I'm a new mom and have been cosleeping with our DS (he's two months old). We sleep on a white lotus cotton and wool futon (two x-long twins) with DH. Every night, I sleep on my left side facing DS. I keep my left arm up as a barrier between the pillow and my knees up right under his little legs.There is a pillow in between my legs. I feel really comfortable with this set up for safety reasons.
However, when I wake up my hips are so stiff. I have similar pelvic pain like what I had while pregnant (it feels like the middle section of my pubic bone is coming apart). My first morning steps feel pretty unstable. Plus, since our mattress is pretty firm, the hip I lie on feels almost bruised by morning. I know that switching sides would probably help, but DH is an incredibly heavy sleeper and rolls around at night. I don't feel comfortable having DS in between us. Luckily, I can comfortably nurse from both breasts on one side. We have slept upside down on the bed to switch sides for a night, but whatever side I sleep on is still stiff by morning.
Has anyone else ever experienced this? I absolutely love cosleeping with our little one and wouldn't have it any other way. Night nursing is a breeze and I feel very close to my son. We had a rough start because he was premature (in the NICU for 25 days) and this has been a wonderful way to bond with him. I just need it to be a little more bearable for me physically. Any ideas would be appreciated!