I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by the maker of Advil® PM and I received a free sample of Advil® PM caplets. All opinions expressed are my own.
Who knew motherhood was so draining?
I was five days shy of my 31st birthday the day my son was born. Sure, I would have liked to have had him a few years earlier, but it didn’t work out that way.
Now, I didn’t think I was “too old” or anything like that – and I still don’t. HOWEVER, there were warning signs that having a child was going to be a lot harder than I anticipated. I, of course, ignored them because I’m pretty sure I thought I was invincible.
During my pregnancy, my knees would become so stiff sometimes that I was actually scared that I would break something if I did finally get those joints to move. My feet swelled, my back hurt…but I thought it was just temporary. The foot swelling was, thankfully. The rest? Not so much. Yes, folks; by the end of my pregnancy, I realized I was definitely NOT invincible. Then I got the epidural and I did experience that feeling of being invincible once more, but only for a short time. Anyway…
Here we are more than 6 years later and my son is pretty active, which requires me to be pretty active, too. He plays T-ball, so we go out and practice at least a few times a week outside of his normal team practices. In addition, we go to the park, we go for walks, hike trails, garden (which can be pretty hard on the knees and hamstrings) and our laundry room is downstairs. Yeah, it doesn’t sound like much, but considering all of the other fun summer activities we participate in, plus me going to the gym at least 6 days a week, it really takes a toll on my body.
I remember so many nights that I tossed, turned, repositioned myself, or got up and moved to the couch so that at least he could sleep. That’s just how difficult it was for me sometimes when my body hurt. No position was comfortable enough.
Now, instead of tossing and turning, I use Advil® PM to help me get relief from those aches and pains, as well as drift off to sleep. The best part? I wake up feeling rested instead of getting up 4-5 times during the night to reposition myself.
For all of you ladies out there that are not yet mothers, but are trying to become one, I really hope I’m not bursting your bubble. Although motherhood really is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and is so, sooo worth it; it is NOT easy, it’s NOT always fun, and it’s NOT going to be nice to everyone’s body after pregnancy. There will be aches, pains and sleepless nights. Be prepared for them all with Advil PM!
If you’re interested in giving it a try, why wait? Head over to the Advil® PM site now and snag a free sample!
Please consult your doctor before taking any OTC medication during pregnancy.
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