Monday, June 28, 2010

Phew.

Today is one of those days when just making it to the morning naptime feels like a huge triumph. Toward the end of my pregnancy with Lucy, my back started killing me. It hurt during my pregnancy with Will. And now it's begun hurting me again. I think it has something to do with routinely walking around with 20-30 pounds of children on my left hip.

Anyway, last night, I hobbled up the stairs to help Bob with putting the kids to bed ... and then I just went to bed. I knew I didn't have it in me for another trip down & up the stairs. This morning, I'm better, but not much. I'm a little leery of pain medication, assuming I'm much more likely to do more than I should, if I'm not feeling the warning pain messages my body's sending me. So I've just been trying to lift the kids as little as possible (thank God that Will can now climb the stairs by himself!). The two little ones are down for a nap, and I'm about to lie down on the couch downstairs.

I'm going to be checking into my insurance coverage, because I believe I'm ready to see a chiropractor. I know they often get a bad rap, but I'm ready to give it a shot.

As my college roommate pointed out, I brought this on myself...

That's 40-ish pounds of children I'm carrying, and I do that more than I should.

2 comments:

Radiant Readhead said...

oh Lord annie!!!! lol....well, think of the work out you get...lol...no need to run 5 miles a day:) i went to a chiropractor for years and felt AMAZING!!! people who give them a bad rap have never gone to one. You will probably be sorer after the first visit, but after that you feel awesome!! i think i need to go this week, b/c i rode mike for the first time in 10 months (before the pregnancy), and now i feel like i had a stake driven up my back!!

intellectualoid said...

Roger Rodibaugh, D.C. Nice guy, roughly $26 per session. He's been my Chiropractor for years now, though I don't need one often.