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Just for balancing out the whining thread, I've also decided to start a gratitude thread. What or who are you grateful for in these last few months? Post your gratitude here!<br><br>
I'll start by saying how grateful I am to have my husband. He puts up with my whining, my crying, and general overall bitchiness. He is so patient, kind, and sweet. He stays up till all hours of the night comforting me through my hormonal crying jags, gets up early with DD so I can sleep in a bit, and even cooks dinner after working all day long. I don't know what I'd ever do without him and I love him so damn much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Okay, enough syrupy sweetness for now - it's your turn!
 

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Good idea for a thread!<br>
There's so much. I guess I will start with my DH who is pateint through al the hormonal changes.<br>
A pregnancy that, so far, has been healthy and uneventful.<br>
DS who talks about his baby sister and kisses my bely a lot<br>
Quiet moments where I get to sit and check in with Junebug
 

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In light of what I am about to post on the whining thread, I am going to say that I am grateful that my husband has a job and that he is home with us ever night...eventually.<br><br>
I am thankful that my children (including the new baby, as far as I know) are healthy.<br><br>
I appreciate having a roof over my head, heat, running water, clothes, food...all the essentials and then some.<br><br>
I am fortunate to have a wonderful OB who will work with me on my pregnancy and labor and make it the best experience possible for me.<br><br>
And now off to whine.
 

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I am thankful for my 2 beautiful and amazing girls who show nothing but excitement about the upcoming birth of their new sibling. Iam thankful for my dh who is literally working his rear off to provide for the costs of a homebirth and for our family. I am thankful to have found a mw who seems to really get me and what i've been through in the last year and is content to let me lead on this journey. I am thankful for my family who supports my decisions even if they don't always understand them. I am thankful dh had this morning off for the first time in months, and i was able to stay in bed till 10 am, even if i was waking up every hour lol. And i am thankful that this pregnancy is almost over, being pregnant 19 months out of hte last 22 are starting to show on my nerves lol.
 

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I'm thankful to be able to walk, sit, drive, socialize, spend, and most of all that my baby survived my surgery and that I'm still pregnant. I'm also very thankful to have my husband, that things between us are really really good now, and that our baby will have a two-parent home. I'm glad Karina is coming after DH gratuates and is commissioned, so he will have plenty of time to take care of us while I recover from the c-section we're planning. I'm also thankful for my fairly crunchy OB and how she is letting me call the shots about how I want to do things at the birth. I have much more to be thankful for, as I have seen God provide miracle after miracle throughout this pregnancy. I could go on and on.<br><br>
I should also mention DH surprised me today with food from my favorite Mexican restaurant at lunch time. What a guy!
 

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I am grateful that baby turned and is giving me respite from my severe belly soreness!!<br><br>
I am especially grateful that I have an AMAZING midwife and I have no concern whatsoever that I won't be well taken care of!
 

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I too am grateful for a husband who is putting up with me, who is the BEST Mr Mom on the weekends while I work, and he cooks us dinner EVERY night of the week...including Monday-Friday when he has worked all day and I am home with the kids. He also planted our entire garden yesterday and cleaned the house while I was at work (after taking the kids to the pool to have fun). He is taking them to a college baseball game today, then baseball practice for for oldest son, will still clean the house, have the kids bathed and ready for bed and have dinner on the table when I get home! I am grateful for a healthy pegnancy (I'm also very lucky that this is the 4th pregnancy where I have had zero complications and I've never had to experiece loss)....I could go on and on, but I'm at work, and a trauma just came in the ER, so I have to run!
 

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I am so grateful to be pregnant with a healthy baby. I had a second trimester loss in December 2008, and it emotionally floored me. Then, it took 9 months for us to conceive this little one. I vowed from the beginning that I would treasure every minute, and do my best to not complain about any bit of this experience. I am thankful every day to be where I am...
 

