Parenting while pregnant is a big deal!
Trying to balance all of the preparing and caring that is needed for everyone in a family can be so overwhelming! There is just so much that needs to be done. And growing a human can be exhausting.
It’s not easy to find time to soak in the love and joy. But when it does happen it can be very life giving. Those little moments can bring you back to why you are on this journey to start with. No one ever has told me that they are a parent because it’s an easy job that they thought would be fun! No— people are parents to give back to the world, to offer the future something better! It is not easy, never has been easy, and never will be easy.
It’s hard work and it’s one of the most rewarding jobs. It just so happens that when parents are overwhelmed it’s hard to embrace the rewards.
Try taking a step back to look at the larger picture. See all the work and good you HAVE done! See the goodness inside of yourself.
Taking a few moments a day to slow down long enough to soak it all in can shift the perspective. I don’t promise an easy ride, or that everything will be fine. I do know that rest and appreciation are a good mix for finding balance in the middle of the mess!