Originally Posted by Just1More
You can also sort of prop yourself up with pillows so your belly is hanging downward while you sleep. Lying on your left side with your right leg pulled across you and on the bed, and your right arm also on the bed can create a hammock for the baby to settle in, and encourages rotation.
Maybe this is part of why I haven't been having issues this time around. This is how I've been sleeping on nights I spend in my bed (as opposed to the couch). It's the closest to on my stomach as I can get, and I sleep the best on my stomach.
Originally Posted by Astraia
EXCEPT: It's 2:30 am. I've been awake since midnight. One kid woke up, then the other, then the first one, and then the gas pains started again. I figured I'd kill some time here until I start to at least feel tired again, and moving around a bit seems good for making me fart so I can hopefully sleep later. I am apparently eating all the wrong things (okay, I know I"m eating absolute garbage. During the day it's all I can manage to eat at ALL, but now i'm paying for it all night. Sucky).
Ugh. DS is still up at least once a night, and last night he decided to make one of those nights when he seriously fought going back to sleep. So by the time I got him back down *I* was wide awake.
And I agree with Rozzie - what on earth have you been eating that is screwing with your digestion so badly? Personally, I have difficulty burping when I'm pg for some reason, so drinking a bottle of ginger ale helps both with the tummy upset/digestion and forces me to burp and expel that pressure that's building. I buy Reed's or Maine Root, both in bottles, both are sugar sweetened (no HFCS), and use real ginger in actual detectable amounts (unlike every one in a can I've ever tasted).
I've been eating a fair bit of crap lately, too. But around here, crap means toast and butter for breakfast, cheese and crackers for lunch, an apple for snack, and then I do actually make dinner, since DH is home for that one. Yesterday I fell in love with my crockpot oatmeal I made for his breakfast - it tasted like banana bread! I always put dried fruit in there with the grain, and this time I used dried bananas, raisins and cinnamon. I should have sprinkled some walnuts on top to really gild the lily, but I didn't think about it. Definitely going to make that again.
Weirdest dream last night... I dreamt that I woke up on a Saturday and completely forgot about grocery shopping until it was too late to do it (you can't find parking within a mile of the market after 11). To realize HOW weird that is, you have to realize I've left the house at 8 am every Saturday for... over 3 years, since I know I was doing it when I was pg with DS (I went into labor at the farmer's market with him). In all that time I've only skipped a few weeks, when I was out of town for some reason. I've been going like clockwork for well over 5 years now, and if I'm an hour late, all the vendors mention they were starting to worry about me. So NOT going is really strange. But for some reason, in my dream, I just went about my day as usual and didn't realize until hours later. Very weird.