Thanks for the encouragement on yesterday's post; I know I just have to remain patient. It's just tough. And yes, without getting specific, we have been trying all the supposed natural ways to induce labor. Well, except for Castor oil, because frankly I think that the possible 'rhea would be worse than just being patient and waiting!
I was talking to Jerry today about my feeling stressed and anxious about the waiting, and one thing that has occurred to me is that these feelings may be bothering me more than they usually would because I am not running. Usually, running is my primary stress reliever, and whenever I am feeling tense and worked up, I can count on a run to put me back in the right frame of mind, but since it's been 7 weeks since I stopped running, I think this has had its mental affect on me as well.
Walking and yoga are perfectly good exercise, and they have certainly been a good substitute to help me remain active in these final weeks, but ultimately they are not the same as running. So, in short, I miss it. And I clearly need it as well. But, I suppose it's hiatuses (not sure of the plural on that word: hiati? that can't be right) like this that help give me perspective and help me appreciate what running can do for me, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Anyhoo...other than waiting for the baby and missing running, there's not much for me to blog about: It's a rare moment when I don't have much to yammer on about, but I really do feel tapped for ideas lately. So, to tide you over, here's a little Jer-Bear and Scooter cuteness: We always joke that Scooter is part mountain goat because he likes to climb on top of the furniture, but I think he might also be part parrot since he looks like he's perched over Jerry's shoulder!