I have less than four weeks to go with the pregnancy and I have so much to be grateful for. I received a package from Jen, a reader of this blog who wrote to me a few months ago saying that she was working on being “actively grateful to everyone who’s touched my life.” And with that, she hand knit me the most jungalicious, decliciously sweet sweaters and booties for our Boomba. She also said that she didn’t want me to post about it on the blog, but when something is this beautiful, I can’t help but share it. In her note to me she included this Bill Cunningham quote: “He who seeks beauty shall find it.” This is such a good reminder for me, and for all of us–when times get tough, to seek out the beauty in the world. I thank you profusely, Jen–for touching my heart and my family with your talent, generosity and wisdom.
I find out on Wednesday if I am going to have a vaginal birth or a cesarean section. Last doctor’s appointment a couple of weeks ago Boomba was still posterior and breached and the placenta was still blocking the cervix. My doctor said that it looks like I may be “meant to” have a C-section. While the prospect of surgery is frightening, I am trying to focus on the health of the Boomba and remind myself that women all over the world have C-sections every day. I’m extremely grateful that up until now, my pregnancy has been a relatively easy and an overall incredible experience and I take comfort in knowing that however she is meant to come into the world will be the best thing for her. Plus, I hear that vaginal deliveries are no walk-in-the-park either (This is me…seeking out the beauty…)