35 weeks and full of complaints

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Those third-trimester ailments I've heard so much about have finally caught up to me.  I've just got a few more weeks to go (hopefully!), but this baby isn't making it easy on me.  Apparently, she's about the size of a honeydew these days, and besides the extra weight I'm carrying, she really enjoys drop-kicking my sides and pushing down on every sensitive nerve in my pelvis.  Are these signs of what's to come when she's finally made her entrance into the world?  Geesh, I hope not!

So, going through the list of possible third-trimester discomforts, I seem to be right on track.  Pelvic pain? Check!  Swollen toes and fingers?  Check!  Breathlessness?  Check!  Constant fatigue?  Check!  Lower back pain?  Check!  Nausea, pregnant-girl waddle, sleeplessness?  Check, check, check!  And it sure doesn't help that I'm a big ball of clumsy these days, too.  I drop everything on the floor and can't help bumping my ever-large bump into everything and everyone in my path.  It's so embarrassing.

But, we're nearing the end now and as uncomfortable as I've been lately, my mind hasn't stopped thinking about meeting our little girl.  I'm looking forward to the day when I'll read back through this blog post and laugh about how futile my pregnancy complaints were while staring at the beautiful creature that caused all the fuss.  I only have a few weeks left to endure all the uncomfortable woes of pregnancy and I know it's all for the most worthy cause of all.  No pain, no gain, right?

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