Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh the creativity of a pregnant woman...

So now 25 weeks and counting I have entered into the heartburn, indigestion and two a night potty breaks. I am still loving being pregnant but am having to come up with many creative ways to sleep. I propped myself up with 5 pillows two nights ago to help the heartburn. Last night I used my mommy body pillow like a coil to help with hip pressure. There are normally at least 3 or 4 pillows around me, the bigger I/she gets the more I need. Poor Nate will soon only have a 1/4 of the king sized bed. It seems when you get your shoulders to stop hurting from learning to sleep on your side the pressure goes to the hips and then visa-versa. The indigestion I am used to since before pregnancy but she has had her feet/hands/something up near the top of the belly and pushing on me. I politely try to move her back down and she kicks me, ornery already, it is kinda funny. She's like no mom. I'm comfy, leave me alone; so I do. She is rotten already. I figured many of my pregnant friends have had their creative moments on how to get comfy so if you have any good suggestions I am game.


A Look Inside the Box(es) said...

I was pretty lucky to not have heartburn for my pregnancies, but I do remember a few days toward the end of being pregnant with Caden that I did get some. We had couches that reclined, so I actually slept on that for those nights.
Other than that, the mommy pillow was probably the best I could get.
The potty breaks are just getting you used to getting up several times a night! Except now you get to go back to bed fairly quickly, and don't have to keep yourself awake to feed!
So, as much as it seems horrible, enjoy staying in bed on your own terms!
Hang in there!

Christina said...

I had heartburn with Emilio. An old wives tale that if you have bad heartburn than your baby will be hairy. Funny, E wasn't all that hairy, so it didn't hold true. :) As far as getting comfy while sleeping, even after 3 pregnancies I had yet to figure out the best position. Sometimes I used the body pillow to fling my leg over while I slept, and other times that didn't feel good either. Sorry honey.