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.
There was no way I was going to be able to fall back to sleep after a phone call, so I ran some errands. Now I’m pretty much dead to the world, napping on and off.
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!
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.)
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!
This week I scoured the internet looking for reviews on various pregnancy pillows. They’re so expensive that I wanted to be sure to make the right choice! Some of them were too bulky for our queen bed, others had poor reviews from users who are short, and still others were said to be too itchy. I finally ordered one that was slightly less bulky, should work for my 5’3″ frame and looks to be breathable. It arrived today and I cannot WAIT to try it out tonight! I’ll provide a full review, including the name of the pillow, after trying it out. :)
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.