This is it, folks! Tonight I suit up to play competitive volleyball with my women’s team. Not sure they, or I, know what we’ve gotten ourselves into! A few notes about my current status:
a) my feet grew, so I have exactly two pairs of shoes I can wear. Thankfully, one of those pairs are cross-trainers, but they certainly aren’t my former volleyball court shoes. I’m very happy that I have two ankle braces, just in case I go over on them.
b) I found ONE pair of shorts that will work for tonight. This is better than I anticipated. I was breaking out in cold sweats (pun not intended originally, but…) at the thought of what the heck I could wear on bottom to play in.
c) There are no jerseys that will cover this stomach right now. I still don’t know what I will do, but worse case I will wear a jersey of my husbands and hope they don’t charge my team their bond money due to the fact that I don’t have a proper team jersey on.
d) I believe I may have an issue with this malformed/odd belly of mine. I think I have diastasis recti, and may even have a herniated belly button. I haven’t had time to start to rebuild/rectify this issue. Have no idea how it will impact my ability to play.
e) While I was able to swim during my pregnancy, I generally took it REALLY easy, not only due to my baby Hailey’s condition, but because prior we had had three miscarriages, and I frankly didn’t want a single reason to point to that may have impacted a fourth. This meant that:
f) It has litterally been a full year since I played volleyball. This is gooonnnnna hurt!
That said? SO EXCITED.