I have never truly stopped to smell the flowers. Never truly stopped to enjoy the little moments of my day. Finding out I was pregnant, getting married… they have helped me appreciate the little things. Appreciate the morning snuggles I get with my husband. Appreciate the loads of laundry, or appreciate the ice cream sandwiches my husband brought home from work last week. I have smelled the flowers, and they smell like home.
it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live
Never in a million years would I have thought that my maternity wardrobe would be the most important wardrobe I have! I’ll admit, I got a little finger trigger happy early on in my pregnancy and bought maternity clothes when I certainly didn’t need them yet. Being a first time mom, I expected my stomach to balloon up within the first 2 months, and I ordered just like that. In truth, I didn’t start getting a real pregnancy belly until about week 16 or 17, 4 months into my pregnancy.
As I begin to close out my second trimester, I have started reflecting on the last 3 months. So many amazing things happened! We saw our baby move for the first time, we moved across the country (with all our belongings, 2 cars, and 2 cats) to start our life on the east coast, and we got married. What?! It’s so hard to believe that all of this happened in the last 13 weeks.