Um, well, I'm feeling pretty balanced today, but since mid-pregnancy I've been pretty touched out at night, and it's only going to get worse.
Prior to being pregnant I slept flat on my face, frequently with my old man cat on my back, so that was a pretty good way to keep my husband off me while I slept. I'd just break off the snuggle when I was done and flip over.
When I was pregnant, eventually I had to start sleeping on my side. Then I got one of those nice pregnancy pillows, and I stuck it in the middle of the bed. YAY!
Until I woke up one morning to being, quite literally, dragged and shoved with my pillow across the bed. And as I muttered nonplussed obscenities, my darling one mutters back "Wanna snuggle. Stupid pillow." and so I wound up with my pillow on the outside of the bed, and my husband up my butt snuggled up against me all night. Through the state's hottest summer ever. While I'm 7 and 8 and 9 months pregnant. Alllllllllllll night. Have I mentioned he snores?
Furthermore, this now meant I had to, when I woke up to pee, remove the entire floppy pillow to exit the bed, and then replace it when I returned. All 18 times every night.
So along comes baby, and SURPRISE! we're bed-sharing. So I have baby in the middle, and all is well. Now, it's just a tiny little person I adore sleeping in my arms every night. So I have no pillow, no big soft blanket, so my cat won't come within 5 feet of me, so my poor, chapped nipple is in someone's mouth all night, I'm finally not being covered in touchy touchy touchy all night. Fast forward 9 months. The baby makes it a nightly habit of trying to burrow into my armpit. She uses her feet, on my lower belly, as leverage to attempt this task. After sleeping on my left side almost exclusively for so many months, I will give my left leg to flip over. So I do frequently flip over and let the baby sleep between me and the floor, but with a roll-proof barrier in place for her safety. FABULOUSLY this has free my back up for my husband to snuggle up to again. I'm frequently just laying there, in between them, trying to concentrate on my feet, which no one is touching.
You know how cats can sense which person in the house doesn't like cats, and will go to them?
I look really snuggly. I HATE being snuggled so much.
STOP SNUGGLING ME!
I feel better getting that out. Thank you.