I am 33 weeks pregnant. I feel like I have a basketball for a stomach and I am walking around on swollen feet and ankles. To bend over, move, or walk up stairs takes effort and exertion (you know when your out of breath after one flight of stairs :) I am sure that people notice my swollen feet and wonder how many days I have left until I am due. I wanted to record what I look like during my 7th pregnancy and just how big I am so I had my daughter snap a few pictures today. When the pictures were downloaded on the computer and I saw what I looked like it was like taking a step back from life to recognize that many of my problems are distorted in my head.
I am not nearly as large as I feel and my feet aren't as obviously swollen as I thought. Probably no one at the grocery store walks past me and thinks, "That lady has swollen ankles." How often are we like that? We get so caught up in our discomforts and problems that we don't realize that they aren't as serious as we make them out to be!
I have decided that when I am in the "woe is me" mind set it is time to "Take A Step Back" and realize how blessed we really are.
To be completely truthful this is actually my favorite part of pregnancy because I made it through the nausea, then I had low iron and was so tired, now I feel good and time is flying by! I also love this part of pregnancy because the baby is moving so much. I already know what the baby's schedule is like and I am getting prepared to be up from 2:00 am until 3:00 :)
I love to visit the home of a friend. It seems that I am always inspired when I learn from other women how they manage their home and teach their children. This blog is a visit to our home. Just click on an above topic to see what thoughts I have posted in that area. I am always adding new thoughts so that I can preserve my memories of being a mom to 7 young children and wife of a wonderful husband.