Oh My Aching Back

All those child-wearing advocates say it does wonders for your kid to be held and carried, but they what they don’t tell you is that you’ll end up with a back like Quasimodo at the end of the day!

Claire is very fretful and needy the past couple of days because of the teething. She won’t nap longer than 30 minutes at a time, whether she is held in the rocker, worn in the wrap, or put in the swing. And if I lay her down on a play mat and go away but remain in her eyesight, she will tolerate it very briefly before breaking down in chest-heaving sobs. As soon as I return she holds her arms open to be picked up. Then she puts her head against my shoulder.

I’m not complaining (not much, anyway). The past couple of days I have felt such sweetness wearing her against my belly. I savor how she falls asleep while I hum lullabies and how her little head rests on my chest. I just wish I’d done Pilates or something to build up my core strength.

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2 Comments on “Oh My Aching Back”

  1. acm Says:

    I thought you did pregnancy to get used to that extra weight up front!

    best of luck. perhaps a nice hot bath after dad comes home…

  2. donna Says:

    Try it with a C-section a couple of times… ;^)

    I do the Pilates now, though! But I still have a C-section belleh.