Hello internet friends. I haven’t been on wordpress since my birthday. I haven’t really had any motivation to blog lately. But since being on holiday, I wanted to write another update on how my pregnancy is going. Especially as I am now officially in my third trimester! Baby is only a few months away now…
My tummy is getting pretty big now. I can’t stop staring at it honestly. It’s going to get even bigger over the next 10-12 weeks which is crazy, as baby continues to grow to a healthy weight. She’s currently around 1 kg, and birth weight is typically around 3.5 kgs I believe. So she has a lot of growing to do in this last trimester.
Also, as she gets bigger, she has less room, so I am feeling all the movements. Every little or big one. Kicks, rolls, punches, stretches, hiccups, spasms, all of it. I spend most nights just sitting on the couch staring at my stomach jump around. It’s fascinating and also kind of scary to see that much movement coming from inside me. A few of those moves have also been pretty uncomfortable. She does this one stretch, where I feel like she’s pushing her foot against my ribs, and I have to stop and just breathe for a second cause it does not feel right. Doesn’t last too long though. Also not a fan when she moves down and just rests right on top of my bladder.
Along with all that, there is more general fatigue, and random aches and pains. It does not take long for me to want to sit down and rest. But that also relates to the fact that I run out of breath faster, since lungs are also getting crowded. It’s so weird to think that so many organs are being pushed to one side right now, because baby is the priority (makes sense though).
With entering this last trimester, I’m starting to think more about labor and delivery. It genuinely scares me. I’m not the greatest when it comes to pain, and birth definitely is going to involve some level of pain. I’ve been reading quite a few books about labor, delivery and recovery, so I’m learning more about it. Rory and I will also be going to antenatal classes in January where they’ll talk more about it, so that should help to. For now though, I’m still just trying to focus on getting through my last few weeks at work, and making sure I keep healthy in this last bit of pregnancy.
With all that being said, I want to reflect on how I’ve been feeling this whole pregnancy. I’ve been very lucky that I’ve had no major issues. I skipped the morning sickness and most of the nausea which I am very happy about. I have had a few bad nights with heartburn and general aches and pains, but otherwise I’m okay. The first trimester was odd, as I felt so tired and drained all the time, but I looked completely normal. I didn’t look pregnant at all. I didn’t really start showing till around 14-15 weeks. The second trimester was definitely better energy wise. I wasn’t as tired anymore, I started showing, and of course, I began to feel baby. I find it funny that I used to have to focus so hard to see if I could feel baby moving, and now I feel her all day everyday. Entering the third trimester though, I have heard that the fatigue kicks back in with a vengeance. On top of that, you also are huge, and other sorts of fun things to focus on.
I have been very rambly in this update post, but I haven’t really done one in 7 weeks, so I had a lot to say. I will say, I’m starting to get a little over being pregnant. I can only imagine how I feel in 2 months. I will definitely be sick of being pregnancy by then I’m sure. I am definitely not looking forward to the labor/birth/recovery part, as the more I find out about it, the less fun it seems. But you gotta get through that to get to the baby part. But, I can honestly say that I can’t wait to have this baby, and be able to physically see/touch/feel her. To have a little daughter and look after her. When I think about that, I get really giddy and excited, while also anxious and nervous. That seems about right for your first child right? 50/50 on excited and worried.
To end this post, as it’s getting really long. Christmas was really nice for us. We hung out with family, played games, ate lots of food, went out and about. It’s New Years Eve now, tomorrow is 2019 which is pretty cool. I hope to update again sooner rather than later. I hope you guys had a really nice Christmas break too, and got to spend time with loved ones.
See you next year.