Pregnancy and Sleep Support

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Okay, so I have a small problem. I'm at the point in my pregnancy where it's getting uncomfortable to sleep. I'm a lifelong on-my-back sleeper but pregnant chicks are only supposed to sleep on their sides. This was such a huge change for me that I started practicing side sleeping during my first trimester. It's been a really tough transition for me and I frequently wake up in the middle of the night because The Boy is gently moving me on to my side. But, I AM getting better and it's becoming a habit for me now.

However, now I'm struggling with discomfort from laying on my side all night. When I wake up in the morning, my hips ache badly. The other night, I practiced with putting a pillow between my legs and that seemed to help but I can only do it when The Boy is not in bed (no extra room). I know many people love their body pillows or Snoogle but we simply DO NOT have room in our bed for us and a human-sized pillow (We are not skinny ass 20-somethings. We are fat and middle-aged.).

Also, I really love not having a pillow between me and my husband. It really calms him down (he has PTSD) for us to sleep skin-to-skin at night and constantly be touching each other. It helps with the nightmares. Also, due to the size of our house and lack of money – our queen bed is the only sleeping spot available for me right now (our couch is mindnumbingly uncomfortable).

So I'm asking for help, y'all. Is there a small pillow or a position/way that I can sleep that will reduce the pain in my hips? Any help at all would be much appreciated!