Running helped me ward off lots of icky-ness during pregnancy and I think helped me keep my weight in check. I gained a total of 26lbs and was back in my normal clothes when I got home (though my belly doesn't quite have its original firmness, I am back to my usual size!) I credit running to that.
So, I hope this encourages others-- if I can do it, you can too! And lots of ladies have done it even before me, so you can feel safe running!
And now I leave you with a couple photos of my new little man-- no one could have really told me how hard these first couple weeks would be, but I also can't explain how in love I am with my son and how blessed I feel to see my husband embrace his new role as a great dad!
These are of little man at 1 week-- he'll be 2 weeks old tomorrow!