Tuesday, July 15

"super" Tuesday

Today I have to go to the OB. Is it wrong to pray a sick day on the crabby nurse? I think probably, so I will pray a fun and relaxing day off upon her head. HA. I've been spoiled in that Michael has been able to come with me thus far, and today I must venture out alone. Hopefully my blood pressure can withstand the challenge, and I won't have put myself at too great a "risk" by postponing the prenatal visit.

I've been suffering sleeping woes - sore muscles, baby movements, the ol' sinking-into-the-mattress-and-not-being-able-to-escape-or-turn-over syndrome. Last night we did not get back from saying "see ya later, alligator" until 11, after which I woke almost every hour, sometimes from soreness, other times from trips needing to be made down the hallway, even once by a freakish random smoke detector blast (which we never did figure out). Does anyone have any great suggestions for more comfortable sleeping during the last stages of pregnancy? I've tried pillows and disarming the smoke detectors.

Just kidding, of course. They are still on. And intact. And fully functional.

7 comments:

Life in Lewisburg said...

Unfortunately I don't have an anwser. I was uncomfortable at the end of both my preganacies. I tried the pillows. A fan on my face in the summer. Ice packs, heating pads on my back.The fact of the matter the baby was getting ready and it wasn't fun for me untill it was delivered.I pray you'll find an answer.
Love, Shelley

Kara said...

My back is bothering when I'm in bed, too. You'd think by now I'd have an answer, but I don't.

My favorite nurse went on maternity leave right after my last appointment... maybe I'll get the crabby one now! I can't handle that right now.

Katie said...

Towards the end of my first preg., I slept on the loveseat. My feet were swollen, so it helped that too. (I didn't like to sleep on my side either). A few weeks before Simon was born, Chris ended up sleeping on the couch in the living room so I could have the bed to myself. I guess I started snoring too loud. :)

Rachel said...

have you heard of the wedge?? I have not tried it but I saw one on my local craigslist for like $10...


I think they retail for about $30... I mean i guess it would be a goodinvestment if you plan to have bundles of prenancies!

ruth said...

I have no advice about comfortable sleeping but just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and praying for you. And I don't actually think it would be wrong to pray a sick day on the crabby nurse! If you won't, I will! (heh, heh Just kidding)

Tim & Richelle said...

Towards the end of a pregnancy, I always prop myself up on my dear hubby. It allows me to almost, sort-of, kind-of lay on my tummy, even though it isn't really possible. Of course, if hubby doesn't like to be "cuddled" so closely while sleeping, or you need your space, that won't work.

I've also slept on the couch, with my head propped on the arm rest and a pillow under my knees,or a small throw pillow under just one hip. Both of those help sometimes, too. And if I really can't sleep or get comfy, I just scrapbook all night. The next night I sleep out of pure exhaustion.

Anonymous said...

I had good luck with one long body pillow. I layed on it (on side with leg over) enough to prop/hold/cradle the baby's weight. Then, either a pillow only to take care of the small of my back or dutiful hubby cuddled up to provide support. He slept better when I slept better so he was willing. I read somewhere that the weight of the baby strains/twists your back even while laying down and it's important to prop both ways. It provided quite a bit of relief. And I would take short breaks lying flat on back when all else failed. The good thing about the last trimester is that there is a definite good end in sight. A time to get through knowing that joy and blessing are waiting.