are you using pillows between your knees? It should help some. I'm having the same problem and a pillow does help some but not completely. I'm constantly waking up to pee, or b/c i'm hot or just sore.
Right there with you on the waking up because I'm hot, sore, or have to pee (or all three!)
So, I sleep on my side, but, like MP, as much on my stomach as possible. My top leg crosses over so it is also on the bed, as does my top arm. I don't use any pillows, except one for my head. And I'm not sure this is the best thing, but I try to limit how much I drink later in the evenings. It means I can make it 6 hours or so without waking up.
My sleep trouble is not me. It's dh! He is a restless sleeper and he keeps me from sleeping deeply. If he sleeps in the other room, I wake up with all sorts of wonderful energy (after I get caught up from being behind, that is). If he sleeps with me...arg...I can hardly see straight the next day. A few days of it, and I ache all over, and can barely function.
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
Kelly (28), in love with husband Jason (38) and our awesome babies: Emma 4/09, and Ozzy 8/10
August 2010 ; April 2009; m/c 2008
I sleep with a king-size pillow between my knees. Sometimes it's lower down so I can have it be between my feet as well. Sometimes I keep it higher up so I can rest my upper arm on it. When I flip sides (which always elicits a big groan now--it hurts!) I flip with my pillow. I'm tired enough these days that I've noticed I'm only flipping once a night...which could be why my hips hurt? Maybe too much time in too few positions?
I'm just starting to have to use the bathroom every night...so yeah...getting up and out of bed is not comfy. Better than painful OMGMYBLADDER! if I *don't* get up and go pee at least once, though!
Wonder if its since this is baby#3 for me that it took so long to get to this point?
When im at a red light/stop sign, when I check my emails, when I get a text from twitter... these are my triggers to do 10. I don't even REALIZE I do it half the time lol.
Janine, wife to Mark, mom to Ashlyn (11), Julianna (9), Andrew (3)
I'm just sleeping with a pillow under my head. I have a tempurpedic mattress and I swear it's making this sleeping thing soooo much better. I have a habit of taking antacids before going to bed and going to the bathroom at the last possible minute before dozing off (I like to read or watch tv before sleep). Most of the time it gets me to 3:00 or so before needing the bathroom.
I sleep in the 4 positions - mostly on my belly left leg up, right leg up, fully on the right side, or fully on the left side. If I'm fully on my side, I use a pillow from my knees to my ankles so it doesn't tweak my hips. Every time I wake up I rotate through. It doesn't make sleeping comfortable, and I sound like a tibetan yak as I try maneuver off very very stiff in hips, but I don't have lasting pain in the morning so thats what matters.
I'm getting right to the point where I have to sleep at the edge of the bed so I can get myself out.
XM,: mama to ds (5/08), dd (9/10) and ds (6/12) ! :C.H.S & M.
Pillows. Pillows. Pillows. I also lay on the other side every time I get up to pee. Which about every hour.
I have started seeing a massage therapist (OMG, she is amazing!) every 2 weeks (will start every week at 36 weeks) and she has this amazing Leachco pregnancy pillow. I have thought about getting one for awhile, but I think I am going to just stop procrastinating and do it now. 5 pillows is so unruly and they don't support as well as this one.
Also, like a PP, I find that getting up to pee in the night, even if I don't think I have to, makes a world of difference for how comfortable I can get.
As for the bathroom thing--I have a tiny bladder and drink a ton of water, so getting up to pee at least once during the night was pretty standard for me anyway, so the whole pregnancy pee thing doesn't really bother me. Hooray for a lifetime of tiny bladder training!
Also, I was sleeping all night without peeing until just this week! It's interesting to hear I'm not the only one. This is baby #4 and I've always had to get up several times a night to pee once I'm mid 2nd tri or so. This time, it's only starting now at 34 weeks!
Plus, when the baby is born, you can get in and out of bed without disturbing anyone else (like the wine glass in the commercial.)
Caitlin Renee, September 2, 2010