Now that I’m approaching the end of my 4th month, it’s getting to where I can’t really sleep on my back or stomach. So I sleep on my side a lot. But since we have a pretty firm mattress, my hips are starting to bother me. As it is, I already suffer from sciatica. And sleeping on my side all the time only makes it worse. I have wide hips. In the old days, they’d call them birthing hips. Maybe they still do, I don’t know. What I do know is that lying on my side throws my hip and knee joints out of whack. I can do it periodically, but I can’t predominantly sleep on my side.
So tonight we went to costco and picked up a memory foam mattress pad. My best friend has one, and her bed seems so much more comfortable than mine. I’m so hoping it’ll make things easier for me. And if I toss & turn less, then hubby should get more rest, too.
What we didn’t know was that it would come vacuum sealed and need to rest (for 24 to 72 hours – wtf?) while it comes back to shape. So we have it spread out on the bed right now. And it’s slowly expanding, like those fireworks we used to light as kids that went from a tiny, charcoal-like thing into a “snake”. Except the “snake” grew much faster than this mattress pad. And the “snake” didn’t smell funny.
Oh well. It’s ready when it’s ready. I just hope it helps my hips. I’m already practically hobbling around like an old lady. A good night’s rest will hopefully go a long way towards helping that. Either that, or J is going to banish me to the couch. Eh, at least I’d have the TV to accompany my insomnia.