I have found some things that I cannot live without during this pregnancy.
Although I don't need it any more, this was my savior in the first trimester. It was the only thing that allowed me to keep food down for about a month.
This was my first pregnancy love. I absolutely adore this "accessory" and highly recommend it to anyone having problems getting comfortable at night. I like that it doesn't take up too much space in bed and I can still cuddle with the hubs at night and my little dog can still curl up against me, too.
But I think I have a new BFF.
The past few weeks, I have faced a new pregnancy foe. It started out as mild and has become more and more uncomfortable as time has passed. Heartburn has become my enemy. At first, I felt it only a bit and only at night. I noticed it with a smile and thought, "Oh, pregnancy heartburn." And went to sleep.
But then, things started to change. The heartburn would rear its ugly head after meals and I found that my stomach felt sour within minutes after eating. And then at night, there was no smiling as the fiery lump settled in my chest and kept me from falling asleep, or woke me from my crazy pregnancy dreams.
Three nights ago, I started vomiting from the heartburn, which I didn't even know was possible. And no, Zofran won't help this time, because I'm not nauseous, the contents of my stomach just won't stay put. It's very gross.
So, I called my OB (hey, it had been three weeks since my last call, that's gotta be a record) and spoke to the nurse. She recommended this. Last night, I had my first pain-free, vomit-free night in three days. Heavenly.