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I'm living in constant fear of having another posterior baby. So far, so good--she's mostly been sticking to a LOA position as far as I and my MW can tell but she'll occasionally move and start kicking me around the belly button.<br><br>
So, here's my problem: by the end of the day, after running around, trying to keep the house decently clean, and chasing after a very active toddler, I'm just exhausted. The one thing I want to do is lie on the couch with my feet up--a big no-no for proper baby positioning. I'm so tired and achy but I'm not "allowed" to get comfortable. I'm so sick of sitting on the floor or kitchen chairs or else feeling guilty about sitting on the couch or in a comfy chair.<br><br>
I guess I'm not looking for advice, just empathy from those moms who are/have been there.<br><br>
peace, Beth
 

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I have not been there, but wanted to send you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s<br><br>
Can you sit up in the bath tub? Or put a fold up chair in the shower? Water is a great relaxer for me.<br><br>
Also, do you have any friends you can ask to help you with the housework? It might be more important for you to take care of yourself rather then your house.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Ditto.<br><br>
Ditto.<br><br>
Ditto.<br><br>
Had posterior baby first time. Never again if I can help it! Midwife says baby is LOA but yesterday I felt some movement on my belly and it seems concave around my belly button. So I up my position work and have been literally hands and knees all day.<br><br>
Have 2 1/2 year old who needs constant attention all day long.<br><br>
At the end of the day I want to RECLINE and can't. I had to move the rocking chair out of the family room because it was too tempting.<br><br>
At least we don't have much further to go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: And soon we can kick up our heels and nurse all day, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I'm on hard chairs trying to lean forward, hands and knees or birth ball. But then I get tired of those positions and just lie on my side a lot too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Today I went into the pool because I was reading that doing the breast stroke was good. I put on a mask and snorkel and swam around face down for awhile. It was about 90 here today, so I figured I might as well take advantage of it. The water was a little cold, but not too bad.
 

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Lie down on your side.
 

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Oooh yes, I understand. Last one was posterior and caused PAINFUL back labor. Though I'm not far along as you yet (nearly 6.5 months), I am already conscious of reclining positions and super paranoid of it happening again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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