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it's all very well going to bed early...(17 Posts)
...but when your insides are being used as a kick boxing class, heartburn makes it impossible to sleep on your right, rhinitis means you can't breathe, and general discomfort of being 36wks pregnant stops you getting comfy
There's not a lot of point is there?!
Anyone else suffering?
Oh god yes. 35 weeks. I used to love bed. It was my favourite place. But bedtime and I have drifted apart.
Internal kicks, the massive effort involved in turning over, my own noisy breathing, needing to pee throughout the night immediately after having peed...
The couch is supportive (propped up by many many cushions) but it's not the same. I miss the good old days of tummy sleeping and changing position without a care in the world. What a wild and carefree life it was!
Having said that am, of course, very grateful to be upduffed; glowing, happy, bunnies, puppies etc.
Sleep has gone out the window for me, I've kind of accepted it's now over, and I probably won't get a full night for some time to come.
I'm on my 99th bug, some kind of cough/chest infection brewing that I will probably end up going to the doctors for...again.
I keep sneezing and my eyes are itching, I think this is the start of my yearly hayfever allergy.
Horrible reflux, which then turns into a fully blown acid attack.
I can no longer lay on my back, and when I lay on my left the baby usually gives me a good kicking.
If I try and prop myself up I just feel really huge and uncomfortable, my ribs hurt and it's just horrible!
I'm not complaining though
I'm 38+4 and currently laying in bed, can't switch off and dh is peacefully sleeping next to me I'm not jealous or anything
always been a tummy sleeper, and am fed up of waking up with a dead arm/shoulder
currently getting the crap kicked out of my arse and stomach from baby with hiccups.
admittedly I took a near on 2 hour nap this afternoon, which normally doesn't affect me. seems things have changed now
a friend of a friend has just had her baby. first one, 2 hour labour from her waters breaking, and nearly 3 weeks early. jealous, me? no!!!!!!
37wks and feeling crap here. I was coping OK till I got a stinking cold this week and I've just turned into a huge bloated whinge bag. Can't breathe, can't eat, want to burp but just kind of puke a little bit every time (sorry TMI but I've stopped caring), wee every 10mins, no clothes that fit except PJs.
It makes me rather look forward to giving birth
I get the dead arm and shoulder thing too, when I try sleeping on my side. Previously I was a tummy sleeper but managed to get the hang of sleeping on my back when the bump got too big. Now (29 weeks) the weight of the bump makes that uncomfortable too. Eleven more weeks until I get a decent slee...oh wait, it doesn't work that way does it?
Im nearly 37 weeks. Every time I go to bed it's like psyching myself up for a gym session 'It'll be hard but you've got to do it'!!
My hips are ok but at night they get really sore if I lie to much on one side, so end up tossing and turning. And I miss sleeping on my back so much...
Can I also add the joy of late stage nausea to the mix?! I feel sicker now than in first tri. I had to get up for cereal at about 4.30 this morning to quell the waves!
Lastone I noticed you posted your cereal munching shenanigans on my bagel thread I've been really lucky sickness wise just through first trimester. had a couple of odd spouts of it in second but one offs. I have been sleeping on my back and then just moving over when it gets uncomfortable. I know we're advised not to, but my shoulders are grinding like a good'n!
I hate going to bed for all the reasons you mentioned - also the constant back ache whether I'm sitting up or lying down in bed is unbearable!!!
My current routine is:
Go to bed around 8pm
Awake at 10pm
Go downstairs and walk around a bit because of restless legs. Go on Facebook a bit.
Go back to bed and try to sleep and maybe sleep for 2 hours
Wake up again, go downstairs and eat something because by this stage I am starving
Go back to bed and maybe watch some TV or simply toss and turn until a reasonable hour to start the day
Argh! Also- I have now wet the bed twice by coughing too hard or sneezing. Haven't done that since I was a small child! Husband has been relegated to the spare room for months now. Only one month to go!!!
I sympathise completely.
The little one has also decided im unwelcome to lie on my left side & i get belted awake should i roll over in the night.
Oh yes, dead hips, sore shoulders.
I find that the best plan is actually to tire myself out as much as possible in the day (not hard with two older ones) so that by the time I go to bed I totally conk out and get 4-5 hours before the tossing and turnings (or, actually 'sit up, move pillows, lever self over, lie down agains) start.
Oh my god every single post is ringing so many bells and I'm only 24 weeks !!!! NOOOOOO !!! How am I going to cope with rest of pregnancy ??! - I used to love bed so much....slept so well....we have a memory foam topper as well that I was in love with ...now I just feel like a giant orca with the effort it takes for me to turn over...have to turn over so much due to achey/sore hips and legs/shoulders/neck and shooting pains in random little places every time I relax on my side...then I have so many pillows to move and then wedge back into places every time I turn over and my poor DP is getting kneeed in the back all night and kept awake by my thrashing around !!! haha. Oh dear. Luckily I haven't had any other nasty pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, piles, constipation, swollen ankles, spots, etc so I guess this is my payback for being jammy in that respect. I suppose in 2 months I can sleep on my own as our housemate is moving out so one of us can sleep in the baby's room so I can have more room and DP won't be pummelled all night. Bless him he has already offered to sleep on sofa some nights but I couldn't let him (just had a thought....maybe he secretly really wanted to... ) haha.
On a positive note - I have managed to conk myself out sufficiently over the last few nights by listening to my Natal Hypnotherapy cd on my ipHone in bed....it makes me completely out of it and I don't notice any aches or pains or discomfort.....iiiiiiinteresting. Hope it works that well for the birth !
Glad I'm not alone then last night was rubbish - not sure if I was dreaming or not but baby was kicking seven shades of sh!t out of me all night. I used to be a back sleeper and continued until third tri but now, although not painful etc to lie onmy back, as soon as I move I get searing pain in the bottom of my bump.
Felt too claustrophobic penned in by my v pillow so chucked that out early on, but paying for it today with SPD pain.
On the plus side, she could come anytime from next week! But I'm resigned to being overdue like I was with ds.
Now is my most sleepy time of day...sods law by evening I get second wind and delay going to
the pit of torture bed. One tired mummy.
eepie - It's a good sign if you're getting some decent sleep whilst using the Natal Hypnotherapy! I know I always slept ok, and I put it entirely down to the NH Are you listening to the Pegnancy Relaxation or the Birth Prep cd at the moment?
I totally agree! When I go up to bed each night there is a slight feeling of dread as I know it will be a little bit of a battle to get some decent uninterrupted sleep. I know it sounds ridiculous but I wake up with dead arms so often I am worried my circulation is going to be damaged in some way! I just want to be able to sleep on my stomach!
I'm with you all on the sore hips and sore shoulders. I am 35 weeks, and my 3 yr old has developed a habit of 1am visits - so even when I do get to sleep, I get woken up again!
I thought more pillows were the answer but I got so hot, and turning over was such an operation that I have given up on that idea. Better get used to it, I guess... still, but least I am on maternity leave now, one less thing to be coherent for!
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