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Monday, November 1, 2010

Barefoot and Pregnant

[Image by: Shutter Daddy]

As I enter into the 2nd week of my 3rd trimester, I find that it is taking some extra special effort on my part not to complain. So, in efforts to not do that, I will turn my attention of some very real reasons for me to be thankful as I approach the end of this 4th pregnancy.

5 Reasons to Be Thankful in the 3rd Trimester of a 4th Pregnancy:

1. Believe it or not, I have unwittingly just about mastered the art of peeing in a cup.

2. I know exactly which arm has the "good vain" in it, which makes me a ray of sunshine for whichever tech has to draw my blood.

3. I have become quite a treat when it comes to interesting conversation for my midwives. When it comes pregnancy, birth, and post partum care, we find that I have stories. They have stories. I have stories. They have stories. We laugh, we joke, we could go on for hours!

4. I have come to terms with the fact that there is a special "wrath" I seem to direct toward hubby at the end of each pregnancy that really has nothing to do with him at all. Therefore, making it a bit easier to dismiss my misjudgements and to occasionally have a good laugh with him over how he can do no right in my hormone-clouded eyes.

5. I can rest assured that although the next few months may hold more aches and pains, a larger belly, and some sleepless nights, my vulnerability will inevitably draw me closer to the Lord. Besides, he really is the only one who is able to bear my attitude and my whining by the end of the pregnancy anyway. But, I know he cares and will carry me through, as he always does.

What about you? What kinds of things are you usually thankful for my the 3rd trimester of a pregnancy?


  1. How did I not know you were expecting? That is wonderful. I'm so happy for you. And that you are nearing the end! The time to really work on keeping your chin up!!

    What about the 3rd trimester that makes me happy? I've been there quite a few times and I have to say it's most likely because I am nearing the END of being miserable! At least until the next time.

    Good luck and have a great 3 months.

  2. Oh Tricia, thank you for commenting on this post! Its good to hear some encouragement from moms who have "been here quite a few times." LOL!

  3. Yes she is. It almost sounds like you two aren't too far apart. She is due Feb 2.

  4. Congratulations! I didn't know you were expecting :)
    That's so exciting to hear.
    During my last trimester what really made me happy was the ice from Sonic. Sonic has this crushed ice that not only tasted good with my slushie, but all by itself!

  5. Sandra, I keep hearing about this Sonic. I may have to check it out!

  6. Tricia- I didn't know Juli was pregnant! Congrats to you all!

  7. In the 3rd trimester people do such nice things for you: open doors, give up seats, offer you food =) etc.

  8. Hehe...I'm that same ray of sunshine when it comes to veins - lab techs always thank me for pointing out my good vein. :)

    I have to say my favourite thing about the last three months is what mommyx12 said: it's the end!!

    It is natural to feel like complaining, and this is a great way to try to avoid it. My first pregnancy was so easy and I feel like I hardly had reason to complain at all...but by number four, I was just fussing the whole time for it to be over already.

  9. God bless you and the whole family. May all go very well.

    I laughed out loud about the art of peeing in a cup. Now that takes skill!

  10. lol....the joy of the 3rd tri


  11. Oh wow! Although I'm a fairly newish reader, I didn't know you were pregnant. Congratulations!!! I've never been in the 3rd trimester, infact I am in the beginning of my 2nd! I'm glad I'm in my 2nd even though I'm emotional and tired because I know my little bean is growing & I can't wait to meet him/her! Also I'm glad morning sickness has gone!

  12. God's blessings with this (new to me) pregnancy sis.

  13. Wow! I just realized that this was the first time I mentioned I was pregnant on my blog! I must be slippin'!

    Seriously, I was so caught up in the homebuying, I must have left out that detail;)


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