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Pregnancy Blues

Being a momma is one of the most special gifts we are given.
I love that I am blessed with the gift of healthy pregnancies.
It is so often taken for granted.
I have seen multiple people go through infertility and loss,
and I never want to be ungrateful for this journey.

  
With that said, there are some really difficult things that sometimes go along with this blessing.

This post is written to all the mothers who are on this journey with me and feel alone in the process.

For me, I feel completely unphased by pregnancy for the first few weeks.
Then, about week 7, the sickness and exhaustion hits.


I was chatting with my mom and we were saying that it is the craziest feeling.
Exhaustion.
It's an exhaustion where you wake up tired, go to bed tired, and actually feel tired while you are sleeping.
I am simply tired- all of the time.

Couple that with feeling flu-ish for weeks on end,
and one can get a little depressed.

I love being productive.
I run a tight ship and have certain expectations for myself.
It is mentally and emotionally hard to daily not meet those expectations.
Grace. 
Gotta give myself some grace.


Now, we are into week 14 (whew, a long way to go!), and the last two days have been such a blessing.
I have had great mornings.
Productive with playing, laundering, schooling, and even cooking.  
It has felt so good.

So, this is written to those of you who wonder if you will ever see the other side of this ickiness.
Will you ever be able to cook a meal again that doesn't come out of a box?
Will you ever be able to sit upright for more than five minutes without feeling nauseous?
Will you ever have the energy to run around and play with your kids?

There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
It will feel so good to finally get there.
I promise.

xxLiz

4 comments:

  1. I can totally, totally relate to this! So glad you've been starting to feel better!

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  2. I'm glad you're feeling better. I've always loved the second trimester. For me, the second trimester is a wonderful little break between the 1st and 3rd. I hope you continue to feel good! :)

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  3. Glad you feel better, I can so relate!! And I've only done it once, without another to chase after!

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  4. I can absolutely relate. I'm so glad you're feeling better!

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