Thursday, January 22, 2009

My New Trick and Miracle Balls

I'm 29 weeks today! Since my belly has been growing drastically I thought I would try balancing my glass of ice water on my enormous stomach. My first try Brett was trying to take a picture and I started laughing. For all of you that have had pregnant bellies before, you know when you laugh your entire belly bounces. The cup went flying! You can see the water on my shirt from my first attempt. I got the hang of it on the second try.

Miracle Balls!!
Throughout my pregnancy the baby has been sitting directly on my sciatic nerve. This nerve has been sending shooting pain down my right leg and up my back. Most of the time Brett can find this point and push really hard to relieve some of the pain. Brett's mom found these amazing "Blue Balls" as we call them at Costco. They are the BEST thing for my back! Lynn was so great and came home with a set for me one day! I use them almost nightly to relieve my back pain. Anyone else who is pregnant with a throbbing back, do yourself a favor and go get some Miracle Balls!

6 comments:

Jules said...

I am so there, my back has been killing me. You are exactly 6 weeks ahead of me, I am 23 weeks today. You look so cute pregnant, I can't wait to meet the little man.

Brittany said...

Gotta love the "blue balls" I never tried the water trick, I guess I might have to try it next time.

Jeff and Kayci Bitton said...

You are so dang cute! I can't believe you are 29 weeks already! I'll have to try those blue balls next pregnancy.

The Colvins said...

You're so funny! Prego tummies are great for balancing big plates of food too!

Carrie said...

I love the spilled water on your tummy.

Karen and Mike said...

ooh, do you think they would help my back? I'm not pregnant, but my back kills from carring around Nate all day!