Ready, Set, Third Trimester

August 1, 2008

So, here I am. Today marks the beginning of my third trimester. I am truly not sure whether to celebrate or panic. :lol:

Since we’ve been living in the apartment, I’ve had to curb any nesting instincts (yes, they are a very real urge) for what’s felt like such a long time and it’s starting to make me antsy. Thankfully, I will be able to start nesting very shortly, as we are moving into our new home today!!!

When I posted about the start of my second trimester, I mentioned that I was feeling on top of the world, and I still am.. mostly.

Emotionally and mentally, I am completely enjoying being pregnant and loving every minute of our son inside my womb. Sometimes, Kevin looks over at me and I’m smiling down at my belly for some seemingly unknown reason. That reason is because I just love when Binary Boy makes himself known with his bops, kicks and hiccups. The several-times-a-day-hiccups are something I actually look forward to now.

Physically, well that’s another story. Seems like all the pregtastic symptoms of the third trimester have started right on schedule. I think I’ll just bullet-point these for ease of reading.

  • My back aches on a daily basis, even though I use a special pillow to keep me sleeping firmly in place on my left side.
  • I am constantly hungry. Right now? Hungry. 30 minutes from now after eating a little nosh? Hungry.
  • Pregnancy waddle, although minor, has officially taken over.
  • Getting up about 4-5 times a night to pee. It cuts into my REM sleep after a while and makes me sorta mildly groggy all day.
  • My belly has grown big enough that strangers now stare at it before glancing at my face. I’ve noticed a lot of older woman giving me huge smiles, which is nice. Children still just find the baby bump amusing.
  • No matter how much water I drink, my fingers and ankles still mildly swell up by the end of the day. I’m hoping they don’t reach sausage-size or else I might just have to cry.

Regardless of the physical woes, I still feel amazing overall. Growing a new life is so magical to me and I truly feel I can say what a miracle feels like on a daily basis.

So, I guess, depending on the moment, I might just celebrate.. or panic. ;-)

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Bobby August 2, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Hey, don’t worry. It’ll be over in a few months and you’ll have your baby! I’m sending your mezuzah scroll and case next week, so DON’T BUY ONE. Good Shabbos!

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katelin August 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm

oh yay that is so exciting, you’re almost there. and congrats for moving into the house, that’s probably a huge relief.

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Club Penguin August 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations on your baby.

Cutting into your REM sleep has got to be wreaking havoc on you though. That would be very tough only getting a couple hours at a time.

O well, it will all be worth it in the end.

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Eileen August 15, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Don’t panic! You’re doing great. And all that lost REM sleep is just getting you ready for when the baby comes. Our daughter still wakes me up 4 times a night—and she’s 15 months old. But it’s really, really worth it—dark circles and all.

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