Fibro Feelings – One Handed
Seeing as it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten a post up I figured I’d try to type one, one-handed. The Boisterous Boy is swaddled and in my other arm. The sciatica on the side of my body that was still hurting after delivery has started feeling better over this past week. Although my wrists were feeling better the day after delivery, they have been more irritated now from the support I provide the baby while breast feeding for so many hours a day. My back has been feeling a lot better than at the end of my pregnancy, but it does get sore from various baby tasks. Using a Moby wrap to carry around The Boisterous Boy gives my wrists a break, but is hard on my back. So, I’m still finding my sweet spot for feeling better in most places, but haven’t had any horrid pain since delivery!
The lack of sleep due to an awake or feeding baby has been tough, but my fibromyalgia was training me for this all along. I’m used to only getting three hour blocks of sleep at a time and then waking up for a bit, all throughout the night. The difference now is that when I’m waking up every three hours I then have to stay awake and do something (feed The Boisterous Boy) for an hour before going back to sleep. The first couple days were the hardest, but it feels easier on most days and nights now.
The Boisterous Boy has been sleeping in our room for now so we’ve been playing soothing nature sounds in the background. It’s been years since I slept with any music or noise playing through the night and now I remember why I did it. I’m such a light sleeper that noises outside easily wake me up on a nightly basis. The sounds of summer rain or an ocean beach block out the pesky noises of traffic, construction, etc… I’m going to stick with this for awhile!
Do you sleep with nature sounds or white noise?
*Image Credit: from www.flickr.com by Mr.Thomas