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A Mattress Fit for a (Super) King

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I feel like all of my posts lately feature photos of me lolling around either in bed or on the couch: whoops!

The thing is, though, that is pretty much my life right now: being pregnant has given me a whole new appreciation for rest and relaxation, and, as it’s starting to get a bit uncomfortable for me to find a position I’m comfortable enough to sleep in at night, when we replaced our bed recently, picking the right mattress was one of the most important considerations.

Actually, we picked out our mattress before we’d even found a bed we liked. I’m sure no one needs me to tell them that, when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, it’s the mattress, rather than the bedframe, which makes all the difference. Ours is by Leesa, and it has 3 layers of foam to adjust to your body, providing support and pressure relief – particularly important for my poor hips right now, which are often pretty achy when I wake up in the morning! The top layer also contains cooling Avena foam, to let air circulate: this was particularly important for Terry, who sometimes found our old mattress a bit too toasty at night!

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Leesa mattress review and unboxing
breakfast in bed
Speaking of Terry, that man is a restless sleeper: as in, he’s basically in perpetual motion from the minute he lies down until he finally falls asleep, and the whole time I’ll just be lying there like a cork being thrown around on a rough sea, thinking WILL. YOU. JUST. LIE. STILL. But he doesn’t, so the thing I’ve been loving most about this mattress is the support I get from it, plus the fact that Terry can bounce around as much as likes over on his side, and I don’t feel a thing – seriously, it’s worth it for that reason alone!

Before the mattress arrived, I was a little bit worried about how on earth we’d get it up the two (curved) flights of stairs that lead to the master bedroom, but I needn’t have, because it arrived in a box which looked simultaneously HUGE, and also too small to possibly contain a superking sized mattress:

Leesa mattress unboxing

Unboxing it was actually kind of fun: when you get the mattress out of the box it looks really thin, like it can’t possibly be an actual, working mattress, but then that’s when the magic happens, and you get to watch it grow before your eyes into a full-fledged adult mattress: aaawww!

We’ve been sleeping on it for around a week now, and I think the best way I can describe what it’s been like is to quote Terry, who woke up on the first morning and said he felt like he’d been sleeping in a fancy hotel bed all night. That pretty much sums it up for me, too: the whole bed just feels so much more comfortable and luxurious, and I’ve had fewer pregnancy aches and pains too so far (Although ask me again in the third trimester!), which makes me really glad we decided to make the swap. Oh, and one other good point: Leesa donate one to charity for every ten they sell – so it’s a mattress with a social conscience, too!

breakfast in bed - Leesa mattress review
Leesa mattress review and unboxing


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  • Myra Boyle
    August 28, 2017

    Wow! I’ve never seen a mattress that does that, it looks very comfy too. The cooling gel top layer sounds like a good idea, I’ve seen the cooling gel pillows and have been really tempted.
    Happy sleeping

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There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

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A Mattress Fit for a (Super) King