Today we are going to have a little discussion about pillows.
Body pillows at that.
Let’s start at the beginning.
When my husband and I were dating and engaged, I learned that he slept with a body pillow. He would bring it home when we would visit his parents, or if we were traveling with my family.
But it never bothered me because we weren’t sleeping in the same bed yet. I thought, “that body pillow has GOT-TO-GO. . .but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there”.
Well we got there, back on May 15, 2009. And he brought his body pillow to bed just like any other night (after we were home from the honeymoon).
I thought to myself, “Shouldn’t I be your body pillow? I’m your new wife! I’m soft! I’m cuddly! Snuggle around me!”
It took about 1 night of sharing a bed to learn that my body temperature rises a good 40 degrees as I sleep, and poor Justin gets torched every time I touch him. What’s funny is that I’m cold, so I pile on the blankets. It must be because all my heat is going out.
So his body pillow was an element of protection from the furnace that lay beside him. It was his shield. #truelove
Fast forward about 4 years.
Justin and I moved into a new home about a month ago. We bought a new bed (a king!). It’s much more comfortable for him, and I’m comfortable in it too.
He decides to try to train himself to sleep without the body pillow.
Right about the time he begins to sleep pretty well without “sarah”, The Bump Nest shows up on our doorstep.
The Bump Nest is a pregnancy pillow that is like sleeping on clouds in heaven. As a non-body pillow kind of gal, it didn’t take long before I developed a deep relationship with this body pillow. But it didn’t start off smoothly.
So, I give it a try. And the first night wasn’t very comfortable. Since I wasn’t shifting around all night, I found my shoulder to be sore in the morning.
So the next night my husband asked if I was going to sleep with it again.
“No, I think I’ll wait until I’m really pregnant and use it then to prop up the belly.”
“Okay. Can I try it?”
So he spent the night in the Nest and woke up with a smile across his face. He loved it.
I thought,” OH GREAT! As soon as he phases out “sarah”, I introduce him to a larger, candy cane shaped Nest that he will sleep with now!”
He slept with it a few nights and then I demanded for it to be returned to the rightful, pregnant owner. And when I say demanded I mean asked and he gave it up without a fight. He might have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night. #pregnantwifealwayswins
I was determined to love the Nest as much as he did. It was sort of a competition for me.
Well all it took was one more night and I was in love. I situated my arm just right, and tucked the end between my knees and it was glorious.
I informed him of my Nest love the next morning and he knew, deep in his soul, his last days had already been spent with the Nest.
I truly considered buying him one as a gift, but between 2 adults, 2 cats, and TWO Bump Nest’s in 1 king bed it was going to get a little crowded.
So, as Justin sleeps alone. . . far on his side of the king bed. . . I’m wrapped up in the Nest like a kitten in a pile of other kittens. It’s. the. best.
So, what happens after I’m not pregnant and have no real “need” for the Bump Nest? I don’t know. But I fear that day. I may use this thing forever.
So, pregnant or not, if you are a body pillow user or want to become a body pillow user, I can’t say enough great things about the Bump Nest. I’ve been sleeping with it for awhile and look forward to it’s warm embrace every night.
The Bump Nest is offering a 10% off coupon and free shipping if you use the code “SMALLTEN”
You may be thinking this post was sponsored, but it wasn’t. The Bump Nest sent me this as a gift, but I wasn’t compensated in any way. And if you happen to know where I live, and you stopped over unannounced, you’d see this pillow has a spot in our bedroom, right next to my side of the bed, for me to grab it every night.