I was visiting my favorite pregnancy forum, when one of the topics of discussion was “You Know You’re In Your Third Trimester When…” came up. And after reading through all the responses, I couldn’t help but nod in agreement.
So, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my telltale signs. Seeing as there may be a reader out there who’s pregnant and needs to feel like she’s not alone, or even a reader who needs a ‘reality check’ in order to fight the ‘I-Want-Another-Baby-Even-Though-I-Said-I-Was-Done” urge. I mean, you never know, right?
- I Have Bad Body Odor – I smell horrendous. Like, when you walk by someone in the store and have to hold your breath to pass them kind of horrendous
- I Start Shaving By Feel – Grooming you-know-what has gotten so ridiculous, I’m considering going full ‘school girl’! Eeeew! Using a mirror doesn’t help because my belly casts a shadow and I can’t see a dang thing. But because my vanity refuses to have me looking like Big Foot in the Delivery Room, I will continue to groom… and go cross-eyed in the process
- I Have Good Posture – My old piano teacher would be proud: The baby’s so big now, I can’t slump over when I sit – but not for lack of trying. When I do, she makes it a point to let me know she doesn’t appreciate it by stretching, turning, punching and kicking me to the point of extreme discomfort. Ouch!
- I Start Peeing Myself – Whenever I cough or sneeze, that’s what happens. Or when the baby is literally stomping on or punching me in the bladder. Rude.
- I Begin Bumping Into Things With My Belly – This generally includes corners, open drawers, doors, and my son’s head
- I Have Swollen Everything – And when I say everything, I mean everything
- I Have Feet Like My Husband’s – Because I can’t reach them to take care of them
- I’m Out of Breath – I’m out of breath from doing everything – including breathing
- I Can’t Sleep – I can’t seem to find a comfortable position anymore. Even using ten pillows… Okay, that’s an exaggeration… it’s more like 20…
- I Start Thinking About Labor – Now that the weeks are dwindling down, I can’t help but think more and more about it! The biggest and most worrisome thought? THE PAIN.
Tons of fun, remember, ladies? But of course, I remember it’s all worth it to see that squishy, puffy, red miracle of a baby! Ah, Motherhood.