Saturday, October 11, 2008

Full Time Baby Holding

On Thursday, Heather awoke with a horrible crick in her neck.  She couldn't move her head and it hurt for her to pick up anything.  So, I took a sick day and took care of Heather and Sara Beth.  Well... there were some duties, like breast feeding, that I had to let Heather do, but I got to spend a whole day playing with and holding SaraB while Heather was only able to look on, and I had a great time.  By Thursday evening, Heather felt a little better, so I thought my full time baby holding duties were coming to a close.

On Friday, Heather awoke with an even worse crick in her neck, so I got to stay home again.  Since it wasn't getting any better, we took a family outing to the chiropracter, and they made the preliminary adjustments to get Heathers back back in line.  Apparently her pillow was causing the majority of the problems, so we got another one of those.  While the doctor was able to help Heather's neck she gave orders for Heather to take another day without picking up Sara Beth.  I got another day of being the primary snuggle giver to Sara Beth.  I would pass Sara Beth over to Heather, but only when she was sitting down and her back was properly supported, which greatly limited the opportunities for Heather.

By this morning Heather was chomping at the bit to pick up and snuggle and hold her baby for the entire day.  Her neck is a little stiff, but feeling much better.  We have a follow up scheduled with the doctor on Tuesday, and she is glad to be able to do more then sit and watch me play with Sara Beth.  I let her hold our daughter as my back was beginning to hurt from carrying around Sara Beth for two days straight.

SaraB and me chilling in a chair.  Note my poor posture and slouching position.  Also note that Sara Beth's bow matches my shirt.

Sara Beth has been working hard at building here core muscle control.  When we sit her up, she no longer does a face plant into her legs.


Melissa said...

Oh Heather, I am so sorry that you have been in pain. I had that happen to me once and it is no fun! I will pray that you continue to feel better.

Jenn said...

Heather, I hope you get through this neck problem quickly...I have so been there! I'll be praying for you!

And what a cute picture of Sara Beth sitting up. She's so beautiful!