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But last night was a breakthrough. After six and a half years of unintentional co-sleeping, I stumbled upon a solution to the whole pillow-sharing thing.
I have been suffering the 'twin sandwich' the past few nights. Both of them have been waking and due to many factors, sleep deprivation being the primary one, the Geege and I have been hosting them in bed with us. I end up with one under each armpit, and two additional heads on my pillow. Not happy!
So, last night, when I woke for a random toilet stop, I weaseled my arms out from under the twins' heads, slinked out of the bed, dodging Nugget who had taken up residence at the end of the bed. When I came to return to my little spot, the twins had rolled into it and Nugget had claimed a greater share of the bed, leaving me high and dry.
I had no choice but to sleep in Nugget's bed. On my own! A single bed has never seemed so roomy.
I happily slept through the rest of the night to be woken at dawn by not one, but two visitors wondering where their cosy armpit snuggle-beds had gone. In they jumped. Only, it wasn't so bad. You see, Nugget has a U-shaped pillow and I discovered that they are perfect for three heads. No change to the shape of the pillow! Bliss!
So while I could have done without the musical beds and the little shadows, the upshot of the world's worst night of sleep is the U-shaped pillow. I am so swapping with Nugget!
Have you discovered the usefulness of the U-shaped pillow (beyond breastfeeding and baby propping)? Should they be added to the list?