Cry for Help

HELP ME!!!!

(How was that for a cry for help?)

Okay my dear sweet village I’m in need of some advice.

Here is the deal, I am in severe pain. I have had a lot of low back pain with all of my pregnancies, but I’m to the point where I can’t actually walk at the end of the day.

Turns out that is a little problematic.

Here are the main problems:

1. This is third pregnancy in rapid fire succession so my body has had almost zero recovery time. I am weak in the core and I know it, I just ant do a whole lot about it.

2. I carry my babies posterior which is notorious for causing back pain (also back labor, thus almost missing my first labor).

3. I have a precious, adorable, healthy twenty-three pound baby. While she is pretty independent she still needs a lift pretty often.

Of course the most common sense thing to do would be to just park it in my recliner and rest my weary back, but with two active toddlers that desperately need some time with mommy before new baby comes. Since it is Russ’s busy season I can’t even farm out the dreaded bath time!

Anyone with any experience got tips? Stretches, ideas, thoughts on how to make the next few weeks work without me ending up bedridden?

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5 thoughts on “Cry for Help

  1. Not much help – just a few thoughts on how to lessen the lifting. (1) step stool or step ladder for the sink; (2) diaper changes on the ground; and (3) when the toddler just wants to be held, instead of picking her up, get on the ground and give her a hug. A little time eye-to-eye should help. Of course, it won’t be as good for her as sitting on your hip while you make lunch, but after a few days, she’ll learn that mommy just can’t pick her up much. You can also try letting her climb into her own car seat or getting help from big sis to do so. As for baths… ugh. No clue – maybe just hose them off in the drive way?! šŸ˜‰

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  2. Do you have a kid pool? Fill it up with bubble bath and call it good. Have someone else give them a real scrubby bath once or twice a week. Americans over-bathe; it isn’t like toddlers can get actual B.O. so you should be fine.

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  3. I agree with EVERYTHING said above, those are some awesome pieces of advice. For treating pain, I have to recommend White Fir essential oil. Wish I were close so I could come help you out! I know how tough it is. Hang in there, sweetie!!

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  4. The chiropractor is the ONLY thing that helped me. I went 3 times a week and she would stretch me and knew all the best places in my back – she was in the delivery room with me too because of my back labor.

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