3.28.2008

35 Weeks

On Wednesday I hit my 35 Week mark. It felt so wonderful! I think that I felt this big weight lifted off of my shoulders. My contractions seemed to immediately lessen and I felt incredible. I know that I'm not "safe" yet and I'm not "officially" off of bed rest yet, but it's just another milestone.

This week I was reminded of an important life lesson over and over again. I had so many experiences that reminded me there are no guarantees in this life. We must live each day as if it were our last. We must learn how to enjoy "now." We can't live in the past. We can't live in the future. We must live in the present moment at all times. Truly, it's all that we have! This lesson is so important for me in my life now because it seems that all I have been doing the past few weeks was dwelling on the past and trying to get through each day in order to make it to the future. I realized that I needed to start enjoying each moment that I had right now. No more waiting until I was off bed rest or until I had a baby. I was able to look at my life and see how truly blessed I am right now...today! This lesson has made this past week so enjoyable for me. I'm so grateful for the many life lessons that we can learn from if we are willing to.

Here are my sweet boys. I've had so much fun spending time with them this week. I've actually taken the time to be with them, sit and eat lunch with them, play games, color, do puzzles or just watch tv with them. I've been able to appreciate the simple moments with them so much more lately.


One of the most exciting things of my week was when my new kitchen table arrived. I've been waiting for this table for 3 years now. Since we moved in here I've wanted a new kitchen table, but there were so many other priorities that it just got put at the bottom of the list...until now! Waiting so long has made me appreciate it even more.



I was actually feeling so good this week that I decided to be daring and take my boys to go do something fun. Myself and the boys have been cooped up in our house all week long, Payton's off track and I felt like we should celebrate how good I was feeling by doing something fun. I took the boys to Cabela's. We met our friends there and the boys had a great time checking out the animals, using the shooting range, looking at the Aquarium and eating lunch. It was a great afternoon and I was stunned at how great I felt. Is this what it feels like to have a normal pregnancy?! I'm feeling like I could go full term this pregnancy...only because I'm not planning on it! The contractions did catch up with me by the evening and I did pay for it a little bit, but I'm feeling great again today!

15 comments:

Justin, Tammy, Caden said...

Hey Brittany, I'm so happy to hear you were feeling good enough to get out of the house a bit and go have some fun with your darling boys. I can't imagine what it must be like to be trapped in the house for weeks on end! I am impressed by your positive attitude and making the best of it. Your table is gorgeous! Congrats...I am dreaming of the day we will not have to sit on paint splattered folding chairs! Hopefully we will have the experience of appreciating it that much more too. I guess these are the things that give us character.

JamieBean said...

You must have read the First Presidency Message in the Ensign by President Monson...I was having the same thoughts and feelings after reading it also..wasn't it great?! It was such a good reminder of what's really important in life and helped me refocus and put things into their proper perspective.
Congrats on reaching yet another milestone in the pregnancy! That is so exciting and has to be such a relief. You go girl!

Tonii said...

Hooray for 35 weeks!! That is a huge milestone! I am so glad you could get out with your adorable boys and have some fun. And, I LOVE your table. From the pics it looks absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad I found your blog, it is always so uplifting and I am always inspired by your positive attitude. Hopefully I'll see you soon!!

Lors said...

pretty sure you will remember me, I have been wanting to post on your blog, but I have been afraid you would say… Lori Loveless??? Who the heck???. Any ways your kitchen looks awesome! Can I ask who your builder was of your house? I know kind of a random question, but just wondering. I too love that table and have been eyeing one very similar, I don't know as though it will fit in my breakfast nook, but maybe in our next house some day down the road. Any ways love reading your blog.. hope you don't mind. And good luck with baby number 3, congrats on making it so far. Oh ps, I have used some of your great organizing ideas, so thank you!

Lori (Loveless) Ham

lindsey said...

I love your new table, and I am so excited for you (as I know how badly you've been wanting it).

It's beautiful! Doesn't it make you want to sit down and have dinner together a little more?

Lynnise said...

Love the table. It looks awesome in your kitchen. I will be expecting future blogs with pictures of your amazing home-cooked meals being served on your gorgeous new table!!! Congrats also on your pregnancy milestone, I am glad you are feeling so good. Keep up the good resting!

Reeses Pieces said...

Glad you're feeling well. Your new table is way cute. I love mixing the colors. I'm doing that in my kitchen with wicker and wood. Hope you continue to feel well.

Utley Family said...

It was so good to see you today! You look great! I have been thinking the exact same things as you this week and then last night I read Pres. Monson's article and it helped put things in perspective.

The Gibbys said...

That is so great that you are 35 weeks. And it is even better that you are feeling great full. Most woman at 35 weeks can't wait to have the baby, and complaining. Thank you for the reminder that every day is a blessing, and we need to live it to the fullest. Good luck. Here is hoping for 5 more weeks!

Angie said...

Congrats on reaching 35 weeks. Keep up the good resting. Not too many more weeks until there will be no rest!
Your table is darling as well. Take Care!

Daily Jot & Tittle said...

I love your table! What perfect timing..something to make you want to be home just to look at it! Hang in there..you are doing so well!

Dartay said...

Your kitchen is so dang cute, I love it! Can you come over and design mine now, it seems to be lacking compared to that! I feel like I haven't seen you in forever too! I hope the bed rest is going alright, sounds like you're making the most of it! Let me make ya pretty when you get that baby out!

LindsSawyer said...

I like the new table, congrats on the 35 weeks! This babe will be here before you know it!

Alison said...

Congrats on making it 35 weeks! I am so glad you got out of the house! You must have been going crazy! Your boys are so cute! I can't believe how big they are!

Petra said...

What a great looking table!! It looks great in your kitchen..and in mine. HEHEHEHEHE!

I am glad you are feeling good...hang in there.