My brain isn’t functioning too well today. I’m tired. I’m getting over a cold, I’m sore, and I guess I’m just a complainer today! But! I have much to be thankful for!! The baby is growing at a reasonable pace, I guess! 🙂 She is currently supposed to be about 2 1/2 lbs. Not much growth from last week, but it seems to me she goes through spurts. Next week she’ll probably be talking or something! 🙂
I have found the 3rd trimester has brought a whole new set of interesting things to deal with. In my 1st trimester I was SICK, SICK, SICK. I don’t remember much more than the toilet and my pillow from that time. Glad to be through that stage! The 2nd trimester wasn’t too eventful. I felt much better, was able to EAT and just seemed to be sailing along. Now it’s time for the 3rd trimester. Probably, in a lot of ways the most challenging. I’m getting BIGGER (see photo), my hips and other joints are in way more pain (and try having little baby push on your sciatic nerve–yah, LOTS of pain involved there!!!), I’m starting to realize that for 30 years I’ve taken a good night’s sleep for granted, it’s challenging to put on socks, tie shoes, pick up anything I drop and shave my legs–just to mention a few things. 🙂 The indigestion and heart burn are increasing and my overall level of comfort is going WAY down.
BUT! Enough complaining! There are also several things that are improving! I am loving this child more and more every day, my husband can now SEE and FEEL her move–she is one active little lady–my excitement to hold and hug her increases hourly, my fear of giving birth to this child is lessening ( I figure this is all part of God’s divine plan–to make one so uncomfortable you don’t care what it takes, just get the kid out!), and I can’t wait to be a mom and see what this little baby is going to grow up to do/be one day. Will she be an astronaut, a ballerina, a mommy, the 1st female president of the U.S., a missionary, a millionaire? Who knows! It’s very exciting to think about.
So, despite the discomfort, the pain (sometimes excrutiating) and indigestion I’m thankful for this baby. She is truly a miracle and a gift from God. I can’t help but stop in wonder every day to see first-hand this miracle who is growing inside of me. Thank you Lord for allowing me this opportunity! I just hope I don’t mess it up! 🙂 🙂