I have so much to be grateful this week. The best things in my life right now are~
~No longer being pregnant. Though I have other issues now, and when it was nearly time to give birth I was scared to death and worried that I wasn't really ready. But we all made it through that trial. I am a little sad about it. I'll never be pregnant again, never feel a baby moving within me. But this pregnancy was so hard and caused me so much grief that at the moment I am enjoying that.
~A healthy and perfect baby. Yes, she is a girl, but now that she is here I can't imagine what it would be like if she had been a boy. Like I told Will, I was surprised that she was a girl, but I would have been flat out shocked had she been a boy. Natalie is so beautiful. She looks just enough like her sisters, rather like a combination of them, even though she also looks just like her dad (of course, his genes trump mine totally.)
~A lovely 10 year old who wanted to sit and hold her baby sister, all. day. long. It was really helpful and appreciated. She changed a diaper without being asked. Then when it was bed time, she held Natalie and read board books to her (Brown Bear, Brown Bear) and it was so sweet. (Alas the camera was far away and my bottom will not allow me to run just yet.)
~A sweet 5 year old who is adjusting as well as she can to no longer being the baby. Its been rough on her. I know that, and I am trying to keep her routine now that I am feeling "human again".
~An awesome husband. (As Gwennie would say- "Daddy Rocks!") He has been an amazing help. this week. I could not have made it without him. He has also made me feel better about myself a few times when I really needed it.
~A garden. I need to post pictures of it. There are big lush tomato plants and everything looks so happy. Even my grape vines are flourishing and I was so sure they died when we had a really hard freeze. Instead they are covered in green leaves and headed upward.


Pen-nut said...

I love reading your gratitude posts, they make me happy and remind me of all of the blessings in my life. You have such a beautiful little baby, I can't wait to see her.

Briep said...

Rhaynnon will be such a good mommy one day. She is sooo good with Melanie and now her new baby sister!

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