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oh how I miss you! Please come visit me again very soon! I cant seem to get anywhere near a full nights sleep anymore and its making me soooo tired all the time! I take a 2-3 hr nap with my daughter ever day and I still feel tired all day! I toss and turn all night because my hips get so sore and my arms go numb! I have tried the body pillow and pillow between the knees and nothing is helping! Anyone going through the same thing or have any ideas what might be able to help me??

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i can't sleep either Sad i haven't in a long time, i toss and turn all night - my back is what is bothering me.

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Already an issue here too, and I know it's just going to get worse! I always end up on the couch by the end, propped up with a variety of pillows. With Ellie I had terrible restless leg syndrome and would sleep with a heating pad between my lower legs. Misery!

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OMG I HAVE THAT TOO!!! i didn't even relate it to pregnancy - my legs, my knees feel achy and i just kick my legs about bc i can't get comfortable (is that what that is??)

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I'm sleeping fine at night, but I just have NO energy at all during the day. I lay down for a nap today at 11am. :eek: And I'm ready for another one now, at 2. I just can't get enough sleep, no matter how many hours I get at night.

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I'm not AS tired as I was first trimester, but feeling normal, no way. My dreams are constantly waking me up and between being constantly thirsty and having to pee, sleep is a near impossibility.

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"Risstopher" wrote:

OMG I HAVE THAT TOO!!! i didn't even relate it to pregnancy - my legs, my knees feel achy and i just kick my legs about bc i can't get comfortable (is that what that is??)

Yes! It was terrible! Don't take benadryl or tylenol PM. I tried that thinking it would help me sleep, but apparently it makes it worse! They say stretching before bed can help. I didn't notice a difference. But the heating pad did help some. It seems like when my muscles were warm they would settle down.

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thanks for the tip! i always thought it was from not walking enough

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If it makes you feel any better I was lucky to get 3 hours of sleep TOTAL in a 24 hour span during the 3rd trimester with DS. When he was born I got so much more sleep. Granted it wasn't solid sleep, but just getting 6 hours total in 24 hours was a miracle and had me feeling so much better. Always annoys me when people say that you get worse sleep after the baby comes. It totally wasn't the case for me at all!

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I got way more sleep after ds was born too. That last two months is killer

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I'm having trouble sleeping, too! Sore hips, back, and getting up to pee...I'm accepting that I have to make time for a nap during the day right now! Without one, I'm tired, grouchy and super uncomfortable by 8pm Smile Poor DH, I'm a real joy in the evenings!

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Amber, got your PM but I can't respond b/c your box is too full! Smile

There is a cloth diaper board on here which is a great source of information.
http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/forumdisplay.php/106-Cloth-Diapering