Tuesday, May 18, 2010

12 Weeks to go

Hello third trimester. I have mixed feelings about you.

I'm happy coz we're getting closer and closer to meeting the little miss, who by the way hasn't been shy about making her presence known these days. She's quite feisty, kicking her dad in the ear every time he tries to listen for her heartbeat, waking me up with her tae-bo routine at 6am on Saturdays and Sundays or one of her favorite past times - parking herself right on my bladder or my ribs.

BUT the glory days of my 2nd trimester are long gone. Thank goodness I started working on the nursery early!
As promised, here are more "Oh Hells No" moments...

1. I can no longer see my feet.... and worst of all - tending the garden of eden has become a VERY dangerous task. I've decided that I should probably start seeing my favorite expert again.

2. My stomach is constantly upset. AND it seems as though I've suddenly become lactose intolerant. One day I was happily drinking milk, the next I was hunched over with pain thinking I was going through premature labor only to discover that constipation is no longer a problem. I'll leave it at that.

3. Back pain. Back pain. Back pain.

4. Groin pains. AKA "Round Ligament Pains". Basically a sharp/stabbing like pain right on the bikini line caused by the growing uterus. Walking tends to aggravate it even more (at least for me).

5. Starting to feel tired again + experiencing shortness of breathe from simple activities like going upstairs to my bedroom.

Rant over.

Bright side... the metal taste in my mouth that decided to linger on well into my 2nd trimester is finally gone, nightmares have eased, I now know how it feels to have boobs, I can eat what I want and I don't have to worry about sucking in my tummy and of course it goes without saying - all will be forgotten once I finally have the cute bundle in my arms and experience a love unlike any other!!


Zee said...

It's all definitely well worth it!! Can't wait meet the little miss too :)

IamSusie said...

The lactose intolerance happened to me during my second pregnancy too! It was the weirdest thing. At the time, no one could figure out what was going on, but boy was it ever uncomfortable. I never did go back to normal, so I just take the lactaid pills before eating dairy.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

ha hee..."garden of eden" :) (giggle) Oh hun...you poor thing, you haven't let on at all to most of this stuff & I remember what it was like to feel this way. It sucks...but, Z is right,it is all so worth it. You know I am here if you need anything and you can always call, just to bitch if you need to.

Unknown said...

Amen sister. I have 12 weeks to go with my pregnancy too, and am scared what may pop out of my swimsuit if I don't do something about my grooming situation down there. I guess I could buy one of those skirted jobs. The back pain is the worst. I have it all day everyday. Not to mention my tailbone has felt as if it is bruised for weeks now. Sitting on a pillow is painful right about now.

Just know I am right there with you...suffering every step of the way. Good luck with your remaining weeks!

Marichelle said...

Feels good to know I'm not alone!!! Thanks :)

wren said...

oh... i feel your pain. i have 12 weeks to go as well and the past two weeks have been quite transformational. the increase in back pain, not being able to sleep because it's uncomfortable, and the unbelievable coolness of him moving about. it is surly one crazy roller coaster.