The Final Stretch

Whew!!! We are finally here! The final stretch! The Third Trimester!

I’m currently 32 weeks which equates to 8 months pregnant.

If you’ve read my pregnancy announcement you would know that my first trimester wasn’t that great on me. However, my second trimester was prefect! No complaints at all. I had so much energy and was able to get a lot of things done. Now that I’m in my third trimester, fatigue is slowly trying to creep back in and so is the nausea and I’m not ready for that. Especially since there’s quite a bit of stuff to get done before baby arrives.

Lately, I’ve been experiencing swollen feet and hands! I did my research and spoke with my doctor and this is all normal in pregnancy. It’s called edema which is excess fluid that collects in your body tissues. Basically, I’m retaining a lot of water. Edema tends to be worse at the end of the day and during the summer. I’m told that after delivery, the swelling will disappear! Yay! Can’t wait for that!

Let’s talk about the pain that’s associated with the swelling…can we say ouch! At times it is very painful to walk and I’m so sad about that because I love walking everywhere. But I have to take it easy on my poor feet and limit my walking. Wearing heels are a thing of the past for now because I may be able to get them on in the morning but when I return home getting them off is a major task. Elevating my feet and soaking them in Epsom salt are a temporary relief that I look forward to. Also getting my feet massaged has been a life saver.

Jeez I thought my feet swelling up was bad, I cannot believe how fat my fingers are and I love wearing rings but unfortunately I won’t be able to wear any until after the pregnancy. Even writing on paper have become a bit painful. I’m always massaging my fingers to ease the pain that I feel.

This being my first pregnancy and witnessing two of my friends go through preeclampsia makes me worry about the swelling but my blood pressure has been good so my doctor is saying to just keep doing what I’m doing and that I’m almost there.

On top of the fat fingers, I’ve gained 33lbs so far even though people tell me I don’t look it. And I’m so thankful for those compliments because at times I don’t feel pretty, I just feel huge. So when you see a pregnant woman tell her she looks beautiful because in her mind she thinks she looks like a whale.

Also, I was not aware of the “pregnancy mask” that happens to some pregnant women. I’m like two shades darker and it’s not because of the sun lol.

Not every day of pregnancy is easy, some days I’m exhausted and I can barely move. Let’s not even begin to talk about the struggles of getting out of bed and the DROOLING! Yuck right! I even drool when I sleep on the train during my commute to and from work and it’s so embarrassing.

Sometimes the growing pains really do get the best of me. Everything is getting rounder and wider while making room for this beautiful sunshine of mine.

With all of these changes I’m just embracing it and being grateful for this blessing that I’m carrying.

PS….I’m excited to say that I am having a BOY!! I’m so elated and can’t wait to meet my SONshine!

If you’re currently a mommy-to-be or a mommy, what were your third trimester woes?

Signing Out,

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh no! I’m mad you were smooth sailing up until this point and now it’s getting tough. But you are POWERFUL and you should be very proud of yourself!! You’re so strong! <3

  2. kumamonjeng says:

    wow, that’s a lovely dress for a pregnant mom. I love it to the max! You look gorgeous

  3. I remember those days like it was yesterday. I actually miss the last trimester, as crazy as that sounds!

  4. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    Congrats! I hope you are not feeling to uncomfortable because a lot of women do in the final days/ I can’t wait to see the baby already!

  5. You’re almost to the finish line girl and you’ll be holding your sweet baby in your arms! I’m so excited for you! Isn’t it so much fun shopping for baby clothes?

  6. Olivia Robins says:

    first of all ! massive congrats to you mama on having a boy x i bet you cannot wait to meet him x and you look fantastic – kind regards Pati Robins- stylesqueeze blog

  7. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    First of all, congrats for having a baby boy and yes, every pregnancy are facing different struggles but a big YES because even though we feel those struggles of pregnancy we are still grateful of carrying a life in our womb. SUCH A BLESSING!

  8. Yeah Lifestyle says:

    How wonderful that you are enperiencing the joys of pregnancy, I know the 3rd tri-mester can be hard. I remember struggling to be able to sleep or eat a large portion of food at once.

  9. Chad says:

    oh it’s a boy!!! Congrats!!! So happy for you and it is amazing that you’re experiencing pregnancy with all its annoyance and joy!!! The final stretch…

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