Saturday, September 20, 2008

What's That Pregnant Lady Smokin'?

My neighbors might think I've become a pot-head. Lately our deck smells like some college dorm rooms at UH and I'm more than a bit surprised that no young surfers have come by late at night with some cash.

But before my mom starts worrying that the recently imposed 'no exercise' law* has truly caused me to go over the edge, allow me to explain.

You see, I am a classic Type A personality (which may be a requirement for anyone who calls themselves an Ironman athlete) and therefore I am not inclined to sit by passively and let problems fester. I am going to take action. No matter how drastic.

In reality, of course, there is no illegal activity going on in or around our abode. I was just previously unaware that Moxibustion, when burning near your feet in an effort to turn a breech baby, smells like pot.
For the last 3 days I've been burning this stuff near my little pinky toes in anticipation of my baby making a nose dive into my pelvis. Moxibustion is touted to 'encourage movement of the fetus', which indeed it does. Baby moves a lot for several hours after each burning. I just haven't felt the swift kick in the ribs yet that I've been so desperately yearning for.

But I am not one to give up easily. I will persevere, my friends, and eventually my baby will be like 95% of its peers.

And ideally, I won't have to use this stuff before I have to pee in a cup at my next doctor's appointment.

*I will admit it... I've broken the law... I am an addict... I need a 12 step program... I went to the pool to swim today... but just a little... and really slowly... I need my fix...


IVF Running Mama said...

I'm all for listening to the your body! I've been having lots of BH contractions, too. Trying to drink more water to get them to go away....good luck turning the baby! Are you going to see an accupunturist or chiropractor?

Mama Simmons said...

I found a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster Technique so I'm gonna call on Monday and try to get an appointment next week... Thanks to Kelley for the referral! :)