In my continuing struggle with sleeping, I finally decided to get a pregnancy pillow since people seem to swear by them. I ended up getting a mini pillow rather than the full-size one since I wanted to continue using my regular pillow too rather than using the pregnancy pillow for my head, and it was quite a bit cheaper than the full-size pillows. Given that it took years to break me from sleeping on my stomach, I guess I should've expected that it would not be an easy transition to switch from sleeping on my back to my side (which is supposed to avoid cutting off blood flow once I get bigger), but yeah. I did not magically begin sleeping on my side, so I'm still waking up frequently throughout the night, but now I have the added option of rearranging the pillow (no easy feat) to see if that will somehow make me sleep more. I think it is helping somewhat, since I was able to sleep for about 7 hours straight once (although that may have also been from just being exhausted), but it wasn't quite the instantaneous fix I had been hoping for.
This week I definitely looked bigger than last in person again, and yet... my belly looks almost identical in the pictures, maybe even a little smaller. Hmm.