A Week of Gratitude

Happy Saturday!  I’m checking back in because I want to document a little bit of this week.  A year ago this week we found out that our little family was growing.  I knew I was pregnant before taking the test.  It’s strange…I was traveling for work and wanted to wait for Matt but when we talked at night I told him I had never been so sure of anything.  I just felt it, which was such a welcome feeling.

I’m a pretty private person (sounds odd coming from someone who blogs) but I really didn’t share our journey of wanting kids with many people.  I don’t know exactly why…but I think women often take on the guilt burden in many fertility issues even if there is no diagnosed issue, as was our case.  I’m also a pretty upbeat person, but these were some very dark months for me.  Now that Jack is here it doesn’t seem like it was that long of a wait but 19 months of praying and hoping for your little miracle is very trying.  We were prepared to undergo major fertility treatment but our  Jack decided to make his appearance.

And even on the sleepiest morning, I go into his room overwhelmed with so much gratitude.  Overjoyed doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel that he is all ours.  And to some very special friends out there praying for your little bundle of joy please know I’m praying along with you on your journey.  I know you too have a lot of love to share.

Before I get too heavy with emotion I thought it would be fun to do a quick look back at the last year.  Matt was so great at documenting the pregnancy through photos.  The fruits/veggies showed Jack’s size for that particular week.

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Isn’t the female body amazing?  I was more appreciative and amazed with my body over the last year than I would have ever imagined.  I am so grateful that my body could grow such an amazing little human, and I am so grateful that I was able to bounce back.  Today’s 5K was so much fun!

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Please share something you’re grateful for this week in the comments!

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