Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Recently I have found out that I have an annoying but hopefully not terribly serious issue. Since the child was extracted, my belly felt numb. I've lost a lot of weight, much of that fluid but I am now actually the smallest I've been in around four years or more. I am more active but I am not doing anything special outside of making healthier eating choices when possible which I had been doing since before my pregnancy.

My stomach isn't back to where it was but it felt hard. I had a joint issue midway through the pregnancy and then a fluid issue around the same time that got worse.

I was on Pinterest when I saw an infographic for a term I recognized. Diastasis Recti. It specifically talked about how to check for it. I repinned it and made a note to try it when I had time. The next day, my kid fell asleep for his nap and I went to the couch to lay down. Putting my hand on my stomach, I felt for the area instructed and I could easily fit three fingers in the valley above my navel. The next day, I had K feel it too. Essentially the muscles in the center of my stomach split and stayed that way. I'm petite and short waisted which are two common factors but this was my first pregnancy. Most people develop it after multiple births, but not always obviously. I also had to have my son via c-section and that can raise the risk too.

I haven't had my doctor's appointment to discuss this yet but in the meantime, I'm trying to do safe strengthening exercises and not go overboard on lifting things. One wrong move can screw up months of progress. I was an idiot on Saturday and messed up about a week's progress and have been sore since. It is an odd feeling and outside of getting a splint that probably won't do anything, my options are exercise or surgery if it gets bad enough. I'm hoping it will respond to the exercise and that will be that.

My Buffy/Angel in order viewing goes well. A lot of the Angel episodes this season I had not really watched as I was just starting college when they aired. I caught up on Buffy during the season breaks but it is pretty cool so far. For those who have watched it, I am seeing the Pylea/Holtz storylines for the first time. I knew about them but I remember seeing the episodes where Doyle was there and then seeing random episodes up until season 5. This was before the time of DVRs and torrents being common so I would rely on reruns to catch me up.

I will say I am having a good time doing this. I really enjoy the shows and it gives me something to do that I can easily walk away from if the child needs me. K will sometimes join me for episodes if he is home and since snow has decided to come back to hang, Netflix and house stuff are going to be my two big companions for the next month or so until it warms up enough to venture outside again.

My little guy just fell asleep so I'm going to try and do the same.

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