The baby is totally fun. He's constantly moving, shoving his toes into various parts of my torso like it's no big deal. He's been head down for a while and that's a good thing. However, he is also super low in my pelvis and that causes me lots of pain.
In addition to the sacroiliac pain I started experiencing at 7 weeks, I started getting symphysis pubis dysfunction around 30 weeks or so. Getting out of bed is sometimes impossible if I'm alone. I've woken up in the middle of the night crying because I forget I hurt and I have severe pain when I change positions. I waddle everywhere, and sometimes sitting down and getting up hurt. Needless to say I don't ever want to do anything. Cleaning up after my daughter is harder every day. Anything that involves me bending over is hard, as you cna imagine if you've ever had back pain or pelvic pain.
In addition to normal pain relief efforts, the Butt Bench has been very helpful in my efforts of obtaining some kind of normalcy in this pregnancy. You have no idea how awesome it feels to be able to wash my feet by myself, shave my legs when the mood strikes, or simply rest while I let my hair treatments take effect.
We also love how it creates more space in our shower for us to put things. Now bath toys don't have to sit in the tub and get all icky. Bottles don't fall of the shelf when maneuvering around. Also Gaia loves pretending it's some sort of shelter for her precious mermaid pretend time. (She's adorable.)
When mommy takes a bath I have to take out my Butt Bench. That would be my only downside to this awesome shelf. Installation is super easy though, so it's really not that big of a deal. All the help it provides for us is way worth that tiny inconvenience. Butt Bench has been a life saver these past few weeks, and I can only assume it will continue to aid me in these remaining weeks.
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