Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11.18.09 Is It Bedtime Yet?

This is what I feel like doing right now. I am blaming the H1N1 flu shot for making me so tired.

Earlier today I had an acupuncture treatment. This person was recommended by a friend of mine who specializes in prenatal, post-partum, and back pain. I originally went in for hormonal issues which seemed to have cleared up so instead it became about my sacroiliac. I have had lower back trouble off and on since I injured it back in July 2008 (I was picking up a pair of pants and couldn't get back up--yes, a very strenuous activity, I know). I know that pregnancy and now hefting a large, ergonomically incorrect carrier did/do not help. Last night was so bad that I was ready to cry. Melissa did this fabulous shiatsu massage in the beginning. I immediately felt relaxed. I then had about 20 needles inserted into my head, neck, shoulders, back, and ankles. This procedure did not hurt and it actually felt pretty good when she turned on the heat lamp and let me hang out with stainless steel stuck in me for 15 minutes. I have to say that the one sticking straight out the top of my head caused immediate relaxation. However I still have the back pain. I have been told that it takes a few treatments to work. That being said, I am still not sure if it was really worth it. I think that a massage is more beneficial. . .

To all the mothers out there: when does "baby brain" go away? I tried to make these cookies this afternoon and I turned the oven on broil! Broil!!! Who makes cookies on broil? Apparently I do and fortunately I was able to salvage the cookies. This is like when I stuck the milk in the pantry and the cereal in the freezer.


  1. That is a cute picture except Ellie looks lavender on my computer screen. I feel like sleeping too. I'm tired of counting polo shirts.

  2. Well I am at 6 months and counting on my postpartum baby brain. If my brain ever returns to its pre-baby state I will let you know.


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