Or birth control, you choose! It seems that there is a downside to having a kid quickly. When I delivered Khaila, the labor was under eight hours and the pushing was about 20 minutes total. That sounds lovely until you fast forward about six months. About that time, I found out that I had messed up a disk in my back (probably during the fast delivery according to two doctors) and once that was combined with lifting and caring for a little one it got to the point where I could barely move.
Now, two years later, I have a job where I’m constantly on my feet. This is not good for someone who could stand to lose about 70 pounds! I’m working on the weight issue (and I would assume I’m getting somewhere given the number of compliments I’ve gotten from friends and family lately) but it’s not quite enough. Tonight, on the advice of a friend, I picked up a beginner yoga DVD. I’m hoping it will help stretch my back as well as give me a way to relax. As I tell my stepmom, I like “calm Heather” much more than “stressed Heather”.