Wednesday. It’s the middle of the week. You’ve just spent two days procrastinating doing things that need to be done. You have two days ahead of you that likely already have plans to get ready for weekend events. Wednesday. It could go either way. It could be totally unproductive or you could make it your most productive day of the week.
So why am I posting this in the Unplanned Pregnancy blog?
I remember being pregnant with the Munchkin. I was often paralyzed by fear, five days a week. On Monday I would think, “I need to call such-and-such agency and ask this question.” But my fear and anxiety would kick in and I’d say, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Monday would fade into Tuesday and before I knew it, Saturday would arrive and the ability to call anyone and ask my (very important) questions was removed. I repeated this process every week for the duration of my pregnancy.
I don’t want that to happen to another expectant mother! To be fair, I didn’t have a reliable internet connection during my pregnancy and didn’t have that wealth of information at my fingertips. But if you’re reading this blog, right now, then you do!
Once a week, on Wednesdays, I will write a post encouraging you to do something related to research or active participation in making a plan (be it parenting or placement). If you have already done such a thing that week, consider yourself good for the week. If you haven’t done that thing on Wednesday or find yourself a bit too scared to step out and do it, feel free to contact me (via comments or email) and I will help encourage you to get it done.
Your pregnancy is 40 weeks long. Depending on when you learned of your pregnancy, you most likely have anywhere from 36 weeks to just a solitary one to make a difference in your life and the life of your child. The more proactive you are in your research and active planning phase (you know, while you’re gestating!), the better the results will be in the end.
And while I took an entire post to tell you about this idea, I will give you a quick “What To Do Wednesday” tip for this very first week.
What to do today? Do something nice for yourself.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. While I’ll talk tomorrow about all you do have to be thankful for even considering your current state, I want you to do something this evening that is special for you. Take a long hot bath. Read a magazine. Have some chocolate. Just take care of yourself this evening. You deserve it!
And, yes, we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty next week… but taking care of yourself is just as important. Trust me!