A Bit Exciting!

When I was pregnant, I ordered a subscription to Pregnancy magazine.

Obviously, since you are only pregnant nine months, a year subscription will find you postpartum. Anyway, the magazine realizes this fact and always includes articles focused on things that you are concerned with once the baby has been born. During the January issue (that I got in early December) there was an article on breastfeeding that was great. The magazine, like others, encourages you to write in when you like or don’t like certain aspects. So, I decided to send them an e-mail. They also suggest that you send a picture that they can possibly include, if they incorporate your comments.

I wrote to the magazine when I got the February issue; Once my March issue came, I flipped directly to the section on “Readers’ Comments” to see if my little blurb made the cut. Sadly, but expectedly, there was nothing written by me. Needless to say, when the April issue came and I began to look through it, I did not turn to the comment section. I just began at page one. However, this month, when I got the page sixteen, I noticed a picture of me and Daniel! I ran over to Thomas and pointed at it. (he was a bit scared by my sudden movement his direction). I was really surprised, but also very happy to see the picture and my words!!! I read my original e-mail to see how much they changed it, and I noticed that only one word was changed and two were deleted, so it is mainly all me. Plus, the picture is big!

As you can tell I am very excited about this. It is really cool to see my words and Thomas’s picture in a REAL magazine.


Runner’s High

We’ve been blessed with some abnormally warm weather the past few days. Since February does not usually supply such great days, I’ve been hankering to take advantage of the sun. After my office hours and meeting (3 of my 9 hours a week away from Daniel) I gave Thomas a phone call as I walked to my car. He was commenting on how beautiful the day was proving to be and he kept telling me how I should go running. I was a bit irritated because I would have Daniel, not exactly the best running buddy. Thomas said I should put him in the stroller and go running. I quickly responded with a “We don’t have a running stroller. I can’t use the other stroller to run with.” Thomas, my wonderful, counselor husband, still attempts to fix things. He gladly tells me that I can go running once he gets home from work. Ever the pessimist, I tell him that it will be dark by that time and all the sunshine will be wasted.

Anyway, I go home and decide that it would not be too bad to go walking, instead of running. So, I get the baby hooked into the stroller and we go for a brisk 20 minute walk. It was more of a workout than I expected; 13 lbs or so of baby, plus a stroller makes for good load to push. A few hours after our walk, a friend from up the street, Liz, calls and asks if we want to go for a walk with her and her baby, hence, we are off for our 2nd walk of the day. I go into her house to chat for a bit.

While at Liz’s house, my phone rings; it is Thomas. He asks me where I am…..because he is at home…..at 3:30!!! He told me he came home early so that he could watch Daniel while I went for a run!!!

With my baby at home with my husband, I took off! I have not been a competitive runner for a few years, but I am a stress relief/pleasure runner; it always refreshes my spirit. Babies make talking off for a run difficult, but great husbands make it possible. (thanks babe! it was one of the best runs ever!)