Phew, what a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted…
I know I’m done this before, but I thought I’d do another gratitude post for this weekend’s open thread. You can never have too much gratitude, right? And this week almost more than any other, I’m feeling especially grateful. My last trimester of pregnancy was a nail-biting one, with two hospital stays, three months of antibiotics, and near-constant worry that Jackson would be born premature and have some challenges. Then, of course, there was Miles’ near-death illness at the beginning of September that created even more stress.
But here we are with a healthy, albeit tiny, baby, a healthy cat (two healthy cats!), and more joy than I’ve experienced in a long, long time. It felt like a long road to get here; labor wasn’t easy, and Jackson spent his first couple of days in intensive care, which was nerve-wracking. But these last few days at home, though tiring, have been among the best ever. I’m very, very grateful. Plus, it’s October and I gave birth just in time to enjoy some pumpkin ale. Holla.
So, what are you grateful for this weekend?
And, as always, feel free to share whatever relationship issue you might have and want advice on.