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Okay, to counter balance my very LONG whine I will post here.<br><br>
First, I am grateful to have a wonderful DF who does do a lot for me and our family. He is my rock and strength when I can't handle things. He works his butt of to support us, b/c he knows that I can't work right now. He has been so sweet the past week and a half while I've gone through everything with my mouth and my itching. He has cooked, cleaned (as best as he can), and taken care of the animals while I've laid in bed in either pain, itchiness, or my depressive stats. He handles all of my emotional problems that I am dealing with from my past and never asks me to do anything that he knows causes me issues.<br><br>
I am grateful to have loving parents who have taken in my girls while they finish up school and everything so we could move to Austin and get everything set up here first.<br><br>
I'm very grateful to have found a doctor here in Austin who is very understanding and open minded to my thoughts and issues instead of just blowing me off as a stupid pregnant patient.
 

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Happy Mother's Day Mamas!<br><br>
I'm grateful for my husband who has cooked, cleaned, held my hand, massaged my back and has just generally been wonderful through out the last eight and a half months. I'm grateful for lovely friends and awesome family, the roof over our heads, the food in our bellies, our sweet pets... I'm grateful for my ever patient and understanding OB and our hospital being progressive and baby friendly. More than anything I'm filled with gratitude for having made it this far. After two devastating losses there were times when I thought I'd never have the courage to try again and after we conceived, I still had a hard time imagining myself here, on the cusp of giving birth to a healthy baby. I'm in constant awe of nature and the miracle inside me and can't wait to meet my little girl!
 

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I am so thankful for my DH! I've been much less "friendly" (in a lot of ways) with pgcy and he is so patient and tries to help.<br><br>
My shower was this past Saturday and I have to say <b>WOW</b>, and thank you to all my family and friends. I think I got more presents than people that were there. It is just <b>amazing</b> how excited everyone close to us is that we are getting another "start" <i>so to speak</i> as a family (2nd marriage for both of us, first baby together).<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I am BLESSED to have a husband who is my rock, my, heart,my soul and everything in between and 3 very awesomely unique kids who make me smile even when the world seems to be crashing down around me!!
 

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I am thankful that I continue to feel healthy and am able to continue exercising and working full time even as I approach 36 weeks on Monday! I feel great and am excited to meet this little baby who still has no name, except for his "womb name," Hans. We have a few name possiblities and I've packed a Baby Name book in our hospital bag. My husband is beginning to grow fond of the name Hans, but I'm not sure about it yet.<br><br>
Looking forward to seeing pictures of everyone's babies soon. Can't believe there hasn't been a baby yet!<br><br>
Take care.
 

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I am very grateful for my SIL (a massage therapist) who came over last night to give me a massage, especially after she had already had a full day with her DS' 2yo bday party and date night with her DH!!
 

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So grateful that dh took the girls' to handle the shopping today. Also grateful that i feel a bit more rested after getting to sleep in til 9:30 this morning!
 

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I am so grateful for my dh, my kiddos, and all my amazing frieds! Dh has been helping out with the house chores and kids so much lately!! He started a new job this week so that is another big good change but I will miss all his help.
 

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I am so grateful for DH...I had been complaining on the whining thread, and he has since turned around. ;-) For my birthday, DH got big storage bins and an organizer for diapers/blankets/etc. He went through all of the boxes remaining in our room from when we moved in months ago, got everything in crates and moved it to the garage. Our room, where the new LO will be sleeping, is all cleaned up and organized. Thank goodness! What a refreshing feeling to walk into our room and see that it is all picked up and organized! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this fabulous birthday present, DH!<br><br>
I'm also thankful for my mom who took me shopping yesterday for a few baby clothes and some essentials we hadn't picked up, yet (Lansinoh, nursing pads, wipes, etc.).<br><br>
I'm also grateful for our MW who today assured me that even though my weight was 4 lbs higher than last week, that it wasn't because I had eaten 4 lbs of cake. She said there was no way I could have eaten enough to gain 4 actual lbs in one week. She said, maybe it was 2 lbs of cake... ;-) Still, overall weight gain at 37 weeks is about 32 lbs, so she said I'm fine. :)
 
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