I Know How to Verify – Gratitude Project #17

Of all the things that I’d figured would eventually come up in my Gratitude Project posts, I’m surprised at this one.  However, after all of the nonsense that keeps showing up on Facebook, I’ve realized that knowing how to use Google is definitely Gratitude Project worthy.  Every few months, we all see this: someone posts something stupid and gets everyone in a tizzy.  My favorite ones (and by “favorite,” I mean the ones that most make me want to gouge out my own eyes) are the fake Amber Alerts and the Facebook Will Charge You frenzy.

I’m very grateful for knowing how to use Google and for a more than passing familiarity with Snopes.com. [Read more…]

Dreams during Pregnancy are Just That – Dreams. GP#11

If you’ve been pregnant, it’s safe to assume that you’ve experienced crazy dreams during pregnancy.  Dreams during pregnancy can run the gamut – they can be funny, scary, optimistic, disturbing, or just plain weird.  I’m definitely no stranger to the crazy dreams during pregnancy phenomenon.

And that’s why the subject of today’s Gratitude Project post is this: I’m grateful for waking up. [Read more…]

Health Care isn’t Among my Pregnancy Fears – GP #10

It took me a little while this morning to figure out what would be the subject of today’s gratitude project post.  It’s hard to feel much gratitude when you’re exhausted and sleep deprived.  But after reading a blog post from Mum on the Brink, I realized exactly what I’m most appreciative of.

I have had various pregnancy fears to deal with.  Some of them were caused by reading panicky message board posts, while others were caused by my own experiences.  Regardless of the causes of your pregnancy fears, they are not fun and can easily suck the joy out of a long awaited pregnancy if you let them.  I realized after reading Mum on the Brink’s blog post what never crossed my mind when I’ve worried over my pregnancy fears, and it’s something that not everyone is so lucky to have. [Read more…]

Supportive Husband and Pregnancy Stress – Gratitude Project Day 8

This morning, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I have reason to be grateful for my wonderful, supportive husband.  I was pretty freaked out and upset about not being able to get a midwife.  I was certain that I was going to end up with a repeat cesarean, whether I want one or not.  And, yeah, there were more than a few tears.  This is one of those times that I was so very grateful for having a supportive husband.  You see, my husband’s first inclination whenever something has me that upset is to fix it.  He loves me.  He wants to make everything better. [Read more…]

Gratitude Project Day 7 – Grateful Mom Appreciates New Opportunities

I’m really and truly enjoying the Gratitude Project. I was so busy with the day to day aspects of life as a stay at home mom (okay, technically, I was a work at home mom doing some freelance stuff) that I was failing to be a grateful mom for the wonderful things that I do have in my life.  Taking a few minutes each day to reflect on the reasons that I have for being a grateful mom has been really and truly helpful. [Read more…]