What happens when YOU jump rope?

19 Feb

“Here’s the personal massager you ordered.” the dirty old delivery man said.

Oh my gosh, WHAT!?!?!?!  “I did NOT order a personal massager!” I practically yelled at him.

Sorry about the messy writing...still have to do everything with my left hand

“You’re Sheri ____?”

“Yeah, but I didn’t order any personal massager!”

“And feminine moisturiser.” He read off the customs declaration on the package.

I gave him a weird look.

Of course it probably didn’t help that I was dripping wet with only a pink towel around myself.  It was 6 days before Christmas and we were waiting on a big package full of all our Christmas presents that we ordered from the states.  I wasn’t about to miss the arrival of that package.

I was in the middle of my morning shower when I heard the knock on the door. Sure I could have let him leave a note and then picked it up at the post office.  But I have 2 kids.  And 2 hands. That leaves no hands for carrying the package from the post office to the car.  Did I mention that the post office is on the busiest street in my town?

So I jumped out of that shower like a drowned rat on the scent of cheese and excitedly ran for my front door, glad that the Christmas package was actually arriving before Christmas.

“Well, enjoy your surprise package then.”  Yeah thanks old man.

I looked at the package in my hands wondering who the heck would send me a “personal massager.”

Kegel exerciser. Feminine Moisturiser.” The customs declaration said. Oh…It was just some products to review on my blog. So why was the dirty old delivery man telling me it was a personal massager?  And even if it was, no one would ever, EVER want the delivery man to say it out loud.

I jumped at the chance to review a pelvic floor exerciser for Intimina.  We all know how child birth weakens the pelvic floor.  I couldn’t even jump rope without a little pee coming out.  I wrote a blog post about it. So embarrassing!  Add another birth and I was in serious need of some pelvic floor help.

Kegel exercisers

I have to say I was a little intimidated by the fact that I had to actually put something…er...in there.  I still have memories of my over zealous use of the epi-no when I was pregnant with Hannah.  Long story short, I over inflated it (it’s supposed to stretch you out a bit so you don’t tear giving birth), and it made me bleed. Ick.

When I finally tried out the little pink kegel exerciser, it was fine.  It didn’t hurt, and once in place, I didn’t even notice it.

The Laselle Kegel Exercisers work by “providing a solid object for you to flex around for more effective strengthening.” The weighted ball inside causes vibrations that prompt your pelvic floor to contract and relax.  I couldn’t find anywhere on their website or the packaging how long you’re supposed to use them each day, so I just went about my chores with it for about 20 minutes, with some flex and holding.

An email from Intima let me know that it’s like any other exercise; you start with a few reps and a small amount of time and then increase to suit your needs.

All I know is: I can jump up and down (I can’t really jump rope, my arm is still in a cast…), and no pee comes out.  Kegel Exercisers: $15.95AUD. Jumping without soiling my underpants: priceless.

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15 Responses to “What happens when YOU jump rope?”

  1. Jana February 20, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    Do they come with a warrantee? I don’t think those kegel exercisers would make it through the front door without becoming my son’s NEW” FAVRIT TOY!” Then thrown down the stairs 50 billion times.
    (Voted 🙂 )

    • Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) February 20, 2012 at 4:52 am #

      Hahaha! I didn’t let Hannah see them for that very reason. Daniel too for that matter…. Thanks for the vote 🙂

  2. LB(cruiseshipblogger) February 20, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Oh Sheri, Queen of the Overshare. If it weren’t for the fact that this was a product review, so you probably had to say something about it, it would definitely go in the Aaak, TMI, as in waaaayy too much info catagory.

    • Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) February 20, 2012 at 9:10 am #

      Come on, you’re a mom, surely you can relate… it’s something that happens to a whole lot of women but no one talks about it. Well, I’m not afraid or embarrassed.

      • justanothertiredmommy February 23, 2012 at 6:11 am #

        I agree–there is NEVER TMI when it comes to these things–if you don’t get enough…I then you are not prepared! Even WHEN you get TMI you are usually not prepared…! If people don’t want the info, they don’t have to read it, but I feel like I am too old to candy coat some of the atrocities my body has endured in the last decade! Good for you for not being shy or embarrassed. Those are not qualities one would usually find in an entertaining blogger such as yourself anyway!

  3. www.MyTravelTastes.com February 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Sheri, It’s a good thing those “things” aren’t BLUE, I’ve heard blue balls hurt.

    P.S., Way to much information, even for a product review.

    P.S.S., Are you trying to give your grandparents a heart attack?

    P.S.S.S., I NEVER want to see a picture of my grandkids playing with any pink balls!

  4. Milkyway February 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Thank you for sharing that with us!! We all have around us women that had this kind of problem after giving birth and most of us have experienced a big change down there. This is a real problem women go through and we should talk more about it. These Kegel balls are as you say priceless but our health is also priceless…

    Have a nice day!

    • Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) February 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      Thanks, and I agree, people should talk about it. Then they wouldn’t be too embarrassed to do something about it.

  5. Lioness February 23, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Hi,

    I wanted to stop by and personally invite you to stop by Lioness Rebirth and join in our blog hop and give-away.

    I look forward to seeing you.

    Lioness-http://lionessrebirthorg.blogspot.com

  6. Jill February 23, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    So that thing is supposed to stay lodged in the snatch? Wow, this post made me smile 🙂 Did it work?

    • Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) February 23, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      Hahahahaha! Yeah, but it only stays in for the duration of your kegel workout… Yeah, it does work (judging by the lack of pee when I jump…)

  7. Lioness March 6, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    I am inviting you to the Online Friends blog hop that I am co-hosting. Please stop by.

    Lioness

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