I can’t believe that Brandon and pregnant me would cuddle up and sleep (I use this term loosely) in a full. Our second child was a cosleeper/didn’t sleep ever so the only way we got to sleep was just let him use me as human pacifier during the night and we coslept on a full. We eventually got a queen, but it wasn’t comfortable at all to me. Brandon liked it, but I like sleeping in a fluffy nest and that bed felt the same as sleeping on the floor. Can we also talk about how I didn’t sleep for almost 5 years? I would wake up every hour or two and love was enough to keep me from really harming Brandon. I’m a light sleeper that can’t fall right back to sleep.
When we were in NEPA this summer I slept a full night every night. I slept. Full nights. No one took my blankets, breathed to loud, snored, yelled “GHHHOOOOOOOSSSST”, or was biting my shoulder (you should all ask Brandon about biting me in his sleep). I love Brandon, but if he wanted me to make it to the age 30 I needed sleep.
He designed and built a Texas King bed. Our 8 feet wide bed is glorious. I’ll not buy clothes for a year and not buy random “stuff”to be frugal – but I went completely UNfrugal when it came to our bed.
We have 2 mattresses. One full xl that is super soft and one twin xl that is soft. I sleep on the full side and I still creep onto the twin side of the bed.
We have separate sheets and blankets.
Here are our sheets. They are really soft and comfortable. They aren’t the most breathable, but I prefer super soft and cheap over super soft, breathable, and expensive.
I got the gray blankets from Target or Walmart. They were $20 each and I can’t find them online now.
Our top cover which is “one cover” is actually 2 comforters from Target sewn together. I wanted to throw my sewing machine across the room, but it did work.
I got fabric from fabric.com (I LOVE fabric.com) and made a top sheet. I put the top sheet and comforter inside out and sewed around the edges. I flipped my work to right side out, sewed up the the hole I left, and had an awesome, no ugly seam showing, custom cover.
Brandon is a perfectionist and our bed looks awesome.
I now sleep all night. Both Brandon and I can sprawl out, not fight over blankets, and not continually wake each other up. I have missed sleep and it is great to have it back in my life. I find so many things less offensive now that I sleep.