Familiar doesn't have to mean mundane—if you can jostle yourself out of autopilot, the everyday can be sublime. - Antoinette Portis
It has been a really hectic past six months balancing life in these economic times; taking care of home, running two businesses, and like any other family paying down debts. Then you pee on that little stick and guess what? Throw pregnancy in the middle of it all...
They say every pregnancy is different and I really believe that now. When I was pregnant with my daughter 15 years ago, it was like the easiest pregnancy ever. This time, yes expecting another girl, it is so different. For my entire first trimester, food and smells were my nemesis - I couldn't keep anything down. My husband hated me because he couldn't eat or cook around me.
But now that I have gotten rid of one nemesis, another presents itself - cervical shortening...
Cervical shortening is basically when the cervix starts to soften, shorten and open up (dilate) preparing for labor. This is something no woman wants to happen too early before their due date. So, today I write this blog from my hospital bed, as my doctor has me on strict bed rest with medication.
My husband say "to think of it has a vacation... "but on a vacation you can leisurely do whatever you please. Anyhow, my baby girl and I are doing great, my husband is holding down the home front, my teenage daughter has been great with helping herself, my business partners stepped up - and as you can see I have my computer, my tablet, my phone and internet.
I am making the best of this experience, its reshaping my perspective. I believe that God is drawing me closer to him teaching me to trust people more but especially Him.