Welcome to MamaClimbs! With this blog I hope to document my active pregnancy and active post-pregnancy recovery as well as the joys and challenges of climbing with kids. I have a 4 year old girl, Ella, who frequently accompanies us out climbing. She recently has begun climbing herself, which is exciting to see. We have never pushed her to climb, just exposed her to the sport and gotten her used to ropes and harnesses. She has enjoyed hanging from the rope and swinging since she was about 2 years old.
As you may have noticed, we’ve also taken her all over the globe for climbing. Spring 2010 we spent 5 months in Europe, which you can read about at www.rosegoes.com. We try to balance our climbing time with doing fun kid stuff with her on rest days. We’ve managed to keep climbing at a high level while raising Ella and now we’re hoping we can repeat the experience with #2. This time around I’m going to attempt to document it better with a blog so I can share some tips with others who hope to continue to climb with kids.
If you’re still reading, you may be wondering who am I and what qualifies me to be writing this blog. I am a climber of 13 years with published articles in Climbing Magazine and Urban Climber. I also run a website about climbing injuries called www.climbinginjuries.com (I’m a Physical Therapist). During my last pregnancy, I climbed until I was 37 weeks pregnant and since having Ella, I’ve managed to climb 8a (or 5.13b).
So, here we go again. I’m now 12 weeks pregnant and all is going well so far. I plan to obtain as much used baby stuff as I can both to save money and be “green”, so I may post a bit on that as well. Oh, and if you have time, check out my online interviews. The first is at a great blog called Crag Mama who also blogs about climbing with a kid. http://cragmama.com/2011/06/an-interview-aimee-roseborrough/
The second interview is at Cassandra Forsythe’s blog where she has done a series of interviews on active pregnant women. All the interviews are really great if you’re interested in how to stay super active when you are pregnant. Here’s the link to mine: http://www.cassandraforsythe.com/blog/Fit+Pregnacy+Interview+Part+11/
And now I’ll leave you with the first picture of “limey” as she/he is known this week (due to being the size of a lime).