I am feeling so much better than I was last week. Thanks for all the kind words on my last slighty crazy pregnancy update. Not only am I no longer sick after a week (whew!), but I was able to get myself together this weekend physically & emotionally. I am feeling so much better!
Last week, I was just full of emotions – not good ones – and I was having a really rough time. Work has been a source of stress and frustration for me for quite a while now, although I don’t really think work was the underlying issue. This weekend I realized that I’ve been going along trying to make due with the way things are, as if I’m not pregnant, but – I am! I realized some things had to change.
After pretty much breaking down over not being able to fit into all my clothes (these are maternity clothes, mind you), I realized it was time for some more or I wouldn’t make it through the 3rd trimester in anything but sweatpants. I got 2 new pairs of pants, 2 nicer work tops, and some maternity panty hose (yes, they make those).
Just having pants that fit and I can comfortably sit down in is amazing. I always think maternity clothes are expensive (I mean, in general they really are), but I was able to get all that for under $100, which I didn’t think was bad at all. Even if I only wear it for the next 3 months of my life and never again, I think it will be worth it just for my sanity so I’m not waking up every morning having this clothing crisis daily. Problem, solved.
Hubby and I also had a date night, which oddly enough including grocery shopping. FYI – shopping at like 8 PM on a Saturday = the store is empty. It was nice! We got some Asian for dinner and then saw the 3rd Hobbit movie at a nice theater with those big reclining seats (although the movie was pretty bad). It was nice to have a date night, especially considering that these free weekends we have will soon be coming to a close when baby gets here!
We went to church on Sunday too for the first time in a while. The message was about loving others, which is nothing new, but my pastor just hit the nail on the head with it. He explained that we often think of loving others as something we have to “be better at” but since the origin of love is God, we can’t just will ourselves to love better. We have to spend more time with the Lord for that love to pour out of us onto others.
This was super convincting to me, as I have been anything but loving to most people lately, chalking it up to my hormones and sickness. But obviously when my focus is all about what God isn’t doing or what the world isn’t providing for me, how can I be focused on pouring out anything to others besides junk? It was a real wake up call (once again) that my relationship with Him needs to be a priority over “being better,” however I might define that.
Sunday, I also attempted to make my own veggie burgers for the first time & hubby made an appetizer of cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
They were tasty!
With that said, I hope you have a great week!
Questions for You:
- What refreshed you over the weekend?
- Try any new recipes worth sharing recently?