Last week I read this absolutely beautiful post over at Coffee + Crumbs about hand-me-downs. It brought me to tears as I reflected on all the hand-me-downs I've received with Pep's due date just days away.
I'm thankful for the hand-me-downs of a car seat so that we may have one for each of our cars when we both resume working full-time.
I'm thankful for the hand-me-downs of a family friend telling me as she was leaving my baby shower, "You'll be fine [in labor]. Honestly, I thought zip-lining was much more challenging!"
I'm thankful for the hand-me-downs of a crib mattress and the real Mom talk of a friend who just became a Mama in July.
I'm thankful for the friend who dropped by yesterday with a freezer meal in hand, and proceeded to tell me that the pan was a magical pan that would come back with another meal for the next 365 days whenever it was returned because she recognized that "it takes more than 6 weeks to figure all this out."
I'm thankful for the hand-me-downs of baby boy clothes and a "safe word" for whenever I just need to drop the baby off and take a break, courtesy of my absolutely amazing sister-in-law.
For all the offers of comfort food, of free babysitting, of compliments when I feel less than myself,
I am so thankful for the women in my life.
|A belly comparison shot for good measure: 19 Weeks // 29 Weeks // 39 Weeks|
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