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Monday, February 8, 2010

A Pain in My Side

So if you have never been pregnant, let me inform you that getting to sleep is sometimes a problem. See, you suddenly have this moving tumor protruding from your stomach which grew practically overnight. Now if you sleep on your back you feel like you have a bowling ball on top of you and you can't breathe. Obviously you can no longer sleep on your stomach because of the moving tumor. So you are left sleeping on your left or your right side. According to pediatric sleep experts, the best side is your left because of blood flow, nutrients, blah, blah blah. So now we get to the real problem. Now I don't know why but the baby is objecting strenuously to my sleeping on the left. So much so that even during the day, I can't say lean on my left side on the sofa. I feel like I have bruises there. Now since I can't take any real medicine being pregnant and all and not wanting to drug up the baby, I have been using my sister Alicia's fool proof pain reliever. She is a proponent of showers. That's right, have a headache? Take a shower. Having trouble at that time of the month? Take a shower. Can't breathe and are dying from your sinus allergies? That's right, take a shower. Now believe it or not, so far this has worked for me so I'm not trying to mess with a good thing. Unfortunately, my moisturizer has not been able to keep up with my new cleaning regimen but a little dry skin is a small price to pay for a pain free existence, wouldn't you say?

11 comments:

shortmama said...

At least you will be really clean and fresh!

MiMi said...

Sleeping when you're pregnant can be a major pain! I would wake up with sore hips and have to turn over which was like an 8 point process. Ugh.

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Cruz said...

Woohoo!!! i made it!

Unknown Mami said...

Too bad you can't sleep while you take a shower.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i agree w/ sister except i use the bath formation

Anne said...

I think nature makes it so difficult to sleep so you are prepared when the new baby arrives. My hips used to hurt from lying on my left all the time. I hope you get some sleep.

Cruz said...

I often sleep while in the shower. I take my best naps in there! Hahahaha

Elle said...

It's soooo hard to get any really good sleep while you're pregnant. I've never heard of the shower cure, but hey if it works, that's great.

The Blue Zoo said...

Oh I remember those days! It sucks. Since youre spending so much time in the shower maybe you should get some yummy smelling aromatherapy stuff.

Tracie said...

I remember when I was pregnant with my oldest and everyone was telling me to 'get plenty of sleep while I could'. I wanted to scream because I could not sleep comfortably from about 5 months on. You have my sympathy.