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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Worry

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Being pregnant is the absolute best gift I could have ever received.  I am making a conscious effort to enjoy every single stage of pregnancy.  There are so many things you can worry about!

Too many things and if I'm honest with myself, I am not in control of any of them.  There are things I can do to try to ensure my baby's health, my own health, my experiences during labor, my recovery time after delivery, etc, but what I do will not guarantee anything.  At some point, you just have to give it all to God.  He is in control of my growing baby.  Worry only makes things worse.  For baby and me.

So, all the concerns people share, all the horror stories, or the suggestions about breastfeeding, epidurals, or exercise they have to be taken lightly.  Don't get me wrong.  Some people have been super supportive and forthcoming with advice and life experiences.  To those, I am so grateful.  Others have shared opinions and stories that no new mother wants to hear.

For now, I'm doing the best I can for baby and me.  I'm following my doctor's advice and I'm not worrying.  I'm drinking in every moment.  Fear and worry will prohibit me from enjoying every moment so I'm tossing them aside.

In case any of you are expecting or thinking about having children in the near (or far) future, I want to share with you some incredible resources I've found along the way:
The Workout Momma: This blog is written by a personal trainer and yoga instructor who had her first child last year.  She shares information on how to safely work out throughout pregnancy (obviously after you get the OK from your dr.) and expectations of recovery.  I've gotten many ideas from her in regards to pool workouts and yoga which I take 2 days a week and have now started practicing at home.
KellyMom: My friend from college just told me about this resource last night and it is incredible.  It is full of evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep, and parenting.  I have started reading and I'm looking forward to reading more.


4 comments:

  1. Doing the best you can is all you can do! I hope I take this advice when my day comes....long way down the line.

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  2. Pinned 'The Workout Momma' for future reference ;)

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  3. Enjoy every minute!!! So exciting!!!!! :)

    xo,
    Angela

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  4. How did I miss that you are pregnant?!?! Oh my goodness. Congratulations!!!

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