I managed to survive 34 pregnant weeks without heartburn wielding its ugly fist. But then it hit – hard. It was time to run out to the store for some Tums.
I managed to survive the majority of 34 pregnant weeks without needing to pop pills for the pain. Then the pain struck even harder than I expected. It’s now almost impossible to sleep at night because my hips and back are so sore. I had to invest in a bigger bottle of Tylenol and some Tylenol PM.
After trying to suffer through without taking any Tylenol last night (and, therefore, not getting much sleep to speak of), I’ve decided that the Tylenol and Tums are parked on my counter and that’s where they’re going to stay until I pop out this baby. Instead of trying to be stoic and struggle through the pain that makes it nearly impossible to walk, I’m going to throw my hands in the air and allow myself to be as comfortable as possible. If my doctor says it’s safe to take some medication, then by golly I’m going to do it. And I will do it happily!
Size of baby: Large Cantaloupe (up to 22 inches, approx, 5.5 lbs)
Newly craved food: Veggie subs from Subway
Food aversions: Beef, fried foods
What do you miss? Being comfortable.
What are you looking forward to? The ability to sleep on my back, stomach, or however I wish.
What was the BEST part of last week? Hubster was able to attend our childbirth class and car seat safety class with me, which was awesome! I attended one class solo and was the only one there without a partner…it was very sad, so I’m super glad he’s been able to be at the rest of them.
What was the WORST part of last week? The baby dropped and now I’ve been having a significant amount of hip, pelvic and back pain as well as cramping.
This winter has dragged by. It seems like we have had a snowstorm nearly every weekend since November 1st! Yesterday, it was beautiful, warm and sunny….and today it’s a rainy mess.
I think I’m a little depressed. On Friday, the baby dropped. That would be a good thing, except for the tremendous pain and discomfort I’m in. It’s hard to bend at all anymore. It hurts to walk. And then this morning, I put a pair of my full-panel jeans on and the panel fits differently now that my belly is even lower than before. I pulled out a maternity top that was billed as a “tunic,” but it looks more like a mumu. It’s raining outside and it’s really dark out. I’m tired and can’t imagine doing this for another five weeks to reach my due date. I’ve been reminded that I might go past my due date.
Ugh. I need the rain to stop. I need a little sun in my life!
Last night had to be the worst night of insomnia since I got pregnant. And that’s saying a lot.
Went to bed at midnight, like usual, but tossed and turned until 2am, when my stomach started growling so much that I got out of bed for a snack. I decided to take my pillow with me and shut the bedroom door to spare poor Hubster from a bad night of sleep. After Cheerios, cheese, chocolate and two hours of Netflix-watching, I was finally tired enough to doze off. I woke up a ton of times because sleeping on the couch is not the most comfortable place. (Although, these days I’m not really comfortable anywhere.) Then at 9:30am, I woke up and was unable to fall back asleep. My hips are in agony. I’m exhausted. Oh, and because I didn’t get enough sleep, I get to deal with some morning-sickness-like nausea today. Woohoo.
Dear Baby C, I’ll give you three more weeks to become full-term. After that, would you please help mama out and vacate my uterus?! Ok, thanks!
It’s been over a week since I received my Preggle Comfort Air-Flow Body Pillow by Leachco. I absolutely LOVE it. While it has a rather awkward shape that the hubster and I get a laugh out of, it does a fantastic job keeping my hips aligned at night and relieving hip and lower back pain. My old body pillow just wasn’t cutting it anymore and I was in desperate need of a thicker pillow to place between my knees to support my hip alignment. I was in pain morning and night.
The Preggle seemed like the perfect size – not too large for our queen-sized bed, yet long enough that I could put my arms around it while it supported my legs. Sometimes I also sleep with the long part behind me to support my back. The velcro strap seems a little unnecessary at times, but it has been convenient in that I have been keeping the bar of soap tucked in place underneath the strap to help keep my leg cramps at bay.
I would definitely recommend the Preggle if you’re having difficult sleeping and need some more support. The only problem that I can foresee is that it may not be long enough for taller women. At 5’3″, it is absolutely perfect for my size. Happy sleeping!
(Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated by Leachco for this review.)