The last few months have been such a whirlwind!
In a nutshell, Luke and I got married!!!
My family came to visit us from Texas!
We had a baby shower…
and we finished our baby’s nursery!
Preparing for the birth of our little one has been the most thrilling, anxiety-inducing, loving, wonderful and enlightening experience. I have cried good and bad tears and learned so much about myself. I have gained 26 pounds and have never felt more plump or beautiful.
This pregnancy has dug up old wounds and healed them. It has brought Luke and I so close to one another. And it has made me so eager to get back to running! Seriously, I drool when I stare at the jogging stroller.
Today (Labor Day!) is our due date, and it has really sunk in that I will be giving birth any day now. I have done so much to ensure our birth plan goes off without a hitch. We took an 8 week childbirth education class this summer, which let me know the pains and joys of giving birth without medical drugs and interventions. It also made me really confident in my body and what it can do.
But today as I was driving home from Whole Foods, I was thinking about all the things my body has endured – specifically the long runs and races I have done. I have never felt more accomplished, empowered or strong as I have at the finish line of every single marathon. Running is actually very similar, I think, to giving birth. It leaves you scarred, fatigued, and sore. But at the end of the laboring, I will get to meet the love of my life. I know for sure that if I can run 26.2 over and over again, I can push this baby out! I can’t wait to see how it compares to finishing a brutal, challenging, soul-searching marathon.
Cheers to my next blog being one with photos of the baby!!!