Wow! Time flies and I haven't found the time to blog!
Today my little princess turned 12 weeks!! Yes 3 months old!
I am sitting here going back to 12 weeks ago when I went on a 7 km run at 37 weeks pregnant.
I was already on maternity leave. I still remember I had a great run! I didn't stop I felt strong.
I posted this on Instagram:
|2 Days Before Giving Birth!|
After dinner usually I go shower my boy and read a book for him but today was not the day! I felt my whole middle body acting funny and getting painful. I remember posting this on IG:
I was not yet 38 weeks!!Around 11:00 pm I called my neighbour and asked her if my son can sleep at her place and asked my hubby to drive me back to the hospital. I told him to pack his stuff bring the car seat camera etc... but he refused to believe that he will be meeting his little princess in few hours. I packed my stuff and for clothes for the baby and we headed to the hospital. Sure enough I was in Labor and it was matters of hours before we meet our little Angel.
This is my beautiful Gaelle!
After experiencing a C-section with my son, I got to experience a natural birth with my daughter and I honestly can't explain what an amazing feeling! you feel that special bound of motherhood.
Everything went so smooth and 2 hours later I was already home and 3 days later I was already out of the house and not even 2 weeks later I was already jogging!
Running after giving Birth
I read and heard all kind of stories concerning running after giving birth. This time I ignored everything I decided to listen to my body and go with the flow. First few runs were run/walk/run I kept doing it until I felt comfortable to run without the need to stop.
Today at 3 months Post Pregnancy I run the following races and I am feeling stronger day after day!
RokjesdagLoop (5k) 6/04 21'23 (5 weeks Post Pregnancy)
ZomerAvondCup (5k) 15/4 20'45 (6 weeks Post Pregnancy)
ISF International (HM) Beirut 27/4 1:36:59 (8 weeks post Pregnancy)
Beirut Womens Run (10k) 4/5/2014 44'09 (9 weeks post Pregnancy)
Leiden Marathon (HM) 18/5 1:35:17 (11 weeks post Pregnancy)
ZomerAvondCup (5k) 21/5 20:25 (11 weeks post Pregnancy)
De Loop Van Leidcherijn (7.5k) 29/5 31:09(12 weeks post Pregnancy)
They say you need 9 months to get back in shape, as of today I am almost there, few kg to go but not too worried about it! Life is quiet busy with 2 kids/hubby/work/running/friends but still managing to jungle everything together :)
This is Gaelle at 3 months old the little Love of my life!