It’s not yet 11 am as I start to write this and I find myself feeling blessed. Still stressed but definitely blessed.
Stress = taking three children to Colton’s 2 week check up this morning, ALONE.
Blessed because at two weeks Colton weighs 8 lbs 14 oz. A full pound larger than he weighed at birth and over a pound more than he weighed last Monday. Hooray for nursing and hooray for a son who eats like a champ. At two weeks he is officially too big for the newborn clothes that seemed baggy on him at the hospital.
Blessed because thanks to a great mommy friend of mine, I now have dinner for tonight sitting in my fridge. The kindness of others is so very much appreciated always but most of all when you really need it, like when you just pop out a baby.
Blessed because I can fit into a pair of my jeans. Sure they were the jeans that I wore at the beginning of my pregnancy and dubbed my “big girl” jeans but they seem small to me now. I’m thankful that at two weeks postpartum ALL the maternity clothes have been packed up. I still have 13 more pounds to go to hit what I was this past March but this seems like a VERY manageable number.
I know it will take awhile to gain back my shape and build back up the lost muscle. I am however so thankful that I entered into this pregnancy in the best shape of my life. It is making it much easier to return to that shape.
Blessed because my cousin, who is a very talented photographer, took pictures of my new family of five. I know I will cherish them for forever.
Blessed because both of my sons are sleeping at this moment?!?! Miles fell asleep in the car and didn’t wake up when I brought him in – HIP HIP HOORAY. Colton is well doing what babies do best, well maybe just what he does best.
Blessed because at 8 days postpartum I did my first treadmill run to see how I felt. It was only a mile and it was about a 10:20 pace, but it felt good to move.
Blessed again that at 11 days postpartum I was able to go for my first run outside since my last pregnant run. I ran for 30 minutes, no Garmin. The pace was slow, but again it just felt good to move.
Blessed that so many people have said so many kind words to me via phone, email, text, facebook, twitter and through this blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all making me feel so loved.
My list could go on and on……
Why do you feel Blessed today? How could you help to make someone elses day Blessed?