So this pregnancy has brought a new, fun twist into my life: round ligament pain. I didn't experience this with Syd (with Syd I had killer lower back and sciatic pain). Basically, it feels like a Charlie horse … in your groin. AWESOME. I've been having these pains intermittently for over a month, but in the last few days they have stepped up. My doctor explained that my uterus is making room for baby … DUDE. His sister was 10 pounds seven ounces. DIDN'T SHE STRETCH IT OUT ENOUGH?! My guess is that our little homie is riding low. REAL LOW. If I sit on the couch wrong, if I laugh too hard, if I pick up Syd too fast I feel like I'm getting stabbed in the crotch. The worst of it – OF COURSE – is going down at night. Every time I turn over from one side to the other I have a shooting pain going up and down one side of my hip that sucks the wind out of me.
Needless to say, it's body pillow time. My good friend who is a physical therapist AND my doctor have both recommended that I start using a long, weird, space-stealing pillow in the queen-sized bed I already share with my 6-foot-tall, 185-pound husband at night (and I would just like to add for the record that he wears a size 11 shoe. That's a whole extra two square feet of space he takes up!!).
ANYWAY, a regular body pillow from Target just doesn't seem, well, functional enough. This is where you come in oh Lovely People of the Internet. Is there an amazing pregnancy pillow out there that I don't know about? Because I'm dying here. I need sleep. I basically have three months before the newborn craziness begins and I need MORE TIME WITH MY BED before the home stretch of pregnancy.
Case in point: Yesterday I finally went to pick up Syd's birth certificate at the County Recorder's office. I printed out the paperwork ahead of time and had it all filled out. I Google Mapped the address. I had plenty of quarters for the meter and snacks for Syd. I even remembered a pen! I WAS SO ON IT! And then? I walked up to the counter when it was my turn and asked for a GIFT CERTIFICATE. The employee had a good laugh on me.
And so, I beg of you. HELP ME SLEEP. Recommend a fantastic pregnancy/body pillow STAT (links would be appreciated!!). And if you tell me a body pillow from Target is the way to go then OFF TO TARGET I GO … twist my arm why don't you?!