Saturday, August 7, 2010
Noni's Stargazing Saturday: The Baby Is Here
Quick Recap [I haven't written about Noni since late May. She was getting bigger everyday and nearing her due date. Her and the baby's father, who I call Eric in this blog, had been working on their relationship and recovering from a near break up to pull together and prepare for this baby. This is her first baby, the product of an unplanned pregnancy. As long as I have known Noni, she's had a baby itch. So after she calmed down from freaking out about being pregnant, she was really happy about having this baby. And she was also happy about trying to work things out with Eric.]
Noni's baby has been here for weeks. I know this because Noni has been getting increasingly frustrated as the six-week point is approaching. Anyone who has had a baby, or a close friend or family member knows what I'm talking about. Maybe it's my taste in TV and movies, but I haven't heard too much about this issue on the big or small screen. After you have a baby, the doctor says you can't have sex for six weeks. Poor Noni is going insane. She and Eric have been together for years at this point. That's a lot of constant sex to suddenly give up just because you've given birth.
Eric says he knows she's gonna tie him to the bed for about three days as soon as the six weeks is up. I find that hilarious and hope that he's wrong. He'll get fired if he misses work for three days. But I did give her some tips for the two of them as six weeks will be up in a few days.
1. Drink lots of water. Drink only water. The last thing you want is to run out of energy because you're dehydrating yourself.
2. No strenuous activity beyond light stretching. The only way to prepare for a marathon is to practice what you'll be doing in that marathon. Since that isn't an option, you don't wanna risk tiring out muscles you may need or doing something even worse, like pulling a muscle. Then you'll be out of commission and turned into a crazy person for lack of sex.
3. Get a baby sitter. I would hate for one of them to be super close to an orgasm and stop to go deal with a suddenly crying baby. If they stop, they've thrown off their whole groove and will have extra work to get it back on track. If they don't stop, they'll inevitably feel bad for not immediately dealing with their child because of sex. Even parents of a six-week-old would feel bad about that (maybe not. We'll see about that if they end up not getting a baby sitter).
I think my summertime business (busy-ness) is winding down and I'll actually be able to report back next week if Noni and Eric are feeling less stir crazy.