You know when you're a kid and you go swimming all day in the chlorine water and you're having way too much fun swimming and swallowing pool water that you don't eat lunch or take a break until it's time to go home. And then when you get home you realize that you're totally exhausted and you actually feel sick from swimming all day?
Well, that's the closest I can get to explaining how I feel as a pregnant woman (except for the too much fun part).
I am seriously so extremely exhausted and I feel sick every day until about noon or 1 o'clock. And then I feel okay, but still exhausted... like I've been at the pool all day. I honestly can't even walk around the house without my stomach getting tight and feeling short of breath. (If this is any indication of how it feels to be old, than I'm not sure I want to get old!)
My eyesight is getting really bad.
I have to stand at the sink sideways because my belly is way too big and has been for a long time.
28 weeks 29 weeks
30 weeks 31 weeks
People just stare at me in disbelief when I tell them that I still have 2 months to go.
My pregnancy book (published in 1994... so it might be a little out of date!) says that by 31 weeks the baby is about 3.5 pounds, 18 inches total length, and that I should have gained 21-27 pounds. I've gained 19 pounds but still everyone looks at me like I've swallowed a whale or something. I think people forget or don't realize everything that happens to (and in) your body when you're expecting. There is so much more in there than just a growing baby!!
I get occasional heartburn... I'm super grateful that it's only occasional though.
I am so uncomfortable right now. Sometimes I forget what all of this pain is for. And then I remember and get overwhelmed. Excited but overwhelmed. Even though pregnancy is a complete and total miracle, it's still a little weird knowing that I'm growing a human inside of me.
She moves all of the time. All day and all night.
If I had one wish right now it would be to have this baby tonight only if it meant that she could come home 100% developed and healthy tomorrow. I've been super impatient and this pregnancy is going by so slowly. Sooooooooo slowwwwwly... I feel like I've been pregnant for years.
I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to be pregnant and have children, it's just hard work!