Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, May 2012

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for my old freedoms and capabilities. It’s not so much parenthood as it is the way pregnancy has knocked out my energy. But I guess that’s parenting too and I need to make my peace with it. But I do long for the days like this picture – hiking up mountains in the snow with my love.

Each season brings its challenges and I know that I need to see achieving a healthy pregnancy and (hopefully) a healthy, natural childbirth for me and Elijah, are my physical challenges for this season, and lacking energy is part of it.

Of course, I look forward to someday hiking up mountains in the snow again, carrying a baby.