It was a long time between posts for me. Sorry everyone.
I can’t believe baby Stewie is 7 1/2 weeks old, and already he is almost 25 inches long and closing in on 12 or 13 pounds. That qualifies him as a big boy. Urban Mummy and I actually refer to him as the weed because like a weed, he’s growing like crazy.
The main problem with child #2 is that this one does not sleep very well at all. It figures since Linus has returned to his great sleeping 7:30pm to 7:30am, and with every passing day that he sleeps like this, he allows us to recharge our batteries. Linus, you see used to sleep very well until UM fell pregnant, and I think Linus knew something was going on and wanted to spend more time with us and that mean less sleeping. It’s been tough, as all you parents know, when a newborn is up every 2-3 hours that there is little time to rest as a parent, let alone looking after another child who is almost 2-year-old.
Thank you to everyone who has posted positive comments to help us cope with the lack of sleep and we appreciate you all for thinking of us and passing on your hints, tips and techniques. Parents need advice and support and those who turn their cheek and ignore often need it down the road. So thank you.
As for me…
For the first time in just over 7 months – after physiotherapy, chiropractor, massage, exercise, rest, ice, heat, drugs, no drugs … I have temporary relief from the pain in my periformus. I can actually get out of the bed in one motion, no pain. I can begin to remember what life was like when I could bend over and do up my shoes, or put on my socks. It’s like I was re-born (but not in the religious way). I have been all smiles and chuckles again. Ahhh, it feels good. I’m not sure if it’s permanent or temporary, but it’s nice to not be in constant nagging pain.
But what is the miracle that has led me to feel this way???
Like Buckley’s mixture, it tastes awful, but it works.I asked our naturopath what I could take and without hesitation she said turmeric would help as a natural anti-inflammatory, and to also use another natural remedy, traumeel (which I’m not so good at applying). 2 tsp of turmeric in a glass of water and down the hatch. I need to follow it with a chaser of juice, just as she recommended, and while I didn’t understand it at first, I get it now. Ugh.
So for almost a week now, I’ve been drinking turmeric 2 times a day and feeling WAY better. All my muscles feel tight, and I’d rather feel tight than feel pain, that’s for sure. As a matter of fact, I just googled turmeric and found it’s many benefits including fighting heart issues, stroke, cancer, MS, inflammation, infection, and the list goes on.
I have my glass, I’m going to have a drink, then lay down stretch some more, add some push-ups, sit-ups and see where we go from here.
Nite all. Hopefully we’ll get some sleep tonight. Here’s hoping for more than 3 hours.