Sleep is a challenge these days.
Jeremy thinks it is the universe's way of training me to be a new mom.
I think it's cruel.
There is one major reason why I cannot sleep:
You cannot sleep on your back during your 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy because your growing belly puts too much pressure on your vena cava, which can cut off blood supply to the baby. Here is the more technical, medical explanation:
Why you cannot sleep on your back...
Stupid vena cava.
I always sleep on my back. Well, 90% of the time. The rest of the time I move all around. But generally, I sleep on my back. This is a big problem. It may not seem like it to you, but try, for one night, to sleep in your most uncomfortable position (i.e. if you are a side sleeper, sleep on your stomach).
Not so fun.
I'm not complaining because I'm thrilled to be pregnant. Well, okay, I'm kind of complaining, but it's more complaining-ish.
So to combat this problem, I have resorted to buying pillows. Many, many pillows. Every kind of pillow I can find.
The pregnancy Wedge
The body pillow
Decorative pillows placed all around me to prevent me from rolling on my back.
And finally, a tempurpedic mattress cover thingey.
I am now up to 6 pillows at night.
Stan loves my pillow collection...
I just keep hoping that each morning, someone will come out with a research study stating that the whole "Don't sleep on your back" thing was incorrect.
Literally, I have dreams that I wake up, turn on the news, an the top headine is...
New report states sleeping on your back is the best way to a healthy pregnancy
But alas, no such news report yet.
Until then...we might need a larger bed to accommodate all of my pillows. I have been averaging about 1 pillow purchased per week. At this rate, we will be taken over by pillows very shortly.