Well, my last few rides have been so much better than before and today I was super proud of myself. I did a smooth walk to canter on a loose rein! I don't think I ever even accomplished that before my break from the saddle. In less than three months of riding, I have gone from a nervous wreck to be a solid, confident, proactive rider again.
I feel that with a little more endurance and strength, I will be ready to start that little girl of mine.