Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d do the Thankful post today. Cuz you know, it’s the right thing to do. After all, I have a ton to be thankful for.
First and foremost, I am incredibly thankful for my husband. I spend a lot of time teasing and poking fun of him, but the reality is that I could never want to think of a life without him. Not only is he my rock, he’s the most supportive husband and amazing father to our little Peanut. It’s never been as obvious as it has become when we found out that I’m pregnant with our second little one. Jon has taken on about 80% of the house chores, most of the morning duties (getting out of bed these days is impossible), and even a few meals. I sure hope he knows how much I appreciate him.
I’m also thankful for our little Peanut. I know that every child is perfect in their own way, but I couldn’t imagine a better fit to our family. Peanut is thoughtful, caring, loving, and playful. She is so much more than my mind could ever imagine.
Since we’re on the immediate family train, I’m also thankful for the tiny little nugget growing inside me. I may complain of the pains, aches, and lack of sleep, I am so so so grateful for this chance. I’m happy I get to carry our second baby and I’m dying to meet him or her.
I won’t forget our pup. Travis is the most patient dog I’ve ever met. He loves his family, yes even our little Peanut, unconditionally. I love watching him get excited every morning when it’s time to get P out of her crib. I just gotta remember that when he’s growling at our kid for pulling his ear for the 50th time that day.
And I can’t be thankful enough for the rest of our families. Jon and I are so lucky to be part of wonderful, caring, warm families. It’s amazing, really, how alike our families are – I know that in a drop of a hat they would give up everything for one another. And that’s just not as common as I wish it were.
I’m thankful for the friends we have that are often just as close to us as family is. I don’t know if it’s luck or what, but we’re surrounded with amazing people.
On a less serious note (because I’m like halfway in tears here already; blaming the hormones for this one), I am also thankful for the insane amount of food that I’m about to eat. And, this year especially, I’m thankfully for the comfort and elasticity of maternity pants. Yes, my friends. I’ve hit the jackpot – Thanksgiving dinner with a maternity elastic. I know you’re jealous.
Happy Turkey Day!