Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How Pregnancy is Preparing Me for Motherhood

There are two main things recently that have been running through my head. I really believe these two lessons I've been learning during my pregnancy will transfer into motherhood. Hmmm...wonder if God designs it that way. :)

1. Take it one day at a time! When my morning sickness hit me halfway through week 5, it literally knocked me flat out of nowhere. One minute I was fine, and the next I was sick, sick. I quickly learned not to over plan. One day at a time was very important. Some days I could get up and do something, but some days I couldn't. I had to quit worrying over what wasn't happening and focus on what was happening. Something tells me that one day at a time plus the patience that comes with that will be very important as a mother.

2. Rest when I can! Being pregnant for me means that I sleep--A LOT! Because of a blood disorder that I have, I did not get a massive relief of fatigue once I hit my 2nd trimester. I've also learned that if I try to ignore I have a blood disorder and need to rest, then I feel sick like my 1st trimester all over again. So, I have to honor my body's need for rest so that I'm taking care of me and the baby to the best of my ability. I can only imagine how important this will be especially right at the beginning. I will be a better mom and wife if I rest often at the beginning when sleep is so sporadic. This will also go hand in hand with taking it one day at a time.