I’m still here! 39 weeks and counting :-)

I’m still here! 39 weeks and counting 🙂

Almost 39 weeks

I’ve received a lot of questions this week

…asking me if I am “ready.”  It is a fair inquiry, completely appropriate and understandably sincere. Yet it is quite hard to answer! Am I ready to not be pregnant? Yes.  Am I ready for a completely different pace with two children rather than just one? Hmm….I hope so! Am I ready to meet this little human whom I have been growing inside of me and who has dictated what I eat, how I feel and how I look? Um, double yes. Am I ready for inevitable sleepless nights, newborn surprises/concerns and ‘new’ parent worry? Come on, can one ever really be ready for that?  At 39 weeks pregnant, I know this for sure: I am ready embrace whatever this next adventure brings forth for myself, my family and my career.  I am ready to integrate this little being into my life.  And that, my dear family, friends, and clients, feels really good to write down.

What’s going in the Gratitude Journal tonight? Definitely this:

This pregnancy has not been without its ups and downs with how I have felt week to week, but I am beyond grateful I was able be with so many of you in the studio during the past 8 months.  The picture above was taken on my last full day of teaching, last Thursday, a day that felt so satisfying and fulfilling that I can happily say there is no filter on my smiling face.  To teach up the 38th week of my pregnancy, including my Buff Bones mat class, had been a goal of mine all along and I was elated to complete it.  And, I’ll admit, I wanted all your good vibes and well wishes as close to my labor and delivery date as possible! I don’t know who wouldn’t!

Of course I’ll miss you…but I always come back!

So many of us have been together through life’s ages and stages.  Ultimately, that means we support each other even when we have to be out of the studio.  Colleagues and clients alike – THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting me throughout my pregnancy and now during my leave.  Please keep in touch, send me texts and pictures and keep me updated on how you are doing.  I know some of you have some important doctor appointments coming up, family trips, anniversaries, etc. and I want to hear about them as you can.  For my part I will post a bit on Instagram @yourdailypractice, but really the best way to stay in touch is via email or text. I am just a smart phone away. 🙂

Please continue to keep me and my family in your best intentions, prayers and thoughts as we make this transition into a family of five. (We count Lulu, our dog, in case you are wondering where I got that number 🙂 The next newsletter will be a baby announcement so stay tuned!

Till then, in love and life –

xo,
Francine

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