Hello, hello, hello 🙂
As always, I find myself returning to this space when I am in the midst of some sort of change that I am inspired to document and/or in need of some sort of accountability. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about both!
Back in May (on the day of our one year wedding anniversary) I took a pregnancy test and got the exciting news that we were expecting a baby. Fast forward… I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and, as one would expect, my life has changed dramatically in just a short period of time.
This weekend last year I ran my first half marathon. This year, on that very same Saturday, I will be attending a prenatal yoga class that I have fallen in love with. My diet has shifted. My exercise routine has scaled back. My living space has changed (we moved last week). My thoughts are consumed with things like pelvic floor exercises, childcare, breast pumps, and checking out every stroller that passes me by on the street.
I am trying my best to embrace it all, to listen to my body, and to be kind to myself, although this is not an easy thing to do. The fact that my body is growing a tiny human is beyond baffling to me, and helps me put a lot into perspective.
When I look back at the past few months and try to recall how the first half of my pregnancy went, I realize that these precious memories are already slipping away. I wish I had been better at documenting those early days of pregnancy.
So, I plan to return to this space weekly to check in with how life is feeling for the rest of the pregnancy. This is mostly for my own personal reasons, but I also love reading other people’s pregnancy updates, so I figure maybe there is someone out there who would enjoy mine.
Even though life is about to get busier than ever, I am excited to write again and to be able to share in the way that is most comfortable for me — through words.
Look out for new posts on Mondays — and whenever else I feel like it. I am not sure on what format these posts will take just yet, so if there is anything you are curious about, let me know.
Thanks for reading during this special time!