I learned a very important lesson the last few days. Even though life is pretty stressful right now and there is a ton of worries on our plate, it is important to focus on what matters, what I can actually do, let go of what I can't, and to just take care of myself and the little one. I won't give details, but let's just say that I got a big wake up call to what I was doing to myself with all this worry. It's a lesson I will definitely not forget.
Things are going better. I'm waiting to feel the first little flutters in the next couple of weeks. That was always my favorite part of pregnancy. It's the best to see and feel your little one bouncing around in there, healthy and active. We also got a crib! Some friends from church were given one by another couple for the baby they are expecting, but they already had one. So, they thought of us and brought it over. I'm so thankful for that and for their thoughtfulness. It's a white crib, wood, and simple. Just what I wanted.
I need to get a start on the nursery. It is currently my craft/book/stuff room. I was so happy to have my own little space when we bought the house, but I will gladly move out to make room for the little one. It's a really little room, but babies don't take up that much space. Since we don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, I'm putting off painting the room for now. But it won't be long...about another 6-7 weeks. My LonDoll girls are discussing throwing me a shower at the London bakery where we last had tea. It would be amazing and so much fun. I have the best girlfriends a gal could hope for. They even suggested naming the baby London. What do you think?
So, in an effort to keep my focus on what's important, here's the poem that has helped my dad through many tough times.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.