Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Pillow Saga, pt. 3

Sleeping with the body pillows worked for a while, but slowly I began to notice the back pain creeping back into my body.  Maybe I just don't know how to sleep with the pillows appropriately.  I don't know.

Needless to say, I needed to come up with a new solution.  Even having two body pillows wasn't fixing the issue.  Yes, I could simply roll over and use the a pillow on each side.  (No more stuck under my pillow wake-ups.) But the backaches were persisting.

I did happen to read online about sleeping in a recliner.  Well, well, well, what an idea.

The Russian and I found a great local sale on furniture and figured worst case scenario was that I could rock the baby and sleep during late-night feedings.  That alone makes buying a recliner worth it, right?

So we bought a recliner that takes up approximately half of what will be the nursery.  I don't care - we'll figure something out.  At least the chair matches the soon-to-be thematic decor of the room.

Last night, after the 4th straight morning of back pain, I decided to bid the Russian farewell and take up residence in the recliner.  Let's just see how this works.  I snuggled into pillows and blankets the Russian was kind enough to bring to me.  It's kind of odd falling asleep not completely laying down, but after a few minutes, it doesn't seem to matter.
My night haven
My night was filled will strange dreams about a family painting contest and matching the artist to their work.  The garbage truck came at too early an hour, and barely registered in a hazy almost-awake state.  I heard the alarm go off in the other room, yet I could not force my eyes open.

Finally, I woke this morning with no back pain.  None.  Not a twinge.  Victory at last!  Hopefully, this will last throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

(I might not sleep with the Russian again for the next 6 months.  Granted, he's not too upset, as I'm not taking up 3/4 of the bed with myself and the pillows...and sleep is a very important necessity.)

1 comment:

  1. Yay for no back pain! However, I'm betting it's back by the end of the pregnancy. You can't get that big without some back issues. :( But hopefully you'll have several months without it.


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