JMJ, I can totally empathize. I go through quite the ordeal to get up at night or just roll to the other side. Lots of times I feel really great in the day and even have been taking fairly long walks. Being active seems to help.
My midwife has me taking something called MSM. I did a bit of research and think it sounds like great stuff. I definitely have been better than I expected to be, based off my past pregnancies and the condition I was in when I started this one.
I also take mineral goat whey which is not only a great source of calcium/ mag and other minerals, but is the best thing I have taken for heartburn ever. I think its called Capra Mineral whey and can be found usually only at bigger health food stores. I got mine from Good Earth, but the little, local stores didn't have it.
I put an ice pack on my pubic bone when I was really bad, and it felt great, but word of warning, I left it in place so long that I think the baby could feel it, her head was right there pushed against it. She actually started turning so hard I thought she was going to flip breech. I removed it and all was well, but it made me wonder if you could use an ice pack on the head of a breech baby and get them to flip head down, though the tissue is thicker up top so the effect might not be the same.
The chiro I went to, though I think he said a lot of things wrong, told me to ice only, and no heat, including baths. I have ignored that advice. I love taking baths!
Thanks for the link to the exercises! I am going to check them out for sure!
I had fun on my overnight at- home "getaway" without the kids. It was crazy how much we missed them though!. We went out to dinner, did the Valentines shopping for the kiddos and went home and relaxed on a bed we made in front of the fire. And we got to sleep in as long as we want. Then we run a couple extra errands on Saturday before picking them up. It was a really nice break.
Over the weekend, I also stripped all my cloth diapers that had a yucky smell, and got them all sized down for a newborn and ready to go. Today, I sterilized the breast pump so it is ready when I need it, which is a rare occasion for me, but will be much less daunting if it is ready to go.
I still need to deep clean my bathroom, and I want to make some cloth wiped out of the scrap flannel that I have. I also need to figure out what to use to store the cloth diapers in by the changing table. Any Ideas?