My Pregnancy Emotions Remind me to be Grateful

I experienced some intense pregnancy emotions this week... so I'm just trying my best to remain present and grateful, and what better time than Thanksgiving week?

In the midst of my emotions, I've been reminded of a few people and things I'm extra thankful for:

  • Crying to your mom will never get old. And she might even cry with you, not necessarily because she's feeling what you're feeling but probably because she hates to see you upset. I am so much more grateful for my mom and dad now that I've become a parent myself. 

  • Having a village is pretty necessary. To vent to. To laugh with. To get help from... To take photos of you for your blog and Instagram (I'm looking at you, Tim and Lou, my Instagram Husband and Instagram Brother haha!). In all seriousness, I don't know what I'd do without family and friends. The support does not go unnoticed. 

  • Being married to a husband who empathizes is so important. Someone who'll hold you and rationalize what you're feeling because you're feeling A LOT. Pregnancy hormones are no joke--neither are postpartum ones--but having a loving partner makes navigating pregnancy (and life) so. much. easier. 

  • A toddler who doesn't necessarily get that you're tired or feeling sick. Said toddler will want your love and affection when he wants it. And sometimes, the go-go-go will make you feel better. Lighter. And remind you that at the end of the pregnancy experience you get another little, which is pretty darn amazing! Plus, being his mom is the best thing ever so getting off the couch to chase him feels like an honor instead of a hassle. 

  • Life. Life is a gift. Pregnancy is a gift. Everyday is a gift. 

Of course, I'm also thankful for all of you who are reading.:) Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! 


  1. You are so right! Every day is certainly a gift that should never be taken for granted.

  2. Having children at a late age has positive as well as negative consequences. Women who have completed their education and have risen reasonably in their chosen careers have a lot to offer to their children.