Tuesday, April 22, 2008

just in case...

I had just had to write you this down. You know, to remember it always...

My mom bought one of those pilates balls for me when she was down here and I have been LOVING it (we heard some places use them as "birthing balls"). Well, team, by far it is more comfortable than our La-Z-boy recliner or couch... I bounce around all day in it. Good image, I know.
But, anyway, I was telling one of my co-workers about this latest discovery and she said some of the people in her office have used it at the desk with their computers when they have back aches. So, today, I thought, why not give it a whirl while I'm working?

Well, with that preface, imagine me eating a few Reeses Peanut Butter eggs while on the ball. Now picture some awesome music playing in the background. I'm a movin' and a groovin'. Well, as I was unwrapping another treat to pop, the little egg rolled out of it's package onto the floor. No big deal, I'll chuck it... right after I ...reach for it. Now, this is where you can picture me (remember? 9 months pregnant?) ROLLING right off the ball-- SO close to smacking my face on the corner of my desk. I was centimeters away from a broken nose. Let's just say it was a close call.

Moral of story: Beware of sudden movements on the big ball. It could just prove to be a disaster.

Thanks. ok, gotta get back to work. duh.
oh, and p.s. these next images were NOT the positions I was in before I rolled off. I won't be trying these slick moves for a while. thanks.


couldn't even try it if I wanted to.

10 comments:

Rebecca Snyder said...

awesome post! i read it aloud with the fluctuations in my voice as mom laughed aloud.

Jared and Kelly said...

I'll put it my 2 cents for you. I had all my boys natural. The third was induced - extra painful- and I used a ball that time. It really did help during labor. And you can use one, if you bring it, in just about any hospital, no matter how sad their facilities are.

The Starr's said...

you are so funny...and oh how i wish i was there to witness that little ride you went on!

The Starr's said...

you are so funny...and oh how i wish i was there to witness that little ride you went on!

BETH said...

They also work well for calming a fussy baby - jacob prefered the yoga ball bounce to a rocking chair

Cairen said...

Oh that is a great story, I am really glad that you didn't smack your face on the desk! I love exercise balls, I used them while in labor and almost daily to workout.

erin said...

Haha. I love this post! We have one of those balls... used it to calm Luke down and get him to sleep when he was tiny... Just hold your little cutie and bounce!Works like a charm. :)

The Bohmans said...

You are so great!!! I had a very much needed laugh! What a brilliant contraption though. I wish I had had one of those to bounce on!

Conder Family said...

I will second Kelly's opinion. With this last birth I did all of the early laboring on the ball and was AMAZED at how well it eased my pain and comfortable it was. I highly recommend you take it with you to the hospital.

Sarah said...

I love the image. Good luck with these last few days of being pregnant.

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