I awoke on the 4th of July, swung my legs over the side of the bed, went to stand up and crumbled as pain shot from my low back down my left leg. I fell back into bed, and tried a few stretches, to no avail. I knew immediately that this big ole’ baby I’m lugging around had decided to rest its precious head on my sciatic nerve. Oh joy. Over the course of the day, the pain stayed equally sharp, and I found myself unable to do much of anything. I am reduced to hobbling around, crawling up the stairs, and mostly laying on my side.
My dear husband has taken a few days off to help with our little guy as I attempt to sort this out. I found that swimming helps, and I have scheduled a prenatal massage to try and relieve some of the pain. We’ll see. What I do know is that I am in no shape to be lifting and running after a toddler- hmmm, not sure what to do about that. Any suggestions, home remedies, helpful hints you would like to throw my way?
I did manage to hobble down to the kitchen and make some refreshing smoothie pops for my busy boys. This is a great snack- packed with fruit and protein- for hot days. I can’t promise it will take your pain away…but it will bring you a few moments of sweet satisfaction!
Raspberry and Blueberry Swirl Pops
1 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
Splash of almond milk
Blend all ingredients together until smooth- starting with your blueberry smoothie. Pour into popsicle molds, filling halfway. Rinse the blender, and then make the raspberry smoothie. Fill the popsicle molds to the top, and insert stick. Freeze until hardened.