I can’t believe I’m in the third trimester… and week 30 tomorrow.
I have gained about 30 pounds. I have loved watching my tummy grow. I really enjoy wearing maternity clothes. I actually feel better about my body and more comfortable wearing clothes than I did before I was pregnant. I totally feel the changing effects of the third trimester. In the last few weeks I suddenly noticed stretch marks on my lower tummy which weren’t there before. I can’t really bend down anymore… so when I drop something it’s basically “fuck it” or hope someone can help me. Sleeping is a mess. Constantly being interrupted by having to pee or turn over. I can’t sleep on my back at all anymore as per doctors orders, but recently I find it hard to breathe when I’m on my back anyway. Sleeping on my sides is definitely taking a toll on my body. My side legs hurt, my hips are effected, my arms fall asleep. I have built a fort around me out of all the good pillows we have. I have been using Breathe Right Strips because I can’t breathe! My nose is so swollen (and has been most of pregnancy). When I first put on the Breathe Right Strip my whole world change. I do snore still, but not as bad. My poor husband. Last week my ankles began to swell. I’m trying to take it easy, keep them up as much as possible. I haven’t been walking as much anymore – totally disappointed in myself. I have been trying my best to eat balanced clean meals. I crave donuts. and other things at random.I am still taking Diclectin. When I tried to cut back even more, it ruined my day. I can’t sit on my couch anymore without propping up tones of pillows to support my back. Lots of back pain. My hubby gives me constant massages. Getting in and out of my car or the bed has proven extra difficult. Even getting out of my shower can be tricky. I had a bladder infection that I didn’t have symptoms for – but that is gone now. Still starving constantly. I have random pains – I think I am experiencing a lot of trapped gas. All OB appointments have gone smoothly. It’s so beautiful to hear the babies heart beat! AND finally I am feeling him move regularly. I’m not sure if I have discovered a pattern yet, but he tends to move more at night. I even caught some movement on camera. There was a two day period a few weeks ago where I hardly felt him and freaked out, but all is well. We have started to prep baby stuff – lots of purchases and made a registry. I feel better about being more prepared. The chance of his survival is greater now and I know in my mind that if something were to happen that one day we will have a baby no matter what… or we can donate the items. We aren’t going to have any party for the baby until after he is born. I can’t wait. I mean, although there is a lot of discomfort I am absolutely in love with being pregnant and having him in my tummy and carrying him with me everywhere and feeling him move. But I can’t wait until he is born. I have been having some sad feelings about it not just being my husband and I anymore – I really want to enjoy all the time we have left “alone” and do some things/go on certain dates that we probably won’t be able to go on for a while after birth.
I guess that’s all for now. All is good, really. I’m trying to enjoy every moment as best I can without worrying about what could happen. And my husband has been incredible. Just incredible. I feel so lucky to have him.