About being pregnant: the third trimester!
Now that we’re well and truly in the third trimester (and in actual fact are nearing our due date fairly rapidly!), I thought I better get the post I promised about the third trimester online before we find ourselves busy with the arrival of our baby!
As I have previously mentioned, the third trimester and pregnancy on the whole has treated me well. So far, it’s been pretty much a textbook pregnancy, which is grand! The few bits and bobs that have been on the not-so-smile-inducing side can be summarised as follows:
- Morning sickness
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Hearing any variant of “gosh you’re looking so big!” on a frequent basis
- Braxton hicks
- Leg cramps
- Mild carpal tunnel syndrome
See also: feeling increasingly uncomfortable, less graceful by the day, and having to get up in the middle of the night 2+ times to go to the toilet (and each wee is so unsatisfying because my bladder is now TINY from being so squashed by the baby!). Part of me feels like I should also mention stretch marks, but whilst they’re not traditionally pretty (!) I was pretty excited to spy those lines start snaking underneath my belly. They feel like proof of this wonderful journey… What can I say, I’m a bit of a weirdo!
There are plenty of lovely things to mention too though, so don’t fear! Smiles and laughter inducing bits and bobs are pretty much as follows:
- Feeling the baby move
- Counting the days until our EDD
- Guilt-free naps
- Getting our home and selves ready for the baby’s arrival
- Crazy pregnancy dreams
- Being referred to as a mum (!)
- My lovely baby shower
- Trying to think of baby names with Jack
- Feeling the most appreciative of my body than I ever have before (I’m growing an actual human!)
- Meeting new friends at antenatal classes
- When the baby reminds me that right now, I’m never alone
- The fascination and weird questions that me being pregnant prompts from some friends and family
- The anticipation of the day we finally get to meet our baby
It’s less than five weeks until our EDD now, which feels so very bizarre! We’re definitely feeling less terrified and more excited than we were earlier on in pregnancy; it feels like with each passing day things are falling into place that little bit more. We have a bag packed for the hospital, have done our research on fitting the car seat, have everything we need for a newborn and have prepared ourselves as best we can. It’s just a case of waiting, now! (Though we’re very happy to wait until the 37 week mark – no super early arrival please, little one!)
So there you have it, a little summary of how pregnancy has been treating me! Hope you enjoyed reading – hopefully I will be able to post about baby’s arrival soon enough..! Take care, lovelies.