I rarely take meds. In fact, less than 24 hours after giving birth to W without an epidural and hemorrhaging, I stopped taking painkillers. I can probably count with the fingers on my hands how many times I’ve self-medicated. At any rate, I’m lying on our brand new IKEA carpet in the living room. And this is my view.
As a mom, you can’t take a sick day off. I feel helpless lying on the floor, watching my toddler walk around and do her thing. My joints are achy, in addition to my lower back, which has been hurting since W got sick.
Ws nap started out rough. I couldn’t put her down in the crib. After two tries, I needed to lie down and rest my back so I took her into our bed. Unfortunately she woke and started crawling around. I had to take her back to the chair. This was at 10:50 am.
From then, it took almost 30 min to settle her back in. I ended sitting in the chair holding her. Around 12:00 noon, I started feeling chilled and very achy. I was stuck in the chair holding W while she slept. I lasted for another half an hour before moving us to the bed. We woke at 1 pm. I was still chilled and even more achy.