Saturday, September 24, 2011

This Little PIggy

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I signed up for the Duke City Marathon 5-K race. I don't think that I'll actually be "racing" so much as "hoping that I can run the whole time, and finish."

I started this week with walk/runs for 25 minutes, taking Bryce in the jogging stroller. Downloaded a nifty little app (free!) to use on the iPod. It basically just shouts out when to walk and when to run, and it will gradually up the running time and lower the walking time until I'm running the whole time. It feels so good! The only challenge is, of course, finding time to go do it. There's no way I can get myself out of bed before 6:30 a.m., so running on weekdays gets tricky.

This, and Ty and I finally hooked up the kid-trailer to the bicycle. Bryce enjoyed his ride and Ty felt pretty good afterward too!

Bronwyn chats

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bryce as a horse

Click to see Bryce as a horse! It may be a little early for Halloween...

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Bronwyn in the bouncy-chair

L & D

I had to go to OB triage the other day because I was incredibly ill with whatever horrible virus has been circulating, and I just needed to see a doctor (or, in this case, a nurse midwife - just as good, if not better). All the rooms were full, so I had to wait in the waiting area, which is between OB triage and the Labor & Delivery unit - L&D.

I watched all the people in the waiting room, they were there waiting for new grandchildren or brothers, or sisters, or nieces, nephews, etc. They were patient and happy. One older gentleman and his wife looked a bit concerned. I saw them wheel a woman and her brand new bundle out of L&D to the elevator that takes you down to the Mother/Baby unit. She looked exhausted and happy.

I started to feel sad that I'm not going to ever go into an L&D unit again as a patient. Sad, and at the same time, totally relieved. But still there was a sadness I can't deny. I did like being pregnant for 6 of the 10 months, but I am also really happy to be not pregnant. So much ambivalence!

So the child-bearing part of my life is done, and I'm working for the next 20-odd years on the child-rearing part.