We’re one day closer to the feast! Can you believe it? Are you ready? Are you hosting? I’m not this year, but I have in the past. In past years, I’ve marinated the turkey in orange soda and the ham in Sprite! I’m not kidding you. Ham cooked in Sprite though is actually quite delicious. I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly am I thankful for today though so let’s get on with it!
I’m thankful for…
Today, I am thankful for our Sweet Baby J. I am the kind of person who knew I wanted to be a mother my entire life. I didn’t know when it would happen, but I knew that if it were meant to happen then it would. I am so glad that I was finally able to realize that dream. Each day I am thankful for another day of hearing the heartbeat inside of me, feeling the little flutters and kicks, and watching my growing belly. I am thankful that we can have our baby at a midwifery. I am thankful that we planning ahead for the birth. I am thankful for a partner who supports me in my wish to go natural.
This is our first so there is some anxiety of course, but I know that we’ve got this. I am thankful for the anxiety, because I know that it merely means I care enough to be concerned. We’ve been taking classes and working to learn through all the processes. I am thankful that we’ve found an infant CPR class. I think it’s always important to know how to do do such tasks, because it can truly save a life. I honestly feel truly blessed to be going through this process.
I am thankful that for the most part this pregnancy has been easy. We had one minor scare when it came to the fact my uterus was measuring too large. All in all though, I am very thankful that everything has turned out the way it has so far as it gives me confidence as we reach the end. I am thankful all the tests have shown that the baby is healthy. I’m aware that anything could go wrong at any time, but I feel confident during these last few months that I’ve done all I can do to make sure it doesn’t go awry.
I am thankful that my husband and I were able to agree on names for Sweet Baby J. The first names were easy but the middle ones are, but we finally settled on them. I am excited that when I do some research on the names I am finding that they are very strong names especially since one of them was steeped in a history I knew very little about prior to us deciding on it. I couldn’t be more thankful for the strength behind it. Mostly, I am thankful to be able to have a baby who we can name at all.
Do you have children? How did you decide on their names? What are you most thankful for in relation to them?