Hi! Sucks 'bout the spider bite Kathy!
Jeni, I hope you are out there- don't shut dwon and tune out, you have support here.
MAr, nice to see you chatting.
Lisa, that's cool you'd be up for a move, Chicago has a happening birth scene, probably a cool mothers scene too. If its so cheap to fly home, and a pretty close drive, moving from mom won't be so bad. Glad the shower was fun. Pretty weird we don't have the new babies anymore, huh?
How was the hitchhiker movie KAren, we got Lemony Snicket for tonight on DVD, I was avoiding movie I wanted to see in third trimester so I'd have good rentals now
Andy- Remember the Red Tent- periods are a women's healing time- the hormones of bleeding time make you go inward, for self reflecting and inner psychic wortk...this is a time to do your own inner work, esp since it's so new since Orin's been born. Try to hold off on doing the reiki until you are not bleeding- it's like you are on inhale now and reiki is exhale. Just do the inhale/inspire/ and keep your energy to yourself in this time, huh? I appreciate your healing vibes...but you need them for yourself now, esp if your on the rag. Thanks for acknowleding that you like hearing about my healing, its hard to have a "problem" and I feel like a whiner sometimes that I still hurt, that I'm still traumatized, like there's a time limit on how long we're allowed to hurt or something.
I talked to an awesome rehab clinic today. I signed up to get an eval of my records and a physical so I can start a physical therapy program next Thursday. The lady who owns it/the therapist shared a space in my courtyard at the birth center for a while, and I went to check her out because she's a block from the birth center in a building she just restored. I really feel like she'll help me on my back issues. She specialized in "people who fall through the cracks" in pain and rehab- doing holistic exercise/therapy/ nutrition/and craniosacral. She does elders after orthopedic surgury, kids with Cerebral palsy, and postpartum athletes. She was intimidating at first casue she's got that brutey stance of the super fit. I didn't think I'd like her, but her eyes are actaully soft and smart. She's just really buff.
I went to the beach today and told DH, who gratefully doesn't seem to care too much how I look now (but has expressed he hopes Idon't get obese like my mom, but alweays tells me I'm beutiful
) that I must be deluded cause I don't feel25-30lbs overweight- I don't feel as fat in my suit as I thought Iwould at this weigh- I felt toatally fine walking around in just my suit. I 'm not in great shape, but I really don't carry a big psychic burden over it. I would love to be in better health, and fit in some of my clothers, and I'm wearing one of those sizes I thought I'd never, ever wear.....but maybe it's good for all my preggo aquanatalers to see their midwfe's postpartum saggy and strech marked tummy sneek out of my tankini everynow and then., and see me carry on like it's nothing. Perhaps my confidence in my chub is inspiring!
Anyhoo....Gonna go eat and watch Lemony! Heidi