The best is at night, when I wake up the five times to go to the bathroom. I sleep with a pillow in front of me and one behind me as well as one under my head. When I wake and try to roll it is much like a beached fish. There is flopping and a little flailing as I try to rotate myself towards the edge of the bed. And then returning to bed I feel like a military commander as I survey the shadows in the dark trying to plan my attack by finding the lowest point to crawl back in. And it takes planning to decide which side I will want to lay back down on because once I'm in, it's done.
Today I am finding so much humor in my new shape. I have grown to love the expression, "the struggle is real". And I thoroughly enjoy swapping funny stories with friends, family, and even strangers about the challenges of pregnancy and our new body shape. What else is there to do but laugh?!
I'm grateful for humor. I'm grateful for my big, round belly and the life growing inside of it. I'm grateful for the picture of this fish that makes me laugh. And I'm grateful to be able to be silly about the challenges and adaptations that come with pregnancy. I'm grateful to have some ab strength left to help me roll. I'm grateful that my husband is a pretty good sleeper so I don't disturb him too much with my flopping. And I'm grateful for the sisterhood that forms with other pregnant women over these shared experiences.
What challenges or changes can you find humor in today? How can you add laughter into your situation?
May today bless us with eyes to see the humor in life. May we laugh at ourselves and find our spirit uplifted. Have a beautiful day!