Weighty Issue

The little guy is big.  And he likes it when I hold him.

My back is suffering.

A week or ten days ago I started to feel some pain in my left shoulder/back.  I didn’t think much of it at the time.  I’ve experienced some pain and fatigue in my shoulders and back since the baby was born.  But usually it goes away after a day or two.  Not this time.

It’s spread to my entire back.  I’ve been taking Tylenol twice a day for about five days (up until today).  The pain in the small of my back is not as bad as on those occasions when I have lifted something off the floor, using my back, that was heavier than I anticipated.  But Monday morning I picked the kid up and my mother-in-law noticed the popping noise.

But the entirety of my back is stiff in the morning.  I’ve been taking Tylenol before breakfast and again in the afternoon some days.  I’m sure being at work and away from the baby has helped out my back, so this morning I didn’t even take anything.  I know it’s there, but it’s not unbearable.

The baby’s size is remarkable enough — we’re talking percentile in the high nineties — but he’s been battling ear infections for more than six weeks and it’s decreased his appetite.  He gets tubes Monday and god help us, I’m expecting his appetite to increase soon.

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