Friday, January 11, 2013

grateful..for mother nature



This pregnancy has whizzed by and suddenly I'm in my final month.  After a highly emotional first trimester, I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this pregnancy so, so much.

The beautiful little gift of life growing inside me has been completely and utterly joyous.  We are so in love with this baby already, and very excited to meet the little person who has been a constant source of amusement and wonder to us all these last eight months.

Every time I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I walk past our nursery all dark and quiet and think of how in just a few short weeks, it'll be our baby I'm getting up to.  I know it's exhausting, I'm under no illusion of fairytale night time feeds, but I do remember loving those quiet moments, just the two of us, my new baby and I.

My husband wraps his arms around me and his hands barely meet around my tummy.  He's still and quiet, waiting for baby to move and he says how he can't wait to meet this little person, to feel its soft mooshy skin and breathe that new baby smell.

Our boys are careful and suddenly knowing.  They help around the house more, they are considerate of my inability to climb the stairs on a whim, and they look almost expectantly, waiting for me to say its time.

It suddenly feels so close, too close, and a part of me could continue this pregnancy for months, adoring my growing belly, dressing myself up and feeling fabulous.  Then I have a very slow moving day, like today, when every part of my body is telling me to stop, to lie down, nurture myself and prepare for the enormous task that lies ahead.

I'm feeling myself become aware of my body changing, preparing itself to birth this baby, and I'm ready to start focusing on the delivery, feeling that raw, earthy primal instinct that is deep within us all when we become mothers.

I felt this so strongly with our little guy, I was so ready for his birth, and I worried I'd not allowed myself to get there this time.  But here I am, all zen and focused.  Mother Nature is a miraculous thing..

More grateful posts here with Maxabella..


22 comments:

  1. So much to be grateful for right there. I do hope this heat isn't getting too much for you in your final month x

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  2. So beautiful Mel. Gorgeous tummy and lovely words. We can't wait to meet this new little person too!

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  3. Beautifully expressed Mel. Best of luck with the birth. Such a magic time...x

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  4. Mel how is it that you are in your final month? Gosh that has flown by :)
    Such beautiful words from a gorgeous mama...wishing you all the best lovely lady.
    x

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  5. beautiful photo and wonderful grateful post - nice to find your blog - enjoy those night time moments...

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  6. The most beautiful post. I adore how your have worded this. So connected and nurturing. Wishing you a calm and joyous month {or less!} til you meet your beautiful baby. Elisa xx

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  7. Such a beautiful post. Actually makes me anticipate the next one...

    Bettina @ www.littleoldsouls.com

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  8. Such beautiful words. Such sweet anticipation for your baby to arrive. I have been thinking of you, wondering that it must be time soon, and it is. So very exciting! You are making me all clucky for another one.

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  9. You have brought tears to my eyes Mel.
    Such an emotive honest post that brings back feelings
    I hadn't thought about in a long time! You are looking
    (and sounding)gorgeous.XXX

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  10. A beautiful photo. I'm nearing that time too - 8 weeks to go. Good luck!

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  11. Mel I can hear how excited you are to meet this new little person, it seems to have gone by so fast and your belly looks beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your beautiful pregnancy. Take care. xx

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  12. Beautiful words Mel. It is a special time waiting for and dreaming about the arrival of a new baby. I am glad to hear that you are listening to your body, and getting some rest. stay well xx

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  13. What a beautiful post with an equally beautiful photo: bonne chance with those last few weeks!

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  14. What a wonderful post, beautiful words and beautiful you. Wishing you all the best in the last stretch and can't wait to say congratulations when the little arrives! Take good care of yourself sweet mama!
    Hugs xo

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  15. First, how adorable are you pregnant....and then the words were so perfectly written.....I have to remember I have my puppy who chewed the arm right off the couch.....I just can't wait to meet this little miraculous gift of yours, love Heidi

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  16. Beautiful. Such an exciting and hugely emotional time of waiting. Best wishes x

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  17. I have loved reading these beautiful, honest and heartfelt words. Even though my youngest is very nearly twenty five, it brings back the memory of feeling exactly that way myself..as if it were now. I hope everything proceeds smoothly and wonderfully for you all and I am looking forward to seeing that little bub too.

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  18. Such a lovely reflection! Your baby is lucky to have a wonderful family!

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  19. A beautiful photo and post. Mother nature is awesome! Your lil bubba is blessed to be a part of such a gorgeous family xx

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  20. Gorgeous Mel! I am so excited for you. Thanks for popping past my blog. Do you live on the peninsula too?!! x

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  21. oh my...i had goosebumps reading this. i sort of wanted to put my baby back in the belly. x

    ps. you grow beautifully.

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  22. Oh Mel, you sweetheart. You've captured your thoughts so movingly. Clever mama to mark this time before it's all a haze. I'm getting excited! J x

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