WARNING, do not let "but I wanna" brain overrule "fibro" brain.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Went to see great grandson yesterday, hadn't seen him in a few weeks with so many other things going on. He was playing in the floor so "but I wanna" brain says, "he is only 10 mos old once so how much can it hurt to spend a couple hours in the floor playing with him"??? Fibro brain says, "go ahead foolish one and I will show you".  I sat down here on the couch after getting home from doing some shopping and actually screamed my thighs are so sore from getting up and down off the floor yesterday. I wasn't dumb enough to pick him up from the floor standing up but I did hold him on the floor so I could get some hugs and kisses so upper body is paying dearly for that. I'm sure my crawling on the floor along with him didn't help either but it was the first time I have really seen him crawl and pull himself up to furniture.
 
I know it wasn't the smartest thing I have done lately but what is one suppose to do when they have the cutest 10 mo old great grandson in the world??? smilewinkgrin By summer he will be out running me and I will never catch him to get hugs and kisses.
 
I think I will be cleaning the bathtub and taking a nice hot bath soon.
 
I have a massage app tomorrow if the weather doesn't get too bad and how am I going to let her work on my body as sore as I am???
 
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marlee,

I know how that goes. My four year old granddaughter always wants Grandma to play in her room with her. And just Grandma, nobody else. So this has become a ritual. I usually sit on her bed, but she often wants me to play on the floor too. I can get down there, but getting up is another story. So I can sympathise with you. I think it is worth the pain. They are only little once. So cherrish the memory and take a vicodin. lol... That is what I do.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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MT Lady
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   Posted 2/8/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with Karen! And Marlee, count your blessings, as I'm sure you do... My three grandsons all live on the west coast and I'm here in Illinois. I'd like to endure some extra pain just to get some hugs and kisses from them! I'm not trying to make you feel bad, believe me. Just don't regret having done that. The "but I want to" part of your brain was definitely the part you should have listened to.
I hope the massage helps and doesn't cause you any more pain.
By the way, we have a snowstorm, beginning tonite, suppose to bring us anywhere from 10 to 12"....you getting any of this stuff?

be well
Miriam

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   Posted 2/8/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, hope you are feeling better soon. The massage should help.

This Saturday I'll be flying to Wisconsin to visit my family. I'll be spending two weeks
at my daughter's home and I am anxious to play with my 17 month old grandaughter.
I'm already flaring so I should be in great shape! I can no longer lift her, but know I'll
be on the floor alot.

My parents live 20 miles away, so I will be going back and forth visiting. My Dad has hospice
set up in their home and I want to spend as much time with him as possible.

I will overdo but it will be my choice. There are somethings we know will hurt us and we
do them any way because they are worth it to us.

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   Posted 2/8/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Well...my grand daughters live down south and I'm in Central NY so I hardly ever see them....maybe twice a year.  But I know how you feel, as I try to cram in as much fun time as I can when they visit.  Avery, who is three jumped on my back last summer while taking a walk because she saw a dog.  I had to walk her up a hill, on my back and I thought I was gonna die by the time I got home.  That's when I pulled the counter top away from the wall...my legs were like rubber and I squatted down to get a pan out of the cupboard and my legs just would not hoist me up.  Used he counter top for leverage and...discovered there was orange paint behind it!  I just can't say no when I finally get to see them.  I hate it that there is always a price to pay, but in the end, it's always worth it.

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   Posted 2/8/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
10-12 inches of snow Yikes!!! We are suppose to get 4-6 tomorrow night. That is bad enough.

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   Posted 2/8/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww Marlee,
Do I hear you saying you are in pain, but it was worth it? I am so glad you got to spend time with your little grandson and hope you feel better soon!
Sue

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   Posted 2/8/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah yes, what a familiar tale this is! My grandson Calen is 4 and loves, loves, LOVES playing trains and cars with Grammi. He knows that sometimes, I have to get up, stretch, lay down, stretch..etc. but he's pretty tolerant for a 4 year old. Just about broke my heart one day - I was laying on the floor aching everywhere and he said "Grammi, do I have to hurt too if I want to lay beside you?" My sweet Pumpkin.

Hope you feel better soon Marlee...enjoy that soak in the tub!

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/8/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like fibro doesn't stand a chance when it comes to the love of our babies. devil I knew as soon as I looked into those sapphire blue eyes yesterday "fibro" brain didn't have a chance of winning. smilewinkgrin
 
Believe me I appreciate the fact that he is only 45 minutes away and I have got to watch him grow up and boy has the last 10 mos flown by. And like I said, it won't be long and I won't be able to catch him.
 
The hot bath felt good but it is hard to believe someone can get this sore from spending time in the floor playing with a baby. A normal person would have to spend days working out in a health club to feel this burn.
 
