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01/02/2014 at 01:01
So I'm 34 weeks and for the last 3 nights I've barely slept because I just cannot get comfy.I know it gets worse in the 3rd tri but I'm starting to get really frustrated and downright exhausted.
Wednesday night I eventually got off at 3am and was up by 6am. Thursday night I tried to go to bed at 10am, by 2am I gave up having tossed and turned, and went in the bath to try to ease it. I eventually got to sleep about 5am and was awake by 7am, luckily I was off on Friday and managed an hour at teatime. Tonight I've been in bed nearly 3 hours and given up and got up.
I'm exhausted but just cannot get comfy, it's feels like a huge pressure all the way around my stomach.
Do I need to just suck it up for the next few weeks, or is there anything I can do? I have a genie which has worked great up until recently
01/02/2014 at 01:08
I feel for you - no words of advice I'm afraid... I'm 37 weeks and am still sleeping well. I know I am very lucky, but maybe it's just one of those things that some people suffer with and some escape. I'm guessing you've tried all the usual things like baths, extra pillows etc. I hope you get some sleep later x
I was just as bad at your stage. I ended up sleeping in. Pillow cocoon! I had. Huge pregnancy pillow that went all the way round me so was on either side for me rolling over. I was also sleeping on top of a quilt. I used to lie in bed trying to get back to sleep but realised I was better off getting up for a bit. By the time I had watched even half an hour of rubbish tv I was falling asleep on the sofa so would either nap there or go back to bed.
O put in an appearance at 35 and a half weeks so I didn't have to stick it out for the last few weeks!
01/02/2014 at 01:10
Sorry those full stops should be a! I'm juggling O at the moment x
01/02/2014 at 01:12
Thanks ladies, I think I just wanted a bit of reassurance. I'm so tired it's making me tearful and generally fed up.
As for the bath, it's the only time I'm comfy hence I'm spending hours in there a day. Good thing is I've read more books in the last few weeks whilst I've bee there than I have in months.
01/02/2014 at 02:52
01/02/2014 at 05:19
:( yep! Sounds about right. I slept with 5 pillows in the last few months. I made a nest! I got really into a program that was on a random channel at 4am! I now record it.
6 more weeks...
01/02/2014 at 07:29
Very normal I am afraid - getting you ready for the newborn nights! By the last few weeks I slept with about 6 pillows (nearly pushing my H out of bed!)
I did find that relaxation before bed helped me as well - warm bath, lavender spray on pillow and some relaxation music.
Are you on mat leave yet? Power naps in the day are the way to go when you are
01/02/2014 at 08:31
Sorry to hear you're so uncomfortable, I'm afraid it does sound normal :( S spent 10 weeks wedged up under my right ribs and I could hardly breathe, it was awful.
Definitely try and rest whenever you can, build a pillow nest and definitely try lavender to help you sleep x
01/02/2014 at 11:54
I'm 37 weeks and I am so uncomfortable so I feel your pain. I dont sleep and haven't slept for a long time so I'm pretty much used to it now, I just grab the odd hour whenever I can
01/02/2014 at 12:12
What position are you sleeping in? I struggle in my back or left side. I have a 5' bolster pillow that I put down the outside RHS of the bed. I lay on my left with it under my head, bump, between my knees and ankles. It's the comfiest I e ever slept. I think I'll struggle to part with it even afterwards!
01/02/2014 at 14:11
Perfectly normal and a sign that you're approaching the end of your pregnancy. If baby us still quite high, then you may get more comfortable when she drops down. I found it most uncomfortable when S was breach with her head under my rib cage while standing in my sciatic nerve. When she changed position, it eased for a bit. Have you tried sitting on a birthing ball? You may be able to get into a better position. It won't help the sleep though. Keep thinking though that next month your baby will be here. X
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