Monday, August 18, 2014

5 Happy Things: {Sweet Reward}

I feel like birth is just as much a mental event as physical.  I think it can be helpful to visualize and meditate on possible desirable outcomes just to stay in a proper and positive state of mind.  Of course I think a woman's body will birth without doing all of these things but for anyone hoping to achieve an unmedicated birth, it definitely helps to go into it with an "I can" attitude!  I am working really hard to stay in a positive and excited state of mind right now so I thought it might be a great time for a "5 Happy Things" post, just to help me maintain perspective.  

1) Monday play group.
Ayden and I both love and look forward to it every week!
I can't wait to start taking Logan.  
2) Ayden choosing to stay and swim with his Papaw over going to get ice cream with his cousins.
Now that's love!
3) Sweet, sweet rewards.
We FINALLY got some of our first honey harvest into jars tonight.
Can't wait to share the wealth with our friends and family!
4) My fourth happy thing is not pictured but my sister and her boys came over to play after nap time today and they helped me clean out and vacuum my car.  That and jarring the honey were the last two big items on my "to do before baby comes" list.  Woohoo!  It felt SOOO good to drive in a clean car afterward.  I hadn't realized just how much all of the building site dirt and toddler clutter had been weighing on me.

5) Enjoying my last days during what is possibly my last pregnancy.
Loving his wiggles and little hiccups.  I love being pregnant.
9 days until our due date.
These posts always do such a good job of making me feel so happy.  This really is a wonderful life we have made together and I really do love living it!

What are your 5 happy things today?


Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Tackling A Beast"
And two years ago today: "Produce Sticker Surprise"

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  1. Just 9, time has flew by
    I had a completely unmedicated birth with two of my three and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

  2. I am so excited that you are so close to meeting sweet Logan!