The Boppy Total Body Pillow... doesn't she look comfy? I researched pregnancy body pillows because I was reading everywhere about how I should be sleeping on my side already. Well, I have bursitis in my shoulders, so sleeping on my side isn't exactly my idea of fun. So, I went out in search of the perfect body pillow to take the weight off my shoulders.
The first night was interesting. I woke up several times wondering what I should do with the arm I was laying on. I finally decided to tuck it under me, but that ended up putting too much weight on my chest. Didn't get much sleep that night.
The second night was better. I tucked that sucker around my back, and that seemed to work much better, and I slept better. However, I'm not sure that it was helpful to Michael since this pillow now took up so much space, and Max thought he had a new doggie bed.
So, after all of this research- finding the pillow, learning how to sleep with the pillow... I went to the doctor today. He told me that there's too much unnecessary hype about sleeping on your side- that I don't even have to really think about that until I'm about 28 weeks. Ha! And even then, I don't have to sleep totally on my side. I can just prop something under my back and lay tilted to the side. In the meantime, I'm free to sleep on my back, my stomach- any way that I want to.
I kind of like this new pillow though... I think I'll find some other uses for it until 28 weeks gets here. It's kind of nice on the couch to wrap around me while I read a magazine... or eat... or nap.