I sleep on my back. I made it thirty-two years without knowing this. Had you asked me two weeks ago how I sleep, I would have confidently told you "on my side". I do not sleep on my side. In fact, if you roll me to my side in the middle of the night, the moment I fall back to sleep I will return to my back where I will reside until you roll me to my side again. This process will repeat itself all night.
I am now aware of my sleeping habits because two weeks ago I reached the pivotal moment where all three of my Pregnancy Books said I must not lay flat on my back. The dire consequences to Little One were expounded upon in one book to the point that I put back sleeping close to alcohol drinking. This must be clarified by my doctor on Monday. After two weeks of this, two previously sound sleepers spend their nights in a state of half awareness in order to constantly correct my sleeping position should I accidentally actually fall completely asleep and then turn on my back.
To be fair, this has been the first real inconvenience of pregnancy, so if we've got to spend the next several months preventing back sleeping, it could be so much worse. On the other hand, it seems rather cruel that something done in a subconscious state can affect your unborn child. It's one thing (albeit a big thing) to ask me to give up sweet tea, it's another to ask me to be aware of what I am doing when I am sleeping.
Anyway, that's the pregnancy news for the day. We will download our vacation pictures tonight and have them on here tomorrow. Have a blessed day.
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