Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Feeling Blessed

With recent happenings in other's lives I am feeling more blessed these few days. I feel so blessed that I have had a healthy pregnancy and my husband and I are able to provide for our daughter. We were fortunate enough not to have any problems getting pregnant or carrying her so far, and I am so thankful for this.

One of my new favorite shows is "Pregnant in Heels, " which is about a maternity concierge in New York City who helps women prepare for their child. She also designs her own maternity line and provides classes. Despite all this, her and her husband have a hard time conceiving their second child and have to use treatments. Obviously I don't know what a roller coaster this can be, but my heart goes out to anyone who has to go through this. Some of these women are the best moms, yet they have to work extra hard to get the family they want. I think they appreciate their family more for it, however.

I can't take anything for granted. Despite my bad days, I am still blessed to have a healthy daughter.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hopes for my Daughter

Of course I was one of the millions of people watching the Royal Wedding Friday. I didn't get up at 4 am, but you can bet my DVR was set so when I got up I was ready to watch. I would love to have just an ounce of beauty that Catherine has.

When I was about 15 or 16 I had a huge crush on Price William. While unpacking some boxes about a month ago, I came across some posters and magazine covers I had saved. He was one of my teenage crushes. :-)

Watching the wedding got me thinking about my daughter, Hannah, and her future. She isn't even here yet, but I think like any parent you want the best for your child. I pray she finds her Prince Charming, someone who will take care of her and love her unconditionally.

I hope I do well teaching her right from wrong. I look back on my life, and while I have few regrets, I know these are mistakes I don't want her to repeat. No one is perfect, I know. For me making mistakes is how I learn best.

It is amazing how much you can love someone who isn't here yet. Everyday is one day closer to meeting Hannah, and I can't wait!