Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'm back.....plus one...

I apologize to everyone for falling off the face of the earth. Honestly....as you could probably gauge..my life began to spiral faster than even runninduff could keep up with. I am used to maintaining 3 major life events at once....but even this was just too much to handle. For those of you who need a little re-cap......I moved from Savannah, GA back to Cleveland, Ohio last spring. My husband, puppy & I moved back in with "the Mom" for a while until I finished grad school. I continued moving back and forth from Georgia & Ohio to finish up my school rotations while studying for my national board exam. I cram cram cram....take the exam...and go out partying. See below..


The little bit of relaxation (aka bud light)....and some sexy time to follow...and sure enough...I was knocked up! Of course I didn't figure this out for a while because I was one of those lucky girls that was tagged "un-preg-able" by the doctors...boy did I show them!! September comes and I finally graduate!!! YIPPPEEEE!! We took an awesome trip to Alaska....and began looking for houses. In October I began my career as a real grownup. What a crazy ride!! All of a sudden I was responsible for peoples lives all by myself...no one could have prepared me for how stressful yet rewarding it would be to start life doing anesthesia on my own. In November we found the perfect house...see the previous post. IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!! And this is where the blog fell by the wayside! Trying to manage being pregnant, my new career, buying/moving into a house, preparing a nursery......was more than I bargained for....and the blog died.

It also didn't help that as these events went down....my weight was going up. See below..


It was getting harder to maintain running and the other things that I used to blog about. I felt embarrassed...I didn't have much to talk about besides all the distractions pulling me away from running & staying active. After all...this blog was not titled "duffs crazy life"....I didn't think you all cared to hear the agonizing details of our house buying process...or what it was like to navigate through my first code (patient who crashed and needed advanced life support). Oh....so then there was the MAIN event! The birth!! haha....

I'd love to introduce to you my newest little fan....Carson Jay..





I LOVE HIM!! Don't you?? He was born March 19, 2010 (obviously..haha) at 5:18 pm. He weighed 7 lbs and 13 oz (who knew I could fit that much human in me?) and he was 21 inches long! So far he is an absolute doll...and we are in love. So here I am....4 weeks out....not budging on buying new clothes in a new size.....yet the old clothes aren't budging to fit over my hips!!! I decided to go for a "run" and see what happens......well without getting too graphic...I peed myself!!! You have got to be frickin kidding me! The joys of being a mother.....so here I am. I'm back!! I sincerely apologize for falling off the face of the earth...as many of you left nice comments wondering how I was. I'm alive...and well. The house is great....the baby is great...and Mom...is peeing herself! GREAT! (insert sarcasm). I'm totally ready to start getting back in shape and I can't wait to run another race! Missed you guys!! xoxo!

14 comments:

Chloe said...

CONGRATS!!! You and your hubby must be so proud!!! He is just precious!

X-Country2 said...

I was SO excited to see your blog bolded on my reader. Congrats on teh son. He's BEAUTIFUL!

D10 said...

Holy cuteness!!! Congratulations. The pictures are so very beautiful.

Jes said...

First of all, congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family! I was honestly worried that something had happened to you. I can't wait to read more about your life as a mom. Have a great week!

i am Susan said...

I am so glad that you are blogging again. Carson is absolutely adorable...can't wait to hear more about your journey as a new mother. It only gets better and better as time goes by.

Benson said...

so glad you're back.
wow, what a beautiful boy.
congrats and good luck getting back at it.

J said...

Congrats! He is so cute! You seriously don't look 9 months pregnant in that photo!!

Tracey said...

Congratulations on Carson, he is BEAUTIFUL! I may be somewhat biased, being the Mama to two gorgeous boys myself ;-) I am so happy that all is well with you and your family, hurray! I have to say tho, your belly at nine months was the size of mine at three months and I am not even kidding!!! And your baby was bigger than both of mine, so well done Mama! Looking forward to reading all about your new adventures in running, work and being a Mommy :-)

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations on the baby! It is amazing how much a body changes after a birth! It will get better though. That is awesome news about the house :) Have a great night!

Mnowac said...

Oh wow good to see you back! You baby is a doll, if you ever have any mom questions feel free to email me! mnowac@gmail.com. I am heading back to work, so don't know how much longer I will keep the blog up.

Anonymous said...

very very cute baby!!
congrats!!

sandy's family and friends said...

very very cute baby!! congrats!

Nikki said...

Congratulations, he's adorable.

Laura said...

SO glad you're back!!!! It seems like a lot of us took breaks and are now making a comeback :)