It’s comforting to know that I am in the home stretch with only another 9.5 weeks to go. As I’m feeling like a penguin, just as in the first pregnancy, I am thankful I still have some bursts of energy left that keeps me going each day.
Now, I’ve got 10 things to share with y’all about being pregnant. I don’t know how many mamas can relate to this; maybe it’s just me.
1. The Preggo Brains
My brain somehow doesn’t function as well as non-pregnancy days. Anyone with me here? Did I ever mention to any of you that I meant to mail a birthday card out and the card was returned to us due to no postage? Yes, I am that silly. Thankfully I had the return address sticker label attached to the envelope or else I would not even know I had made that silly mistake.
2. The Clumsiness
I don’t know about others but I am definitely way clumsier during pregnancy. It’s like my limbs and brain are incapable of communicating with each other. I have bumped and bruised my elbows and shins multiple times now. Ugh! And can I bend forward to pick something up after I drop it on the floor? Nope, it is a challenge!
3. The Mood Swings
One minute I am filled with joy, and the next minute, I will be crying over little meaningless things. Don’t you dare show me a short film about love of a couple or love of a parent or anything that touches the heart easily. My well of tears will be unleashed like an opened dam. I am going to blame it on the raging hormones.
4. The Pregnancy Cravings
When the cravings come, I just have to have it right away before my body goes on strike. It’s terrible. I am constantly eating and craving for all kinds of food. My current favorites are Popeye’s Spicy Fried Chicken, any Asian noodles, Kimchi Jjigae (stew), Chicken Curry, and Famous Dave’s Southside Rib tips.
5. The Sleeping Discomfort
I don’t know about y’all but I need 5 pillows to sleep comfortably at this stage of pregnancy. I’ve got one under my head, one around my neck (and I hug it like a body pillow), one between my legs, and two under my calves. And what’s the most annoying thing about having so many pillows around me… when I have to kick all my pillows out of the way just to make a trip to the bathroom and then realign the pillows all over again.
6. The Summer Pains
Talk about the headaches, back soreness, and swelling ankles in the summer heat. Talk about hot flashes even when the AC is running at the lowest temperature. The only good thing in the summer is I get to swim in the pool to relax my body.
7. The Ninja Kicks
Boy, let me tell you how active Asher is. I can definitely sense the stronger kicks and punches after a meal or when I’m about to fall asleep. He kicks a lot. So much so that I think it’s more than Annakate. Don’t you even dare offer me any sweet treats. I don’t want to get beat up by my son.
8. The Limited Patience
I say that because of the raging hormones (again) bewildering my imaginations and I admit I already can’t wait to hold my baby boy in my arms. I wonder how he is going to look like. Due to the excitement and impatience, we did a 4D ultrasound last Saturday. Does he resemble Annakate? (Click here to see her week 31 4D ultrasound) Oh, you have no idea how much I just want to kiss Asher on the cheeks right now by looking at his ultrasound pics.
Limited patience doesn’t just revolve around the anticipation of Asher’s arrival, it includes every other tiny details in our daily lives. If I want something, I have to get it immediately from the store. Waiting for a few days will kill me inside out.
9. The Fear of the Weighing Scale
I am actually quite afraid of the weighing scale because I put on a whopping 42lbs (almost 20Kg) with my first pregnancy. It had taken me 6 months to lose all the baby weight and I am afraid it might take longer this round. Honestly, as compared to the first pregnancy at week 30, I am currently 4lbs lighter. But hey, anything can happen, and boys may put on weight really fast towards the final month. I can’t imagine how much I am going to add up this round.
10. Being a Queen
Now this is definitely one of the best things about being pregnant. I am constantly pampered. I have the free pass to escape manual labor. Doors will be opened for me. People will let you jump the line if it’s a long one. I get to park at the nearest spot which carries the sign ‘For expectant mothers’. I get my nightly leg massages from my husband. Boy, the list can go on and on and on. Who doesn’t want to be a queen for 9 months, right?
So with all said and done, I can only pray for the best to come. I’ve got 9 more weeks. I need to get ready.
Nevertheless, I am curious too. What’s your pregnancy story like? Did you see any changes in you? What’s the best and worst thing about being pregnant? Share with us! ^_^