Baby Ari is five weeks old now – she’s giving me one good 6 hours stretch of sleep most nights (record is 9! 9 hours! I was ecstatic!) and with the C-Sec wound closed and clean, I’m starting to try to get back into life again. For me this means two things. First and foremost is getting this sciatica under control. Starting next week there will be pool visits (hopefully 3 a week) to do some gentle laps and movement in a low impact environment to try to get some condition back. Not being able to move for 6 months really undoes all your hard work at the gym I’m here to tell you! Bring on the splash splash. The reason that has to come first is so my hips don’t explode when I get to my other projects next year (i’m hoping there will be many)!
Secondly, and somewhat more interestingly from your point of view I imagine, is that I’ll be getting back on board with ‘An Inspired Cookbook’! This is a project I was involved in before Ari made it physically impossible for me to do anything, and much to my delight the other ladies involved held onto my job for me and are keen for me to come back! For someone who was starting to feel like they’d dropped off the social radar, finding out they still wanted my help was a big lift and I’m so glad to have something to get involved with!
The cookbook started life as a fundraising platform for the Hobart Mums Network, (I’ve written about them before) run by Christine Jolly here in Hobart. As with many great projects, it was taken on with great gusto by a group of women (myself included) who probably had no idea how much work would actually be involved! That said, I think these ladies have proven that they can more than rise to any occasion, and with photographers, printers, graphics designers and social media on board, come release date I think everyone will be very impressed with the result. Keep your eyes on this space for the launch of our social media campaign in the new year, and the opportunity to preorder a copy!