Flexibility Equals Bliss

by fitforthesoul in


So today is the day that Selah came to the world! Not.  But oh, how I wish that were true!

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Although I’ve been hearing left and right that it is quite normal for 1st babies to arrive later than the expected due date, I really had no idea that she wouldn’t be here by this morning.  Last night I definitely felt unpleasant symptoms that indicated that she was about to finally pop out of my body—but at this point all I can ask for is that she will be safe, healthy, and happy.  As for me and my emotions?  I’m really not that scared anymore, hallelujah!  I’m just at that point where I’m ready to welcome Selah because my brain cannot take the suspense anymore. Open-mouthed smile

Last night, Greg and I got probably a total of 2 hours of sleep due to the anticipation of, “oh man, what if she comes right now in the middle of the night?”.

Hopefully the photos I’m about to share will convey what a stupendous day I had today despite everything else!

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It all started at 6:30 am with a bowl of overnight oats topped with half of a Vitatop, berries, almond butter (I think this may be my new favorite nut butter!  Sorry PB), and Maranatha coconut butter that I got at Walmart for less than $7.  Now that’s a steal, isn’t it?

After a good while of doing things around the house I realized that I wouldn’t make it through the day if I didn’t take a nap, so a long 3 hour nap I took.  And you know what?  I don’t regret it one bit because I’ll be needing that energy soon.  Afterwards, I had some leftovers of the Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta for lunch and ran some last minute errands around town.

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My snack was a delicious gluten free blueberry pancake that I had left over from Greg’s breakfast today.  I made it into a sandwich by slathering it with almond butter and blackberry preserves.  It was so simple yet so decadent.

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Since I had the rest of the day open I decided to have some time alone and walked around Redondo Beach.  Not only did I want to spend time in the cool sea breeze one last time by myself, but I also wanted to get a light workout outside instead of at the gym.  I was also motivated to walk so as to hopefully quicken the start of labor.  Winking smile I’m not sure if it helped or not, but I’ll let you know soon.

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And now, I’d like to introduce you to Brian.  He’s a super laid back guy who makes his own beautiful jewelry and accepts donations in order to support his family.  He’s so talented that he actually makes some goodies right on the spot!  I fell in love with his custom made creations and ended up getting a bracelet studded with colorful stones.  If you ever find yourself at Redondo Beach in Cali, please make sure to stop by and check out his creations!  Say hi to him for me and support his business.

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I had no agenda to cook dinner tonight, nor did I want to touch our frozen meals because I’d like to leave those for when things get hectic around here.  So when my stomach started begging for dinner on the way back home I bought some food to-go for Greg and stopped by Mitsuwa Marketplace where I ordered the most scrumptious eel egg bowl I’ve ever had!  Either they make a mean eel egg bowl combo or my long eel-deprived body was desperately craving some.

Despite the anticipation that I’m feeling regarding Selah’s arrival, I would say that today happened for a good God-given reason and I thoroughly enjoyed it as I went with the flow.  Life is so much easier when we’re flexible and let things be, isn’t it??  But still, I’m curious to see if she will arrive on Father’s day.  That would be such a special holiday for her to be born because not only would all of our men be gathered together in one place, but it also commemorates the day that Greg got baptized over 6 years ago!  And a baby girl isn’t such a shabby Father’s day gift now, is it? Open-mouthed smile

Have a blessed night and talk to you soon.

  Were you born on your expected date?  Or was your child born ‘on time’?

-I was born one week early.

Do you enjoy going to the beach by yourself?

What’s one dish that you’ve been craving lately?

Love,

Ellie <33