…and running with a sprightly dog says my blog. I haven’t run in months and miss it so. Now that bug is born, I asked my midwife when can I run? When you feel up for it, she said.
Bug is 12 days old today and I don’t feel up for it yet. But I am close. I went skate skiing yesterday and, man, it was different than it used to be. Grateful to fit in my ski gear, I fed bug and then we all scurried about to accommodate the small window created by her newly full tum. Andy was instrumental in it happening; he could sense my bummed outness when the boys went skiing on Christmas Eve.
So, yesterday morning, he said Babe, what do I need to do to make sure you get out and ski today? And I thought, Gee, I have the greatest guy in the world. So while it wasn’t downhill skiing, I got out and it felt (really effing hard and like my legs are at least 72 pounds each) great.
Andy, his mom, Alice and bug went for a hike up Pattee so they were near my ski path. I huffed along for the first time without my girl since her entry to my world. I have new reason to be strong and keep up with my passions and needs. I have new purpose to be a person who cares for herself and her community. And, a new perspective on efficiency and multi-tasking.
My fresh approach comes from my little bug who is staring up at me as I type (I am learning the important skill of typing with one hand). She has changed everything. But in my first few days of parenthood I am happy to report that my man and I haven’t sacrificed all else we love. It is possible even though many said it wasn’t: we can keep on with our passions and interests with bug in tow. It is just richer and more treasured. And I think really great for her.
We got home just in time for her next feeding. Still in my ski clothes, we melted into my bed.
After a full night of bug action, Andy is up at our local hill right now. He read the snow report as soon as he woke this morning, checked-in with his girls to make sure all was well, made his french toast and coffee and was out the door within minutes.