I’m thrilled to still be feeling so well at this stage of the third trimester. Usually you hear stories of restless sleep, swollen ankles, and other discomforts. But I can happily say that I’m sleeping well (despite the occasional long night) with no swollen ankles/feet to speak of! Being pregnant hasn’t stopped me from living my normal life except that these days I move much more slowly and try to take deep breaths frequently. I can get quite winded from the simplest of activities–like eating.
I love any attention the bump gets out in public–probably because there hasn’t been too much. No strange advice or scary labor stories and no one tries to touch me without asking permission first. I have no good stories of weird encounters or odd folks sharing details better kept private. It’s been easy going and though a good story would be fun to retell, I hope it stays easy going for the next few weeks. That would be nice.
June is just around the corner and I can hardly believe we’re approaching the month of my due date. Thinking about it makes my heart palpitate (even more than usual!). Somehow June makes the fantasy of our new life that much more real.
Notes & Observations
- I can still roll over in bed quite well but it requires some level of grunting. Not even kidding.
- The baby’s movements feel like uterine yoga. Big stretches from back to front and top of bottom mean lots of poking in all sorts of directions simultaneously. There’s definitely a foot or hand or elbow somewhere on my lower left side that frequently tries to escape the moving vehicle. Arms and legs inside at all times, please.
- The baby is the size of a honeydew melon! (S)he is probably about 18 inches long and 5.25 pounds at this point. The kidneys have fully developed and most of the physical changes from here on out will be weight gain–about an ounce per day!