So … very … pregnant …

Thursday, April 1, 2010

30 weeks, 4 days pregnant
Pregnancy is a funny thing. I find certain weeks go by and are very uneventful, and others give you daily slap-in-the-face reminders of your knocked-up-ness.
This week (Week 31) has been a slap-in-the-face week. Not really in a bad way, just in a very … noticeable, holy-crap-I-am-super-duper-preggo way.
For example:
  • The cold that won’t go away. I have had 40% of a cold for the last couple of weeks. It’s weird. I wouldn’t call myself “sick,” but yet I’ve been coughing a lot, sniffling, feeling run-down, etc. Apparently that is very common during the third trimester, because my immune system is being suppressed in order to protect the baby from being rejected by my body. I miss DayQuil.
  • The pool balls in my stomach. Yes, you read that correctly. I have taken to describing Baby Boy as “three pool balls thudding around in my stomach.” Sometimes when I’m walking, he feels soooo low, and I keep visualizing the weight of three billiard balls. That’s just how he feels!
  • The constant movement. It’s impossible to forget I’m pregnant this week, because Baby Boy has (thankfully) been moving around like crazy. I’ve been feeling him “cover a larger area” than before, too — like jabs that seem to happen almost on my sides (especially my right side). He feels so strong! Mama’s little bruiser 🙂
  • The ever-expanding-ness. When I walk into the bathroom to pee (oh, about eighty-five times a day), I’ve been surprised by my profile. My stomach juts so far out! And when I walk around, I just feel so heavy.
  • The tiredness. I am so, so, so glad the nursery is done (and almost everything we need is purchased), because in the words of Kate Gosselin, “I’m done. I’m just done.” My energy this week has been zero, and I don’t know if it will come back or what. I am eternally grateful to my second-trimester-self, for getting so much done. Seriously, people thought I was a crazy keener, but that advice will be my legacy to other second-trimester chicks: get it done now. Yes, you have lots of time left, but you will not have the energy then.

So what do you think?

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