Some Grace at 38 Weeks Pregnant

Grace Not Perfection
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As you may have guessed I’m pretty tired right now and things are getting very awkward. Dilated to 5 and baby girl is extra low which is really no fun at all. On top of things being physically hard, I’ve also been really hard on myself this last week or so, more than I usually am. I’m in full nesting mode without the ability to actual “nest” my house is cluttered and unorganized and things are just too bulky for me to move around. It’s frustrating. I want to do it all, I want it all done yesterday and I just can’t. Plain and simple, I can’t. In this type of situation I would normally just call my mom and she’d have everything taken care of in a matter of minutes, but my mom decided to skip town for a couple weeks (how dare she right?). So here I am completely sore as if I went horseback riding for a week straight, nonstop heartburn, can’t sleep, peeing constantly and my house is a mess!!! It’s driving me insane! My mom comes back tomorrow so I know there is light at the end of the tunnel, if I can just keep this baby in for a couple more days my mom will have the house ready and I’ll feel so much better about bringing her home!

Today is my hubby’s first day off in a while and he’s taking full advantage of the sunshine and has been in and out of the house. Normally I’d be annoyed because uhmm hello wanna hang out with me at all?! But not today. Today he’s taking Daddy Duty seriously and has had the little man with him all day!

Working outside with Daddy!
Working outside with Daddy!

 

So hooray, that means I can get things done right? I want to clean, I want to organize everything but 1. Hubby is watching to make sure I don’t do any of that and 2. I’m just too tired! So what to do with this free time? Well, I made myself comfy on the couch and I started to read. 📖

Grace Not Perfection
The Belly & The Book – Gracey Not Perfection

Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy was supposed to be my March book in my Year of Books but I just wasn’t into reading my original February choice so I chose to switch them up. I’m so glad I did. From the moment I opened the book, I knew that this was a book for me. I’m still reading it so this is not a review but I want to share how much it has already started to impact my life. From the get go the guilt of not having it all together started to melt away, I started realizing how silly I’ve been this past week. I mean, I’m about to have a baby and here I am concerned with the dishes! I want everything to be absolutely perfect when I bring baby girl home but what’s perfect? Is perfect a clean organized house or is perfect a home full of love and excitement? “Grace not Perfection” makes so many great points and has plenty of exercises to really get you thinking about your standards of perfection, how to simplify and allow yourself some GRACE. I’m already half way through and I can’t wait to finish…and read it again! This is the first time I’ve been this excited about a book in a very long time and I couldn’t have picked a better time to start reading this!

Have you already read Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy? I’d love to hear how it’s impacted your life!

xoxo
Jessica


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