I did something very unlike myself today and pulled into the McDonald’s drive thru. This, in and of itself, is a strange move for me. The next bizarre thing I did was order a chocolate chip frappé…yes–chocolate, dairy, and caffeinated coffee–all items I’ve pretty much scratched off the list in general, and particularly while pregnant. I don’t know what came over me besides heat and sheer exhaustion. Well, those and the fact that I’m almost full term. Pregnancy will do funny things to a girl.
I kept up the odd behavior for a while, as it took me less than 20 minutes to drink the deliciously-bad-for-me thing in its entirety. Something has surely thrown this girl a curveball. I’m not feeling too guilty about it tonight, although I contemplated guilt for a while. As I learned while pregnant with Henry, you can be unbelievably careful most of the time and then coast off course just a little bit here and there…and baby still comes out a baby–and a healthy one at that! Thank goodness. I’m am certainly imperfect in my choices, even though I work really hard to be careful.
I needed the little push today. I was dragging like crazy. An almost fully developed little person can have that impact, and I’m ok with it. Especially the “almost fully developed” part. Can’t wait, can’t wait to meet this baby (minus the 20ish days we know we will wait, which I’m good with :). I still have a “few” projects I’d like to tackle before then.
Last random tidbit of the day, and then this mama is headed to bed: The guy in the truck behind me in the drive thru today was wearing a black baseball cap that read, “I am the greatest” in giant white letters across the front. I kind of thought it was awesome. And it made me think about how I hope our kids feel that way as they’re growing up. Not in a self-centered sort of way, but just in the sense that they know how much they are loved and how important they are to us…and to God. There’s my little nugget of wisdom for the Button today. Truly. As much as I can joke about a silly hat, little one, please know that right now, and forever more, you really are the greatest YOU you could ever be. And we love you for it. Please keep pressing into God for direction, and trust that when you’re following Him, you can’t go wrong.
mama to the greatest baby currently filling up my belly,