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Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE

The Last Thanksgiving Before Baby

By November 22, 2012

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I remember very clearly that Thanksgiving twenty years ago when I was 38 weeks pregnant and some change. It was a quiet day. My husband and I made a small feast and enjoyed it in peace and quiet. We spent much of the day in reflection about, now only how thankful we were for our healthy baby-to-be, but thinking about how our lives were about to radically change.

I can't even begin to articulate that change to you. You can talk about sleepless nights, but it doesn't capture the quality of exhaustion that you feel as a new parent. I can talk about the depth of love that you can feel for your newborn baby, but how do you describe the smell of the back of a newborn's head or the feel of the soft fuzzy hair on your lips? There isn't anything else like it.

So today, as you're sitting here waiting for your bundle of joy, be that next week, next year or even if your baby is a mere sparkle in your eye, sit back and take a minute to reflect on the pure joy about to head your way. Think about where you've been to get to where you are today and how you plan to get to where you're going.

Have an amazingly wonderful Thanksgiving! And leave me a comment about what you're reflecting on today...

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