Post # 1
First, I have to say that I truly feel and know that I am incredibly lucky and blessed to have been able to get pregnant easily and to have had a healthy, uneventful pregnancy thus far.
However, there are a few things no one told me. Like that I would start outgrowing maternity clothes at 33 weeks! What am I supposed to do now? If you’re tall, beware! Sleeves are always too short, but now the shirts are barely covering my belly and I have 6 weeks to go!
Also, that the baby’s movements get pretty uncomfortable and even painful at times. I love that he’s healthy and active, but OMG there are moments when I want to yell out when he kicks or twists in a way that really hurts!
That stretch marks appear overnight. literally I went to bed without them and woke up with them.
The random aches and pains I have everywhere. My back, my ribs on the right side, my tailbone… Also, itchy boobs. WTH? It’s practically agonizing.
I hope that the next 6 weeks fly by healthily and uneventfully, as I’m ready to meet Baby T and be done with pregnancy.
Post # 3
Awwww, I can’t relate (since I don’t have any kids) but I can imagine how annoying that must be! Fingers crossed that the next 6 weeks fly by for you!!!
Post # 4
I can so relate. I was so envious of those women who seem to glow all the way to delivery. By the third trimester I was miserable. My feet were so bloated they squished when I poked them. I wore tennis shoes everywhere. I didn’t go shopping or anything that would require a lot of walking because it just hurt. Sciatica is something no one tells you about. I couldn’t sleep and my maternity clothes got too small.
But there is a silver lining. After I gave birth, I felt WONDERFUL. Yes, I was sore, but that was so much less miserable than being 9 months pregnant had been, that I felt terrific. Postpartum recovery for me at least was far far easier and less painful than being nine months pregnant.
Post # 5
I’m sorry to hear you’re so uncomfortable!
Regarding the maternity clothes, could you go to Target and get a stretchy dress and some maternity tights and leggings? I found that dresses were infinitely more comfortable that tops and pants during my pregnancy. You can style them differently with cardigans, belts, scarves and necklaces
A good unscented lotion, like Lubriderm, could help your itchy breasts. Or lanolin if it’s more the nipple area. You’ll want a tube of lanolin for after birth, anyway.
He may slow down and not kick as hard as the weeks progress. Soon, he’ll run out of room to do all of his stretching and aerobatic moves.
Post # 6
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Aww, you’re not alone, and this is coming from someone that is absolutely in love with being pregnant! I love the little kicks and how nice people are to me now and knowing that it’s probably 10 times easier keeping this little girl safe when she’s still in there, but I just kinda want my body back, you know? And I’m only at 23 weeks with another 17 to go. I just keep telling myself that 1) I KNOW that the second this baby comes, I’m going to miss being pregnant and 2) I think I’m healthier now than I’ve ever been and it feels goooooooood. I know it may be tough but just try to savor the good things!
Post # 7
Bleh, I remember being very unhappy at the end of pregancy, too. I was super swollen: I couldn’t wear anything except Crocs because my feet were so big, and the swelling caused really bad carpal tunnel that would actually wake me up at night. It wasn’t fun at all. 🙁 But birth and recovery were super easy for me. I felt so much better the moment that baby was out of me, lol! Hopefully, it will be the same for you!
Post # 8
Ugh, it’s the pits isn’t it? I was so relieved to give birth just because it meant I was NO LONGER PREGNANT!
Post # 9
Oh, you poor thing! Hang in there, and I hope the time goes by faster & more comfortably for you. 🙂
Post # 10
I’m 29 weeks and have started outgrowing some shirts, so I bought some extra long maternity camis to wear underneath so my belly doesn’t show, lol! I had the same thing happen with strethmarks, one night I didn’t have any, then I woke up the next day like, “What are those?!” And I’m short and petite, so I understand your pain, sometimes I can’t help but say ouch or grimmace out loud. The back pain I’ve had recently has been making me not be able to sleep, so that’s fun.
Just know that you’re close to the end and once you meet lil T I’m sure it will make it all worth it! I know that’s what I keep telling myself with my LO. 🙂