Slow Day

I declared today a slow day.  My day off, coinciding with freezing temperature mean that I call it a home day and we stay home from preschool and all other responsibilities.

There’s bee a lot of playing, and crafting and planning and eating and T.V watching and cuddles.  And honestly, that sums up a lot of the last month.  Just giving myself permission to let things go.  Our house is a bit of a disaster and hasn’t recovered from the holidays yet.  Everyone has been watching more T.V. than I usually care for and there’s a lot I’ve just let slide and I feel like we’ve earned it.
It’s been a long couple of years and if I learned something from my first pregnancy it’s that taking care of myself goes a long way.  Not pushing myself to exhaustion means I’m healthier, I’m eating, I’m hydrated and I’m rested.  There’s time to vacuum and tidy later.
So today is a slow day.  The perfect day for lounging and playing and keeping the fire going and having little moments and growing this little person who has been letting me feel more and more human over the last week or so and maybe, just maybe has been the reason behind the little tickles that I think I’ve been feeling.  I definitely think I got “big” quickly, and if my friends are right my feelings like I’ve shrunk is normal for this stage, and maybe just some 1st tri bloating going away – but it’s kept me up a bit at night.  I don’t know what a “normal” pregnancy feels like.  In fact, I feel like this is my first time in many ways.  We’ll get an update next Wednesday and a wonderful friend is sending me her fetal doppler monitor so that I can relax a little bit more.

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  1. Praying for y'all! Our house looked much the same last week- I was laid flat out by a weird allergy thing and I let our responsibilities go. Mama's health comes first or there's no taking care of anyone else!

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  2. Praying for y'all! Our house looked much the same last week- I was laid flat out by a weird allergy thing and I let our responsibilities go. Mama's health comes first or there's no taking care of anyone else!

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  3. Oh Molly, I've been keeping you in my prayers. I'm clearly not the one to offer reassurances on this but I have been offering up my own pain for you and that sweet baby. Also my husband splurged on those same containers at Home Depot to organize our legos too 🙂 We have one full of minifigures, their weapons and their various appendages that my children, who are clearly not being raised right, insist on pulling off and randomly discarding. Why pull of their hands? Why?

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  4. Your slow day sounds wonderful 🙂 I'm glad that pregnancy is going well, and I'm really excited for you! Oh first trimester bloating…that definitely happened to me. I would seem bigger one day, and then tiny the next, but I know the day will come down the road that I'll be super huge, so I'm going to enjoy these “tiny bump” days while they last.

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  5. I think about the four of you all the time! Know that you and especially Baby get a candle lit every Mass. I like candles, they're something concrete and visible and to me that's a comforting kind of prayer. Lots of love!

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