I started to think about everything I've learned about myself and in general throughout this pregnancy and thought it would be suitable for a blog post. Here goes!
1. Everything is outside your control.
I am a control freak by nature. I have a plan for my plans. Pregnancy forced me to accept that there are things I cannot control. I couldn't control the fact that by baby measured big and is going to be a big strong boy. I couldn't control how tired I would get despite my sleeping 10+ hours a night. I couldn't control the fact that I couldn't do "it all" anymore. It caused me to look at things in a new way, which is a GOOD thing!
2. You need to ask for help.
I also am the type of person that doesn't really like asking for help. When my husband tore his ACL, it forced us to depend on our friends and family to help us do everything, from finishing the nursery, our bathroom tile, cleaning the house, preparing dinners, etc. It was hard depending on others and feeling so incapable of doing the simplest tasks. Our friend Brian even had to come over to help move things in our basement for us. Pregnancy has taught me that it is okay to ask for help from others, and the outpouring of support from everyone around us has really helped us prepare for this little one's arrival.
3. There is so much love in the world.
This one sounds kind of cheesy, but pregnancy has taught me that there is so much love out there. I never thought that we would be shown so much love over the past thirty plus weeks, from everyone close to us, to our showers, to even strangers at the grocery store. I also never thought that I could love so much until now. I've also re-discovered how much I love my husband and will miss hearing him worry about "squishing the baby" when he hugs me or being nervous that he is kicking too much! l love this little bean more than I thought was possible, and I know that love will grow exponentially once he arrives!