MainlyRunning…and Mommying

28 Apr

Every April I start to get reminders that my domain name is about to expire. That means it’s been another year since I launched MainlyRunning, and in some cases, another year since I actually sat down and wrote a post. Around this time I also get reminders in the form of the “On This Day” feature in Facebook where I see what I posted this time last year, and the year, and the year before that. So here we are again, in April, giving this another go. But something is very different this time, something both very big, and very small at the same time: this time, as I write, my daughter lays between me and my husband on the couch. She joined us on December 30th, and no “On This Day” will ever be the same.

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Little Miss the day after she was born

This time last year I was just a little, tiny bit pregnant and I renewed the blog with the intention of blogging through my pregnancy. But, as you know, you’re not supposed to tell people when you’re just a little bit pregnant, so I stayed mum. Then, around the time that we stated telling people about the pregnancy in earnest I had a subchorionic hemorrhage (layman’s terms: I started bleeding) which led us to believe we might lose the baby, so I stopped telling people, and certainly didn’t feel up to blogging about it. It resolved itself, and Baby Main kept on growing, and we got busier and busier preparing for her arrival, and it seemed as though too much time had past to start blogging about my experiences… and now here we are, with a baby that’s about to be 4 months old, and a domain name that was itching to be renewed.

So once again, MainlyRunning is back. But with a new twist – we now have the mommy angle, the baby factor, and a little bit (okay, maybe a lot) of added cuteness! Stay tuned as I recap the last year, and then fill you in on the blessings, whoopsies, and overall antics of being a running, working, volunteering, wife-ing, (not in that order) mom.

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Little Miss early Tuesday morning

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2 Responses to “MainlyRunning…and Mommying”

  1. Donna Russell April 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    Awww Jess! How I miss the good ole days when you guys were girls and we went GS camping! And now here you are…all grown up, married, successful and a mommy too! I’m so happy that even with my move from PA we still eventually connected (Thank you FB!) and you are still a part of my life. No matter how infrequently we ‘talk’ or see each other I like the little tidbits you share that give me a little insight to one of ‘my girls’ lives! The years I spent doing GS were some of the most rewarding in my life! I’m so proud of you! And I still love ya!! Hugs!

    • Donna Russell April 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

      Lol…I just read that and had to stop at ‘when you guys were girls’. Lol. You know I meant you and Stacey and my other girls!

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