It has now been 22 weeks and 1 day since I’ve been on the back of a horse. That’s either just about 5 months or 155 days – whichever sounds more torturous.
But tomorrow baby boy and I hit the 34th week of pregnancy, which puts our April 28 due date just 6 weeks away – if we make it that long. Suddenly, not riding seems much more manageable with the bulk of the time behind me. It’s a good thing too – with the early spring weather, removal of the winter blankets, and green grass starting to poke through – I don’t think I could handle being grounded for much longer.
Some of my barn buddies were teasing me last night that I’d be showing up still in my hospital gown to go for a ride on my horse. While that makes for a funny picture, I figure with what my body is about to go through I’ll probably need a couple weeks to recover before I will even want to get up in a saddle.
For those of you who’ve been there done that, how long did it take you to get back in the saddle after delivering your baby?