Friday, July 25, 2008

A Different Kind of Race

I finally finished my race of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It has been a tough past few months but all the work paid off and I now have a beautiful 9lb 8oz baby girl (I told you I was huge). I had an amazing natural delivery and was so glad to use water this time. If you want to read about the details check out my personal blog http://www.ryanandroxybrown.blogspot.com/ It is funny how when I am in labor I think of the challenges during a hard run, and when I am running I often refer to the difficulty of child birth... for me they go hand in hand.

Sophia is two weeks old today and I am already itching to start running again. I usually wait until about four weeks so we will see how my hips and pelvic bone handle running. Oh how I miss running! I am going to need your help as I start all over again...here I come ladies!

Good luck to those who are doing the Spudman Tri. (Foxy and Smith). I really wanted to come and cheer you on, but will be out of town all weekend...Dang it! It isn't very often that I have some awesome Marathon Mommies so close to home. I will have to catch you at another race soon.

13 comments:

amydear said...

She's adorable! Congrats. I'm sure you'll be out running in no time. I was so anxious to start that I did at 2 weeks. It wasn't so bad. I'm amazed with anyone who can do a natural birth. Maybe someday!

JP said...

CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations!

The Payne Family said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely darling!!

cherl said...

WOW!!! She's beautiful. Congratulations to all of you!

Mason and Terri's Mom said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations!! (I'm such a lurker)

I only comment for fresh babies! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That is a big baby!!! Way to go natural.....I myself enjoyed the drugs thoroughly.

Ang said...

Wooooooohoooooooo!! Congratulations! She really is soooooooo beautiful and precious!

poky girl said...

What do you do when you think you're done having kids and then you see a beautiful baby like that and you just want one soooo bad?
You look way too good to be in labor.
Best wishes!

Charity said...

I echo poky girls sentiments...you look way too good to be delivering!

Congratulations on the new addition!

foxontherun said...

congratulations. She is so cute.

Kelly(M&M) said...

I kept checking for this update and then I forgot to comment! It sounds like a perfect birth experience. Having had C-sections, I will admit I am a little jealous! Your daughter is beautiful!! Enjoy your rest. You will be on the road soon enough! Take care and congratulations!!

Stohl Fam said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!