Pregnant: Miserable & Grateful

Pregnant: Miserable & Grateful

Does it sometimes seem hard to be BOTH miserable AND grateful? It does for me.
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The nausea and exhaustion can make it hard to enjoy being pregnant
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And suddenly we somehow feel because we’re miserable there’s less room to feel grateful. Or we assume that because we’re miserable our gratitude is less evident. Or we associate joy over pregnancy with gratitude, not the feeling of being miserable.
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There’s maybe even some jealousy when other women who don’t experience morning sickness say they LOVE being pregnant and seem to thoroughly enjoy every moment. 🙄
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We’ve worked so hard (sometimes spending years and thousands of dollars) to get here and we just want to enjoy it as much as the next proud, beaming pregnant woman. – and also because we might understand how it could be over at any time, and we know so many who would love to be in our place.
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So we want to spend our energy talking to baby and rubbing our belly instead of avoiding any pressure on our stomachs in case of a gag reflex and eventually hovering over the commode.
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So we start doubting our gratitude, wishing away the sick days even though we begged and prayed to get here. We start to worry how we come across to our partners and others. And the downward spiral picks up pace.
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But mama’s WE know we’re grateful, WE know even if we’re complaining it doesn’t take away the fact that we are thrilled to have a life growing inside us. If we can just surrender our expectations of what gratitude and a “happy” pregnancy look like, we’ll be beaming mama’s with little ones in our arms in no time ❤️.
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We can do hard things, and tomorrow there’s a chance we might just start feeling better 😘.
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❓How do you balance misery and gratitude?
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For me, i try not to complain out loud too much…Instead I use Instagram for that 🤣”

Instagram: @stef_livingwellafterloss

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