Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 3rd Trimester Blues (Don't read if you don't like complaining)
So I was VERY blessed with my pregnancy compared to some stories I hear. I would only get sick if I didn't eat and I only threw up once in my first trimester. My second trimester was a little rough at the beginning with migranes twice a week, but that was only for about 3 weeks. I would get acid reflux/heart burn once in a while but nothing that a few tums wouldn't fix. Other than that I had no problems with being pregnant. I thought to myself "Why do people make pregnancy sound so bad?" And then I reached the third trimester. Once I was in my third trimester I got KILLER acid reflux. Tums did very little, but milk worked. And then my body so kindly decided to become lactose intolerant. So the milk ended and of course my chocolate cravings kicked up to high heaven which makes acid reflux even worse. NO BUENO! I also developed carpal tunnel. Not too bad at first, but now I can't feel my right finger tips ever and if I ever do anything where my wrist has to move over and over, I get a pain that shoots up to my elbow. I was lucky to find a way, up till about 7 1/2ish months, to sleep on my stomach (I would just put the weight a little to the side) but that ended and now I pretty much don't sleep at night. I also can't sleep on my back because I have killer lower back pain when I lay flat on my back even when I am not pregnant (thanks to not knowing how to lift weights properly in high school). And up until about 4 days ago I was totally fine with all of these problems. I just told myself, "Hey it's pregnancy, you've been blessed with a fairly easy pregnancy so just live with it." But now I am just getting sick of it. I am ready for this little guy to come out so I can sleep on my stomach, feel my fingers, drink milk/eat ice cream, and not have a burning esophagus all the time. I know I shouldn't complain because I have been blessed with a fairly easy pregnancy. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be pregnant. I feel sorry for the women who try and try and can't get pregnant. So I know I shouldn't complain, but sometimes I am just ready to be done being pregnant. Most of all I am excited to hold my cute little man in my arms and look at him. I do also LOVE feeling hime kick and move around. At first it was kinda weird feeling, but now I get worried if he doesn't move. I also love seeing how happy Ben gets when the baby kicks or decides to make my stomach do the wave. It's so cute. He is going to be a very loving Dad and I love it. I still have two weeks left, but I am 80% effaced wich can mean 2 days or 3 weeks. We will see. Well that is the end of my complaints, sorry to sound like a Debbie Downer. In all reality I am very happy to have the blessing of being pregnant.