August 4, 2020
It’s been a while since I’ve provided any sort of life update, and since my life feels like it’s been revolving around my pregnancy, I figured I’d make that the feature of this post. 🙂
I’m one week away from entering my third trimester (which in and of itself is a crazy thing to say out loud!) and I couldn’t feel better! The first trimester was one of the worst experiences of my life – truly – and I can’t believe all that nausea was already over three months ago. Now I understand how mum’s “forget” the torture of the first trimester and readily have a second (or third or fourth…) child. The only trouble I faced in my second trimester was unavoidable acid reflux. Most of that has passed, thankfully, and I’m feeling practically 100% myself. So much so, that I almost forget I’m pregnant (except for the protruding tummy, of course).
This little munchkin also reminds me that I’m very much pregnant with constant and ferocious kicks… lately, right on my bladder. Yay…
What were once little butterfly kicks have quickly become shockingly strong blows all around my tummy. I dare to think what they’ll be like in just another month!
Whilst my pregnancy (since the first trimester) has been smooth sailing, the overall experience has had a wee cloud over it with the pandemic. I had visions of how my pregnancy would go. This included swimming (which I’ve heard does wonders for pregnant women!), being able to do some more vigorous exercises with the respite of A/C, attending prenatal yoga classes to meet some other mums-to-be, getting a prenatal massage (God, I’d kill for a one already…), having Eddie at all of my appointments (he’s been to none), etc. Unfortunately, COVID has put a damper on all of this and left me wanting just that little bit more… I imagine everyone reading this has been affected by COVID in one way or another. Whether graduation cancellations, wedding postponements, or job alterations, etc. This has definitely not been a fun time for anyone!
This week I have my gestational diabetes test which involves drinking a (supposedly nasty) sugary drink prior to the test. I’ve heard terrible things about this test, so I’m hoping I can keep the drink down (*gulp*) otherwise I’ll have to reattempt the test!
The nursery has slowly been coming together with the help of family & friends alike and I’m feeling that much more nervous, yet excited, for what lies ahead. Baby books are still being read and parenting classes at the hospital start this weekend so I’m sure confidence will eventually creep into the mix!
I’m keen to see what the third trimester will bring – at the very least an outie belly button and stronger kicks!