Wondering how you’re going to feel during the third trimester of pregnancy? Have an inside look at (exactly) what it felt like for me. All the details!
*I wrote most of these words when I was 30 weeks pregnant. This post is a combination of my thoughts then and what I can now remember from that time. It reflects the way I truly felt in my third trimester of pregnancy.
If you’re looking for more practical answers to what changes you can expect in your body and what it feels like to be pregnant in the three different trimesters, I have a post about that here.
I’m writing this post as I cook dinner for our family, hoping the tortilla won’t burn on the stove top before I finish this sentence. But I have to take advantage of those moments when I just need to get it out.
Whether it is thoughts, feelings, dreams or reflections!
Today, I’m exactly 30 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I’m experiencing back pain, wearing a shirt that won’t completely cover my belly and a bra that was purchased with the intention of keeping me comfy throughout the day, but it just doesn’t.
None of them do, by the way. At least, not this late in pregnancy. Or maybe, just not for me.
This week, my only pair of pregnancy jeans decided not to fit me anymore!!! Oh… and I refuse to get new ones!
The worst part is that I know I will have no choice in a couple more weeks. I still have 2 more months to go and I’m guessing I will grow a lot bigger than this!
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How my body feels
I feel completely uncomfortable right now and very short of breath. I have to take a huge breath probably between every other sentence that comes out of my mouth.
I can’t see my feet unless I lift my legs up. I can’t see my lady business unless I use a mirror. I can’t wear socks unless my husband puts them on for me (all because I can’t reach my own feet). 😉
I’m hungry all the time, but I can’t eat a lot because I feel a burning sensation. I can’t sleep on my tummy because I would squish the baby.
But it doesn’t end there. I also have this overwhelming joy and excitement to meet the greatest love of my life
If you don’t have kids – you must be thinking how miserable I must feel and how you never wanna have kids. Or if you do have kids, you can probably totally relate to how miserable I feel.
But what you and I know is how great my excitement is to meet this sweet little boy I carry in this huge belly of mine.
In the middle of all this discomfort, I’m also filled with this overwhelming joy and gratitude for this bundle of joy that is about to be born.
First, because I know that motherhood is a project of God for me. And then, also because I already have a son so I know the exact feeling I had when I held him in my arms for the very first time.
When he was in my belly, he felt like a little stranger whom I already loved. But when I held him, the love that I felt was bigger than any feeling I had ever experienced in my whole life. It was like a glimpse of how much God loves us.
When he looked me in the eyes for the first time, it was like he knew exactly who I was and what I was there for.
To love him, care for him, and make sure he’s the happiest kid alive!
Pregnancy can be really hard at times (especially in the third trimester), but it’s a million times worth every single moment
As I was writing this, I could forget all the discomfort. I was taken into this perfect-dream zone.
I would do it all over again as many times as we want to have more kids.
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We’re all finished with our tuna tortillas and my husband is upstairs almost done bathing our big boy so he can go to bed.
I better go get his milk warmed up so I can say goodnight and pray with him. I surely don’t wanna miss the best part of the day.
And that’s how you (well…I) feel at 30 weeks of pregnancy!
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