Yesterday afternoon I had a doctor's appointment. We talked about the stress I was feeling and I mentioned I hadn't felt the baby move in a week which was adding to my fears. She quickly reassured me that this fear was something we could easily allay. We did a quick Ultrasound to see my perfect baby girl right there. She even started doing acrobats again, rubbing her head and trying to flip away from the "camera".
It is amazing how much love can be felt before a baby is even born. I know once I hold her my heart will explode but even just seeing these quick images and knowing she is safe restored my optimism and praise. I even found some humor again as I joked how much she looked like her big sister. They both had those fuzzy grey lines that are just so adorable.
I'm grateful to be feeling optimistic again. I'm grateful for the amount of love and support that poured in yesterday. I'm grateful for everyone who reached out and opened up about their own struggles so we could support each other. I'm grateful for a wonderful, caring doctor. I'm grateful to see my sweet baby girl. I'm grateful for my toddler and her cheerful disposition even amidst the supposedly "terrible" twos. I'm grateful for her strong will that will definitely serve her well as an adult, too. I'm grateful for my husband and my dog who are always there for a hug and comfort. And I'm grateful for all my husband does to help me be my best. I'm grateful to feel the abundance of gratitude once again.
What is something that can turn even the roughest day around for you? Is it something in your control? What is one thing you can do for yourself to help gain a new perspective when things look down?
May today provide us all the support we need. May we also learn ways to support ourselves and readjust our own path. Have a beautiful day!