I Have the Sleep Schedule of a Bat

It’s no secret that I have major trouble sleeping at night.  I’m either totally awake until the wee hours of the morning, or I’m exhausted but too uncomfortable to drift off to slumberland.  Anyone else have this?

Last night, I experienced the latter.  It’s difficult to get quality sleep when you’re up every 1.5-2 hours for a trip to the bathroom.  Throw some hip and back pain into the mix and it’s downright impossible.  I had finally drifted off just before 8am…then my phone rang.

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Tums and Tylenol: The Saving Grace of Late Pregnancy

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.

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Weekly Update

34 weeks

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: Chocolate

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Sleeping!  Working out for real…not an aerobic workout consisting of bending.

What are you looking forward to?  Having this baby.

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Insomnia – we are NOT Friends!

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.

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Pregnancy Pillow Review

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. An Amazon affiliate link is included below.

Preggle

It’s been over a week since I received my Leachco Preggle Comfort Air-Flow Body Pillow.  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.

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Pregnancy Pillows

In the past month or so, insomnia has been getting the best of me.  Lying in bed for up to four hours before finally drifting off is just torture.  Now I’m also starting to get aches and pains in my hips and back, which certainly don’t help the sleeping situation.  Ever since twelve weeks or so, I’ve slept with a body pillow…but that’s not even helping anymore!

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The Sleep Whisperer

This insomniac is very lucky to have discovered that she is married to The Sleep Whisperer.  All the hubster has to do is rub my back and I get relaxed enough to actually fall asleep!  Fantastic news for me, as the previous few nights were quite miserable. :)

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Weekly Update

17 weeks, 0 days

Size of baby: Turnip (approx. 5 inches, 5 ounces)

Newly craved food: Kraft Spaghetti

Food aversions: Beef and fried foods

What do you miss: I really, really, really still miss running.

What are you looking forward to: Being able to fall asleep before 3am. This week has not been pleasant so far.

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