Thank you everyone for all the kind wishes from my previous post. It means a lot and I know eventually I will ease in to my “new normal.” It’ll just take some time. On that note, I thought I would share some pregnancy updates!
I still cannot believe I am 33 weeks in to this pregnancy. As slow as it seems to be going, it really has gone super fast (if that makes any sense at all). The good news is, with each passing day, we are feeling more prepared. We’ve almost got the baby’s room finished, the car seat is IN the car, and I think we’ve got all the “basics” we need to care for a newborn. Now it’s just a matter of mustering through this last trimester.
In month 7, I still felt pretty good. Yea, it was harder to get around, but I still felt okay. However, it seemed like the second I hit week 32, things took a turn for the tired, uncomfortable, and out of breath. Oh and did I mention my internal temperature must be something like 1002 degrees? I am hot ALL THE TIME! This is a total 360 from the freeze baby I’m used to being. It’s bizarre!
I’ve also been knocking things off of counters and tables with my belly. I’m still not used to having this bump jutting out and it’s easy to “forget” that your waist isn’t as slim as it used to be. It’s not only embarrassing to bump things off counters…but it’s even MORE embarrassing trying to pick them up. Obviously, it’s easier picking things up depending on my energy level, but catch me at the end of the day and I would imagine I am quite the sight to see.
Most of my pre-preggo clothes are a thing of the past. My jeans have been long gone but I could still comfortably fit in my comfy pants and shorts. While my comfy pants still FIT, they aren’t so comfy, especially ones that have a more fitted waist. Things I realize now? I was thin. Yes, after many years of denial, I finally realize that I WAS THIN. It took becoming pregnant, but now I look at my old self and curse every single day I ever got down on myself. I hope and pray that after this experience, I can learn to appreciate my body for what it is, what it has done, and whatever shape it ends up in. Our bodies are AMAZING ladies! We need to be nicer to them!!
Question: How did you feel in your 8th and 9th month of pregnancy? Any words of encouragement to help me make it to the end!!??