You know what is super annoying? Everyone always talks about how little sleep you get with a newborn, but no one ever tells you about the sleepless nights you have while pregnant. During my third trimester I would wake up around 1am, go to the kitchen and get some water, watch random videos on Facebook, walk around my house a couple times, and then finally fall back asleep around 3am. Miserable.
So, when the people from Sleep Number reached out I knew it had to be sent straight from God, right?? Well, anyone who knows me knows I’m last minute on pretty much everything, so my mattress got delivered by the two nicest guys on November 11th. Did I mention I was going to the hospital on the 12th for a scheduled c-section? Yeah not the best timing ever but at least I got one amazing nights sleep before I went to the hospital. All I could think about while I was in that uncomfortable hospital bed was getting home to my new Sleep Number! And my cute new baby, of course! 🙂
We have had our mattress for a little over a month now and I can honestly say even with a newborn, I have slept better in the past month than I did my entire pregnancy. It was perfect for my c-section recovery because I could lift up the head on my side of the bed, so I didn’t have to struggle getting in and out. I was also super swollen afterwards and being able to lift my feet while I slept helped a ton. I’m still trying to figure out what my Sleep Number is (exactly how firm or soft I like my mattress), so I keep trying a different one every week and right now I’m at a 30 which I’m loving. Tyler is somewhere in the 40’s and based solely on the fact that he hasn’t snored since, I’m guessing he’s loving the mattress just as much as I am! You control everything from an app on your iPhone called SleepIQ technology, where you can also turn on a heater for your feet, track your sleep patterns, and even turn on an automatic night light if you have middle-of-the-night baby feedings like I do!
I can’t tell you what a difference great sleep on my new bed has made. Life is so much more enjoyable when you’re well-rested. I find I have so much more energy to focus on my family and be at my best for my kids.
This post was sponsored by Sleep Number. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are completely my own.
*Getting a family picture these days is pretty tough, especially when Ricki is a birthday party and can’t be there to help me! Despite Gibson’s screaming, I assure you he loves the Sleep Number just as much as I do, just hates getting his picture taken and sitting still in general!