In case you did not know I am currently 26 weeks pregnant! It is such an exciting time. Its also been challenging in so many ways. My body is changing and I have experienced all the aches and pains that comes along with that. Along with my body, my weekends also look a lot different. Going into pregnancy I figured I would continues to do all the same activities I did before, and I have, but at a much slower pace. I still get outside almost everyday and Im staying healthy and active, but I have not made a single climbing trip to Joshua Tree, or done a winter summit. Even more upsetting I have not been skiing! Its been an epic snow year in Southern California and although I trust my abilities on skis I do not trust all the crazy people on the slopes. Although I have not been getting out as much as I did before I was pregnant I feel so powerful right now. Growing a little human is such an amazing experience. I have a completely new view of my body and how incredible it is. I’m going to be honest, going into pregnancy I was worried about weight gain, how my body would change, and how long it would take me to recover. Now that I am pregnant though I feel so good in my own body. I am a vibrate fertility goddess, I trust my body to grow and bloom into a vessel for growing my baby. Pregnancy is not all sunshine and rainbows and I definitely have days I feel not so goddess like, for example back pain, insomnia, and hormonal breakouts on my face. Overall though I am amazed by how strong I feel at this time in my life. I want to be able to look back at this time and be reminded of how powerful and beautiful I felt. Luckily I have friends with great photography skill.
All photos by Jenny Montenegro @elevate.and.create