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Extreme measures to try and sleep....

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BabyAcorn Sun 23-Oct-11 20:45:31

I am due in 27 days and soooo am counting the days..

I have now for the past 3 months, not slept through the whole night.I wee about 4-6 times a night, so hot it's unreal. Even though i have no covers and am naked.

Last night nearly tipped me over the edge and went back to bed for the first time and woke up at 3:00pm.

I get pins and needles and cant feel my hands nearly every morning, my hips seem to be soar when i lay on my side. Try to move and it feels like theirs a bowling ball, not to mention it kicks, vibrates and raves none stop at night.

I have now taken to wake up and have a bath when awake in the early morning and when sat there, i thought would i be better to sleep in here?

I just so desperately want to feel comfy, if i had loads of pillows underneath, and am at a angle of baby not pressing too much on tummy bits, would this help me sleep?

The whole foot in ribs for the whole night, si slightly making me a bit crazy!

Any thoughts ladies?


marylou242 Sun 23-Oct-11 21:13:12

Oh dear, I'm in a similar position. It's not good is it. All I can suggest is go back to bed in the daytime whenever you get chance and get a spare thick double duvet, fold in half and put on your side of the bed, it helps with the hips a bit. If the baby's sticking a foot in your rib, try going on hands and knees when it's moving about, it can sometimes make it move its foot somewhere else.

Pastabee Sun 23-Oct-11 21:18:50

I sympathise. I think you are due a few days after me so pretty much at the same point.

I sleep with a pillow under my hip (trying my best to sleep on left side) and another rolled up behind me to stop me moving about.

When I get up for the loo (just the 4 times last night, my record is also 6) I don't turn the light on or check the time to try and stop me waking properly.

I literally just cover my bump so legs and arms are kept cool and still have my summer duvet on.

Not sure if any of that helps as I think it's pretty standard stuff you've probably tried but it is helping me.

TheMummyAbroad Mon 24-Oct-11 02:22:49

I am in the same boat (38 weeks) - seems so unfair to be sleep deprived before the baby arrives, but at least we are on the home stretch now...

I have some tips for the heat, try going to bed with wet hair, and if that is not enough, wet (but well wrung out) pyjamas. They will be dry by the time you wake up in the morning, but should help at least get you off to sleep.

No suggestions for the other problems, am suffering from all of those myself!

Sowlers Mon 24-Oct-11 08:31:49

For the sore hips put a pillow between your knees while sleeping on your side, it doesn't cure it but it got me a bit longer before the aching started. Also some nights I gave up on the bed, I just got comfy on the couch and stayed there. Good luck on your new babies ladies, there are many sleepless nights to come but at least the sleep you do get is more comfortable! wink

Grumpla Mon 24-Oct-11 08:34:22

As many cushions as you can fit in the bed to support you. Kick DP out if nec. Naps.

It is mother nature's way of making sure you are ready for the first weeks with a newborn I'm afraid... If you hadn't already been up five times a night you'd probably just die of shock.

BabyAcorn Tue 25-Oct-11 11:41:39

Thanks ladies. Slept in spare room again, and I think the mattress is softer than mine. As whilst being awake and the mind wondering - I thought about this!

Will try all of the above again. I did the pillow thing ages ago but maybe now bump is so huge, it might help again. Will keep you ladies posted!

Thank you - The Beached Whale smile

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