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Please help me get some sleep!?

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possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 01:56:23

Sorry if this is just a rant, but any helpful hints would be so well relieved!

32 weeks with twins and feeling huge and uncomfortable. Last week midwife measured my belly at 44 weeks hmm
I don't pee a ridiculous amount until I'm in bed and then it's every 2 hours through the night up and down to the bathroom.
I get comfy lying on one side for about half an hour and then get a dead leg so switch and the same happens. I have an immense pressure like pain in my pelvis and my DP snores like a warthog with a head cold.

Please help me!!

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 01:56:46

So well received, not relieved grin

NinkyNonky Sun 06-Mar-16 02:00:45

Have you tried a pillow between your knees? I found that really helpful when heavily pregnant.

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 02:25:44

Oooh no I haven't, but I will! Thank you x

marmitecrumpets Sun 06-Mar-16 02:33:56

No advice as such but I just wanted to say wow! Congratulations!
Have you thought about names?

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 04:13:33

Thanks Marmite!
I love Lewis and Noah, so hoping their sweet little faces will match the names some how!
Mmmmmm Martmite on crumpets sounds really yummy right now!!!!!!!!!! winkgrin

TheGreatSnafu Sun 06-Mar-16 04:33:43


Amazon sell Howard Leight multi max earplugs. They are decibel rated against noise. They are good for sleeping, soft foam. Might help with the warthog issue. grin Very inexpensive too - 20 pairs for. Few quid.

Hope you find some things to help you. flowers

chaosagain Sun 06-Mar-16 07:18:58

A small soft cushion under your bump while you're on your side and a big pillow between your knees- helps relieve the hip pressure although you'll still wake up plenty during the night..

OhShutUpThomas Sun 06-Mar-16 07:26:09

You NEED a pillow between your knees. How have you gotten so far without it!??? shock

The peeing thing you just have to accept though sad

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 07:51:02

My dp bought me a body pillow but my cats stole it before I got a chance to use it and they would cry if I took it away. Maybe I should devise a plan to steal it back, it has a long arm like part that could go between my thunder thighs ?

ispymincepie Sun 06-Mar-16 07:55:05

I'm only carrying one baby but at 32 weeks now I'm having the same problem. I'd never noticed dh snoring until I was waking so much in the night. Earplugs definitely help although take a while to get used to as I'd never used them before. I also use the free 'Pregnancy Relaxation' download from the Daisy Foundation website to help me get to sleep.

ODog Sun 06-Mar-16 07:57:53

I need to read this. In 31 weeks with one baby and slept terrible last night. But nothing compared to your situation op. I will remember you and not moan as much today. But defo cushion between your legs. I would love a pair of ear plugs too to drown out DH snoring but I need to hear DS get up at the crack of dawn

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:48:42

0Dog don't moan less on my behalf, in a few weeks we won't have the time or luxury of people listening when we are grouchy so go forth and moan grin

ODog Sun 06-Mar-16 09:20:03

Haha thanks. I have moaned a lot so far as DH has so far made a totally shit effort at Mother's Day. He let me get up with DS after a weak 'I can get up with him if you want me to', i have stripped DS's wet bed, done two loads of washing, made and cleared up after breakfast and just made him a cup of tea and he has just asked me to take DS out for a bit as he has some work he needs to do! Grrrr!

BunloafAndCrumpets Sun 06-Mar-16 10:12:55

Oh poor you! Def surround self in pillows. Also, I bought a slide sheet thing which goes under your body in bed and makes rolling over much much easier as the bottom sheet is 'slippy'. I think mine was called a snoozle (may have spelt that wrong!) but it was fab when I was big.

possum18 Sun 06-Mar-16 10:15:00

Oh no that sounds awful, I'm still in bed. I suggest you put your pjs on, plonk DS with DH and tell him not to disturb you until he wakes you up with a nice lunch in bed wink

Spottyladybird Sun 06-Mar-16 22:25:46

I only had one baby but I'd agree with pillow between legs. The other thing that helped me was a spare duvet between the mattress and sheet.

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