Thursday, January 17, 2008

Latina Penguin Runner becomes a Mom

How does the infamous Latina Penguin Runner become a Latina Penguin M-O-M...I'm not quite sure either but if you follow me along this journey you & I will find out the answer to this & much more together.

My last blog entry ended with the day after my biggest goal ever, running the NYC Marathon. Much like a marathon the journey to motherhood requires least as much training as you can get in these short 9 months. As I navigate the world of pregnancy and an all new world of medical technology, I find my emotions ranging from excitement of the unknown to the fear of the unknown...motherhood. How DOES one prepare for motherhood?

I looked back& read my very first post on my blog back in May 2006 (WOW how time flies!) and I see that I was just as nervous & excited as I am today about different things of course but nevertheless it was a road untraveled by me. I was but a wee penguin those days waddling through 4 miles then 6 miles. I remember taking baby steps to ensure that I would reach my goal week after week, month after month, until the big day arrived. It was my greatest accomplishment yet to complete the whole 26.1 miles around New York City!

I feel like a wee penguin now, just kicked out of Mama Penguin's nest and out in the world to form a family of my own. Will I know what to do? Will I know what to say? Will I know how to be a good Latina Penguin Mom? I don't have the answers just yet but I hope I get them soon and in just a few short months I hope to reach my GREATEST accomplishment yet...becoming a MOM :)