I have a few different pregnancy apps on my iPhone, and for the past few weeks my baby’s size has been the equivalent of a watermelon. This week, that watermelon is now between 6-9 lbs (goodness, I hope he’s not 9 lbs!). I can definitely tell that my belly is huge, because it’s getting in the way quite often…
Every time I get something in/out of the microwave, I knock the towels off of the bar of the oven.
C’s feet often take up residence inside my rib cage (thanks, short torso), so it’s nearly impossible to bend over the sink to wash my face.
Turning over in bed is like running a mini-marathon.
Yesterday, I had an itch on my foot. I couldn’t reach it.
The majority of my maternity shirts no longer completely cover my belly. The Bella Band was honestly the best maternity purchase I made (outside of my pregnancy pillow), because now I have to use it to make sure the bottom of my big ol’ watermelon isn’t hanging out.
If I drop something on the floor, I have to spread my feet real wide and do a squat to pick it up.
It feels better to sit on my exercise ball, because my belly hangs so low that it can then rest on the surface of the ball.
I hope this watermelon doesn’t turn into a pumpkin (overdue)!
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. :)