats! I can’t wait to virtually meet your little man!!!

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  3. Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day to match your wonderful post 🙂 I agree with you on the perspective thing My favorite saying is that I can not control the things that happen to me but I can control how I perceive and react to them!

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  4. Haha that card is awesome! Happy birthday Lindsey. I hope it’s wonderful, and filled with happiness and love. Having settled quite nicely into my 30’s I can tell you that for me, it’s been a decade of self-acceptance and learning to love myself. It also means giving less fucks about what other people think 😉 Happy 3rd tri too!!! I’m glad that your baby has tastebuds now- so that he can also enjoy a slice of birthday cake!

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! Welcome to 30! 🙂

    I was also looking forward to experiencing labour. I enjoyed it (for lack of a better word?) it was a really earthy and inspiring process for me. And I got my daughter out of it. I’m actually looking forward to doing it again some day (if we can) even though it was painful.

    Also, happy 3rd trimester!

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