More like Ouch! it’s a baby. Well, on July 20th 2010 at around 1:15pm I delivered a beautiful baby girl. She has blonde hair, I think blue eyes, and she weighed a whopping 6lbs 15oz. My largest baby yet by 1oz. I had an epidural as I did with my other three children, but this time it had absolutely no time to work fully before she was making the trip out of my uterus and into the new world. Basically, she may have been my fourth and last child but it was the first time I felt that “pressure” they warn you about. It was intense. Thankfully she came quick because I didn’t think I could push any more. Unfortunately, I pushed so hard that I injured my neck. Yes that’s right, my neck. Weird I know. You would think I would have injured a number of other body parts. This really sucked because the last couple of months of the pregnancy was so limiting for me physically. I was feeling guilty for appearing so fragile to my two year old. Resenting how my husband would phrase things to her like “you can’t play with mommy”. I really hated that. I worried it was going to create some kind of distance between us or something. That was just me being paranoid. Not to mention emotional due to crazy pregnancy hormones. My husband was just trying to take care of me and the baby.
So for the first two weeks of recovery, I was on prescription pain meds just to be able to function. I still have some limitation of movement in my neck but at least I know it is not permanent. I was frightened for a while that it would be months before I felt normal again and then I wondered if I was going to need intervention from a chiropractor. To make things worse, I thought I may not be able to start working out again like I have been looking forward to for so long. Anyways, almost three weeks post birth, I am feeling much like my old self again. I plan on resuming some sort of work out routine very soon. I will keep you posted on what I decide will work best for me right now while I have feedings every 3 hours and a rambunctious toddler running around (remember my previous problem with the monkey, a few posts down).
I really felt handicapped for the past few months now. It has really made me so thankful for my health. I’m already only 10lbs from a weight range that really looks best for me but I think about the people who struggle with so much more weight and definitely a real handicap because weight is within our own will power to change. With this thought, I would really love to encourage anyone out there that may be living with extra weight to just MOVE. Lol, that reminds me of a song I used to have on my mp3 player I used to love working out to. If you like rock you may be interested in it Move by Thousand Foot Krutch. Back to my thoughts, starting is the hardest part, believe me I know. Even if you work out 10min tomorrow and not again for a month, that is still a start. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Remember it is a life style change, so it is a change in your mind,body,and spirit.
I guess I’m going to wrap this up by asking for some suggestions in work out music since I myself am starting up again. I think I have the most broad taste in music than anyone I know.