19 Weeks: Sleeping


This week’s journal entry is dedicated to getting a good night’s sleep when pregnant despite the many obstacles to sleep the pregnant body dishes out. Shall we name a few challenges our bodies might be experiencing?

  • Heart Burn
  • Lax Ligaments
  • Inability to lie flat on back OR on stomach
  • Expanding rib cage/pressure on lungs/difficulty breathing
  • A bladder that’s so active you’d think it was the size of a pea…
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica (nerve pain, usually down one leg)
  • Back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sore feet
  • Leg cramps to wake the dead

Need I say more? I could keep going, but you get the idea. Heck, if you ARE pregnant or ever HAVE BEEN pregnant, I’m preaching to the choir. So lets move on to something more constructive. [Read more…]