8 months of pregnancy to date and I can tell you that of all three trimesters this is my least favourite one.
Day by day I see myself morphing from a baby elephant into a mother of all elephants. Supporting evidence to this statement would be some of my tight maternity clothes! I had to go buy bigger sized ones a few days ago.
My poor stomach literally feels stretched that it itches sometimes while I keep getting sharp pains near my rib cage! I always thought it was my bra cutting into my skin, which prompted me to go out and buy bigger cup ones (okie so that’s the only advantage I can think of for now) but according to my gynea, it’s because of the pressure from the baby’s growth.
If that’s not enough, my back feels like its being snapped into two all the time. It almost feels like someone is hitting me violently with a stick and there’s nothing I can do about it. That’s what I go through almost everyday. There are days where the pain is soo immense that I am not able to move! I hate that feeling so much that I tell my husband that we should just perform a C-sect NOW and bring this baby out so that my back pain would just bloody stop. With all the pain, it suck eggs to be waking up early to go to work and being confined to the cube for 9 hours straight.
Gone are the days where I can sleep in till 1pm on weekends. Like an alarm clock, I am up by 10.30 a.m rummaging the kitchen for some breakfast!! I can’t even lift a finger to do anything these days. A simple task of bringing the laptop from the room to the living room or going to the kitchen to get a glass of juice just seems so daunting and an uphill battle. Which makes me ask my husband to do it. Which also make it look like I’m being a bossy demanding wife. Which could be true (it is it is it is!) but I’ll just blame it on my pregnancy if he ever retorts back. Which he hasn’t to date. Coz bless him, that man knows what’s best for him
Every day my husband looks at my belly button and says he swears it’s going to pop. Every day I tell myself I am going to demand for something expensive once this baby pops.
And my Baby S! She has become EXTREMELY active. I can feel the kicks and punches everywhere, on the left side, on the right side, near my chest, sometimes she taps in mose code, or kicks me three times continuously like she’s attempting a knock knock joke and this goes on from morning while I’m at work right into midnight. Sometimes even till 1ish which makes it hard for me to sleep. Does this baby not ever sleep?? Sure it’s cute, other times, it can get a handful. I don’t know what the heck is going on in there but there are times I’ve told her to quit it or else……….(heh, who knew I’d be saying those words already!).
My husband is able to see her movements clearly from my stomach which excites him. Previously she would only use her legs to kick but now it appears that she has finally figured what to do with her hands – push mommy’s stomach and see how far it will stretch.
Destination Down South yo – It looks like my baby has finally turned position, which I long suspected even before the scan coz of all that kicking and pressure on my rib cage. From the recent scan, she is still my baby girl who just happens to have her daddy’s nose – that’s the first thing we both noticed! They do say afterall first borns usually look like their dads. Her cheeks are still very chubby, most likely as a result from all that yummy food I’ve been eating :D Can’t wait to see how she looks like in person.
According to my gynea, I am on a 95% way of having this baby via vaginal birth. Although I am quite happy to hear that (only because a C-Sect would take 4 weeks to fully recover), I am also terrified at the pain that I’ll have to endure down there. My visits to the gynea will be more frequent now too.
My new official due date: 16 September 2010. Which coincidentally is 1 Malaysia Day and a public holiday to welcome Princess S :D 7 weeks before she arrives. We’re both very excited!!