All the things that go *unmentioned* during the third trimester of pregnancy. Well…. at least in my case. If you are curious as to what I’m talking about, give this a read!
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Where to begin? I don’t even know. Bare with me cause it’s about to be a bumpy ride.
I have ALWAYS been one to see pregnancy as such a beautiful thing woman go through. The beauty of creating, growing, and nurturing a life inside of you is absolutely amazing. Our bodies are incredible.
Being in the third trimester of my last pregnancy I have to admit I’m not enjoying it as much as I did with my first two pregnancies. Maybe that’s because my first two were fairly easier or maybe I just don’t remember the last trimester misery. Either way… I’m just not feeling it this time around. 🥴
Let me make one thing clear before you come for me: I am in noooo way complaining.
I’m currently in the 10 week count down until we welcome our son into the world. In 72 short days I will be a mama to 3 Littles. I’m excited. Nervous. Happy. Anxious. Emotional. & completely terrified all at once.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – my last and final pregnancy. I will be tying my tubes after he is born and I’m honestly excited. I am trying so hard to love and enjoy this last pregnancy but the farther along I get the harder it is to feel anything other than uncomfortable and ready to just be done with this chapter of my life….
With that being said let’s hop right into my intentions of this blog post.
1. Heart palpitations
This is by far the worst part of the third trimester for me. Of course I got these throughout my second trimester but for some reason they seem to be constant and I cannot catch a break. It’s a veryyyyyy uncomfortable feeling & nothing seems to help. I took it as far as cutting out beloved coffee in hopes to ease up the palpitations but nope. Problem not solved. I’m over here feeling like I ran a 10 mile marathon after walking from my kitchen to the bathroom. Not fun.
2. Feeling like a whale
This one I’m sure you have heard of. Pregnant woman complain that they feel like a beached whale at the end of their pregnancies. Let me tell youuuuuu… I feel like a freaking whale. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am a plus sized mama. Before I got pregnant I was on a mission to drop some pounds. (I lost 10 out of 30) BAM! Hello pregnancy. I’m not mad at it, I took it as it comes. With 10 weeks remaining I have gained *nine whole pounds*. But in reality I feel like I have gained 30. I waddle around with my bump leading the way. I’ve reached the point where if something drops onto the floor it’s literally dead to me. I feel so uncomfortable I can’t sleep, I can’t bend, I can’t freaking breathe lol. Just call me Whaley from here on out cause that’s exactly how I feel.
3. Wanting to do everything but not able to do ANYTHING
Dishes in the sink? Laundry piles to fold? Floor to mop? Bed to make? FORGET IT. Literally. I have so much to do yet I can’t do anything. This ties into my first 2 reasons: I have heart palpitations & I feel like a whale. Yup. Those two reason make me completely useless in my day to day life. My house is a complete mess, I always have clean piles of laundry waiting for me to fold, dishes take my breath away everytime I do them.. it’s awful. But let me tell you one thing. It’s temporary. Yeah, sure.. the first few weeks or 3 months after you give birth it will still feel impossible to get things done but I promise it’s temporary. Believe me. I am counting down the days + recovery days until I can finally feel useful again. I want to feel like I am doing my part as a stay at home mama. I can’t wait to get back into a some what normal routine after baby. I want to cook dinner without crying about how out of breath I am. Fold laundry as soon as it’s done. Do the dishes without my heart racing.
I promise these are not complaints. This is just me sharing the reality of what the third trimester can look like.
In the end it’s all worth it. All the hormonal crying, weight gain, feeling uncomfortable is worth every single second once you have your little in your arms.❤
If you feel like as miserable as me during the last stretch of pregnancy you are not alone. You may feel guilty for even thinking about how you are “over pregnancy.” Please dont allow yourself to feel that guilt. Its normal to not love your body changing. It’s not easy being pregnant. I am here if you need someone to talk to!
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