If you would have told me five months ago I would be nursing my baby in the middle of ballet class, I would have thought you were a crazy person!
Five months ago I was struggling so much with breastfeeding. Every other day I wanted to quit. Practically every other day I was visiting my lactation nurse. I was constantly text messaging friends for support. I was telling my husband, "Don't let me give up!"
And look at me now:
It brings a whole new meaning to "The Boobie Barre"!
I also didn't think I would be getting back into dance at three months postpartum. But I did it! I was determined to stick to my mantra of "just get moving!" I'm so thankful that my ballet class allows me to wear Adelaide, and bring Emmalyn. This class is something I look forward to each and every week. Sometimes I am super stressed leading up to it (...Emmalyn doesn't want to get her shoes on, I accidentally take a wrong turn and end up on the interstate, Adelaide's crying, etc., etc.) BUT I leave it all on the dance floor!
I couldn't do the class without the amazing women and teacher who help and support me each week. They help me schlep my
Oh! I could easily make excuses for not going. I could easily say: "It's just too much work... It's too far of a drive... I'm too tired..." because let's face it--all the latter are completely true.
But it's so worth it.
The hour-and-a-half my feet glide across the dance floor is therapy to me. It's hot and sweaty therapy! For that hour-and-a-half I get to be me.
I never foresaw nursing my baby at the ballet barre in my future. But looking down at her sweet cherub face, catching her smiling at me mid-plies, is quite magical. Sharing my passion with my littlest one is special and unique, and well--just magical.
Five months ago I would have thought you were crazy for saying this was in my future.
And now? I'm the crazy person.
And I love it!
P.S. Do you think So You Think You Can Dance will add another genre of dance next season called Boobie Ballet? ;-)
*TELL ME: What do you like to do for exercise post-babies? What *excuses* are holding you back? I encourage you do go after what you want--and make it happen! You are way more capable than you think!