5.21.2007

A Public Service Announcement

So you know how after you have a baby that they tell you to relax? Not lift anything? Like, say...a toddler? And that not lifting anything, like, say a toddler, might include carrying her two blocks to the pediatrician when she doesn't feel like walking?

Probably a good idea to listen to the advice. Or you might have to deal with repercussions like, say, strained pelvic ligaments, which keep you from being able to walk without moaning for four days.

Good times.


36 Comments:

Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Ouch!

Pole sana.

5/21/07, 12:04 PM  
Anonymous momto3cubs said...

Yeah, it's hard to take it easy when there's a toddler around. I used to say, "Sorry, Mommy has an owee."

Congratulations on your beautiful new baby!

How cute that big sister climbed into the hospital bassinet, LOL. She'll probably do a lot of baby-ish stuff in the coming months, and it's OK.

5/21/07, 12:12 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

oh god. poor thing! though i was picturing revolting entrails dangling from, well, you know...

5/21/07, 1:07 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Aye, pobrecita.

Hope you both feel better soon.

5/21/07, 1:28 PM  
Blogger Della said...

What I don't understand is how they expect us to tell our older child that we are no longer able to pick them, too bad! so sad! You gotta deal with it, honey! My daughter is five, so even heavier than a toddler, and she is getting a bit fed up with me no longer able to carry her when she's tired, or has fallen asleep in the car, and I rudely wake her up and make her walk herself...and this is only when I'm pregnant...and I've cheated occasionaly. I am not looking forward to when teh baby is actually here, and she can see the reason she's left to fend for herself!
wow, sorry to rant...anyway, I hope you feel better soon!

5/21/07, 1:47 PM  
Blogger CM said...

Ouch. Time for a double stroller?

This is why I want to avoid a repeat c-section. For a vag birth, it's recommended not to carry anything heavy, but for a c-section, you risk uterine rupture if you try it.

Knowing I couldn't pick up Cordy for weeks if I had a c-section makes me keep waiting to go into labor - otherwise it will be a miserable 6-8 weeks at our house.

Hope you feel better soon!

5/21/07, 2:00 PM  
Anonymous dana said...

Do you need a heating pad and spicy tuna rolls? I'll fly them over... :)

I hope the strain and pain goes away soon!

5/21/07, 2:26 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

Duly noted. Thanks.

I hope you feel batter soon.

5/21/07, 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Tiger Babble said...

Ouch! Get better soon!!

5/21/07, 3:54 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

When my mother gave birth to me, she decided she felt good enough to do 3 loads of laundry a week later. Walking up and down the basement stairs really took a toll on her as well. I can't even imagine what walking carrying a toddler 2 blocks would do!

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5/21/07, 4:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Yes, I completely understand! I've been so sore from picking up my son. Just curious as to what those of us with toddlers are supposed to do?

I hope your pelvic ligaments are healing nicely.

5/21/07, 4:15 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Yeah, I love that part about not lifting anything. I remember not lifting grocery bags after the 1st baby---by the third, I would end up carrying the baby, a toddler and a grocery bag at once!

Hope you are feeling a bit less sore soon!

5/21/07, 4:27 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

I think 'ouch' would be an understatment here.

However, thanks for the PSA. I will remember this in 3 months when I'm hobbling around with a newborn and a toddler!

5/21/07, 4:37 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

Their advice on this front is assvice, if you ask me.

Because they conveniently forget that you will have to carry your infant in a car seat that has a steel bar. Car seats alone exceed the doctors' stated threshold -- never mind the weight of the baby herself.

I am sorry, though; I've been there. It's especially tough after a C-section.

5/21/07, 4:52 PM  
Blogger Bobita~ said...

Ouch!

And, hey...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thalia and now Sage, there could not be two more perfect names, nor could there be more beautiful little girls! I hope the abused nipples on those 90-lb milk bags of doom get some proper rest!

Again, congratulations.

5/21/07, 5:30 PM  
Blogger Maman said...

Welcome to my hernia!

5/21/07, 6:45 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

I was thinking something far more gruesome then that.

Thanks for the PSA! I hope you're feeling better soon!

5/21/07, 6:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Excellent advice. Now what do we do with our uncooperative toddlers?

5/21/07, 8:01 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

Whoa. Didn't even know we had pelvic ligaments. Hope yours feel better soon.

5/21/07, 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Upside Up said...

oh man. mom 101, you can't leave well enough alone can you. feel better soon.

5/21/07, 10:38 PM  
Blogger mamaluv said...

I can relate to that! My third was a C-section and I wasn't supposed to lift laundry or vacuum my house - yeah right! Then of course Big Brother (20 mo. old) wouldn't comply with doctor's orders... One day at a time!

5/21/07, 10:47 PM  
Anonymous whymommy said...

No, no, no!

Take care of yourself, Liz!

Hope it's not hurting too much, and you can sleep....

5/21/07, 10:49 PM  
Blogger Karianna said...

Owie. And yet I remember that whole scenario well. Baby after toddler = rest? relax? recuperation? are you kidding!?

Feel better soon.

5/21/07, 11:00 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Oh honey, you have got to take it easy!

Either that, or get a double stroller - that saved my life when the boys were little.

Carrie

5/21/07, 11:16 PM  
Blogger GHD said...

Oh my. Taking care of a toddler, a newborn, and a postpartum me (all at once and all alone) is one of my BIGGEST fears. Yikes. You have my well wishes... and congratualtions on the beautiful baby!

5/21/07, 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Asha said...

Oh, so sorry, Liz. Wishing you better soon.

5/22/07, 12:34 AM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Liz, I'm a bit late on well wishes but CONGRATULATIONS on the arrival of your newest baby girl. She's adorable! I absolutely love the name, Sage! Good job.

Sorry about the strained pelvic ligaments. My 28 pound Snuggle Bug inists on being carried far too often and I think he's going to give me a hernia soon! :) You gotta love toddlers!

5/22/07, 3:01 AM  
Blogger modmom said...

poor mama. i'm surprised you can carry yourself around. that sucks. were you pushing a stroller too?
i'm surprised you're blogging. you're in the 4th trimester.

enter my new giveaway for a miaMODA cielo stroller :)

5/22/07, 4:03 AM  
Blogger MotherBumper said...

eeeeep - I doubled over just reading this. I'm not parting with any assvice, I'm just gonna say I'd probably be in the same position if I just had another. I rarely listen to the advice (gotta learn my own - usually painful - way). Take care Mom101 and heal quickly.

5/22/07, 8:29 AM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Yet another reason Bossy waited sixty-two years between her first born and second.

5/22/07, 10:21 AM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Holy Moley, that must hurt.

5/22/07, 1:52 PM  
Blogger PDX Mama said...

Ow! Rest up mama! I'm just imagining how I would not have been able to handle that b/c of the c/s. Thank goodness we drive everywhere!

5/22/07, 2:55 PM  
Blogger ALI said...

good to know! are those ligaments any better yet?

5/23/07, 6:39 AM  
Blogger Mary Tsao said...

Gargantuan double stroller for you, young lady!

But seriously, I'm just glad this post wasn't about hemorroids.

5/23/07, 7:06 PM  
Anonymous rivergirlie said...

owwwww! ouuuuuuch! poor you
(many congrats, btw, you clever girl)
x

5/24/07, 5:13 AM  
Blogger tracey said...

oh dear god. owwy!

5/25/07, 10:16 PM  

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