Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Hot Feet

For the last few nights I have had a TERRIBLE time getting to sleep. I always have a problem w/ my feet being hot at night, it's kinds of a funny issue b/c quite often I'll go to bed w/ FREEZING cold feet so I'll put socks on, only to have to remove them 1/2 way through the night b/c my feet are too hot. This issue runs in my family as well. My brother always sleeps w/ his feet out of the covers & I think we both get that from Mom (Hi, Mom!).

So, last night I went to bed, no socks. My feet were sufficiently warm. After an hour of hanging my feet out of the covers, I finally had to get up & douse them w/ a cold washcloth. It didn't have much effect, but it felt pretty good at the time. I did realise that my feet were all swollen as well (one thing about pregnancy I could do w/o). FINALLY I was able to get to sleep.

I told Chad about it this morning & his reply was, "but the room was COLD! I had the window open all night." Yes, the room was cold, I was a little chilly, but my feet? Not so much. I do recall this hot feet problem from when I was pregnant w/ Asher & could quite often be found sitting on the front porch w/ my feet in a 5 gallon bucket of water to cool off my tootsies.

I think I may fill the hot water bottle w/ cold water & try that tonight. It's not like the weather has been that hot... just my feet!


  1. Yes, the water bottle might work. I don't think I ever had this problem with any of my pregnancies. I do have RLS (restless leg syndrom) now - but only occasionally. Heard of that? It's when you HAVE to move your leg - it drives you crazy until you MOVE YOUR LEG. It's weird and I'm so glad I don't have it all the time or it would drive me crazy. Hope you get your cold/hot feet figured out!

    Thanks for your supportive comment this evening and I was very pleased to see you. Hope to see you again soon - Kellan

  2. That's funny Sherilyn!!

  3. Finally found someone with the same problem as me. I am 6 months preggers and my feet get REALLY Hot, most nights I end up waking and running cold water on them...strange isn't it! Waterbottle sounds like a good idea though!!