We are only suppose to get 4-6 inches Miriam but with wind so probably won't make it to massage tomorrow unless DH can take me in the truck, it's all country roads and my car is not good on ice.
 
luv and hugs
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/8/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I want grandchildren!   cry
 
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   Posted 2/8/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine, I hope you get your wish very soon!
To those of you that have out of town grandchildren, the very best invention EVER is the webcam. I know it's been around for a while and I have no idea why we didn't do this before now. We just recently got one and then downloaded Skype for free off the internet. We skype with our 7-1/2 year old grandson and it is awesome! Well, we can't cuddle but when I look into those big brown eyes, I just melt. The calls are FREE! My DIL is from New Zealand and her parents live there, so my grandson has skyped with his grandma who lives in New Zealand. She hasn't seen him since he was a year old, so I am very happy for her too. I have two other grandchildren, both boys, both about 2-1/2, not twins, they are cousins, born 3 days apart and one has no interest yet, but the other loved it! He walks around the house telling his parents "I want to talk to Nana and Papa on the puter!!" The webcams are really not expensive either and once you buy them, the rest is free!
Sherrine, I'll say a little prayer for you so your wish comes true very soon!
Update: the 10 to 12 inches we are suppose to get is now up to 20 inches in some parts. Thankfully, I work right here at home.
take good care
Miriam

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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't rush it, Miriam.  My kids aren't married yet!  wink
 
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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Oops! Sorry Sherrine...okay, I'll save my prayers...you tell me when the time is right!
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   Posted 2/9/2010 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Miriam .. you are so right about the webcam! My husband has worked crazy hours our whole marriage. He has a 'regular' job, and owns his own business 'on the side'. So he was never here for regular stuff like meals, bedtimes, etc. We got a webcam and put it in the kitchen .. and David and Clara would have 'breakfast' together every morning. She was an infant ... strapped into her highchair ... and they would eat Cheerios "together" and he would read her a book or make funny faces ... it wasn't the same as having Daddy here, but he got to be part of her daily routine and she loved it as much as he did!

We also have a habit of video taping and taking pics of EVERYTHING around here. Not long videos, but short little clips ... like when she learned to tie her shoes, or sing a song, or brushing her teeth (and getting toothpaste everywhere but on her brush!) Originally, we did it so we could 'show daddy what he missed today', but it became second nature, and now we have this amazing digital history of Clara growing up. We send pics and videos on a flash drive to our inlaws and my brother who lives out of state often, and they love them!

Another thing we do is keep a 'journal' ... it's not a big deal and it takes less than 1 minute a day. I bought a spiral notebook years ago, and started a habit of filling 1 page a day ... (I write big) with what we did. Mundane and exciting stuff. I let the kids draw pictures in there, or write their names, I printed a couple of pics from the computer and pasted them in, and we keep it out on the living room table where everyone can see it. When family from out of town come, they always go right to it ... to see what's been going on. I found that it's the little stuff that they miss ... not so much the milestones. It's natural to call and say "Clara is WALKING now", but not so much "She wrote 3 letters in her name today!" or "We just finished reading Charlotte's Web" .... and it really helps them feel like they KNOW her, since they've only seen her 1 time in 5 years.   (We used to mail the filled journals to Nan and Poppa ... and they ALWAYS were faithful about mailing them back.  We've gotten out of that habit lately though.  I just can't bare to send them away!!!) 

Marlee, I hope that by the time you're reading this, you're starting to feel a little relief. I'm so glad you got some "floor time" with the cutest great grandson of all time. (Which, I am sure he IS!) I have big pillows in my classroom ... they LOOK like they are for the kids, but actually, I use them a lot. Since I teach preschoolers, I am on the floor a lot, and I pay for it every day .. had to come up with something better. So I have some firm pillows and yoga props around the room that I use to put under my knees, under my back, etc .... the kids don't know it's a survival technique, but it does seem to help. At home, I use rolled up towels or blankets too ... and that vicodin suggestion always help too. ;)

wishing you LOTS more baby hugs!!!!
 
and ... as for the snow count .. we have 30 inches so far, and are expecting up to another FOOT today.  this is the biggest snow we've seen in Virginia in a LONG time .... people either love it or hate it ... but there are lots of great pics flying around !  :)

Post Edited (do-over) : 2/9/2010 4:17:28 AM (GMT-7)


Marlee2
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   Posted 2/9/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I got a webcam years ago so I could see my two grandsons that live a couple hours away but their parents never got one so mine was useless. It's been in a drawer in my office for years now.
 
Do-over you are such a fantastic mother!!!
 
Sherrine, I so hope you get to experience grandmotherhood before you get too old to play with them and they better hurry and find that special someone.
 
You know the thing is as sore as I am now I will do the samething in a couple of weeks when I see him again.
 
It looks like we have only gotten about 4 inches so far but it is still snowing.
 
I had another bad night so was up a little after 5:00 and let the girls out to go potty, poor babies were up to their tummies in snow but I wasn't going out there to shovel them an area in my jammies and in the dark. Krissy hurried and peed so she could get back in the house but Tique stood out there trying to entice Krissy to come back out and run through the snow with her.
 
I'll take our one day of blowing snow over what so many of you have been dealing with. Suppose to be clear tomorrow here.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
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