I thought it was so badass keep running up until 40 weeks pregnant, and then it would be so much easier once I wasn’t carrying this huge fetus. But now, the weight manifests itself when I try to leave her.
Some things ended up just not being that important. Others are things you can wait on until you need them.
The things on this list were things that we sort of had, or only got last minute that ended up being *essential* after we came home from the hospital. Especially number two.
It’s amazing how rapidly your body undergoes a transformation over the nine months that you are pregnant. And then, how rapidly it transforms again after you give birth.
One week after we planned (she takes after her mother’s side of the family), Felicity Jean Reaves was born on Monday, July 21 2014 at 11:27 p.m.
I missed running. This was the first time since May 14 that I actually strapped on my running sneakers and heart rate monitor.
I think that the length of human gestation is pretty right-on. I feel like a completely different person than I was 9 months ago, after reading about 100000+ books and talking to other moms, and yoga, and childbirth classes, and meeting with the midwife, and movies, and support groups.
I had all these milestones to think about before the baby got here —this trip to visit family, or my brothers’ wedding, or this project to finish at work, or moving, or finishing the nursery — and now they are all almost done
After many months of looking and many months of waiting after finding the perfect place, our little (growing) family is in our new home.
It’s about time to officially call it: I’m finished running until after Baby Runs is born. The last time I went running was 20 days ago, and the more time that passes, the harder it is to imagine going out again.