My Third Trimester (the last hurrah!)

The third trimester feels… I’m now on my 8th month and I am getting really big. I listed my experiences and thoughts on everything that’s going on. Some are good and some a little inconvenient. Just seems to prove that everything has its up and down huh?

So here’s my list:

  1. The simple things like – Getting up in bed which is a real struggle and don’t even mention picking things up! And how about trying to tie your running shoes, and how much I miss having pedicures. Also, how about wearing your underwear and fitting in those leggings? And yes, I swaddle now 😦
  2. Hunger plus gestational diabetes and blood sugar monitoring and the lab tests – is another story.
  3. Baby kicks are always welcome. They are entertaining as well as a security that everything is all right with our baby. I can even see him move around my belly, those bulges are weird but I am exhilarated whenever they come 🙂
  4. Sleeping is fine but not ideal. Remember those “sleep on your left side” theory? Well they seem to work until I have a strong spasm on my left side going up and down. Making me lose more sleep than I already have but upon research and the old folks said its simply “lamig” as what we filipinos are very familiar with. And so with a little massage and acete manzanilla… Voila! It gets better. Ooh and a little warm compress helps too.
  5. And the Braxton Hicks contractions, they seem harmless now with the belly just tightening and bulging up. No pain yet but I am expecting to have it anytime soon.
  6. Hot or cold. My body temp is out of whack! Sometimes I feel so hot but when the fan is on I feel so cold and vice versa. I’m telling you I’m sweating out cold which I think is the culprit for my “lamig” spasms.
  7. Peeing all the time. Enough said.
  8. Nesting. I’m getting things prepared one task at a time. This week I plan to wash the baby’s clothes and pack our hospital bags.
  9. Read all things pregnancy related. But now my attention is mostly on the “Labor and Childbirth” part because with just a month before D-Day that’s all you’ll think about.
  10. The thing I most feel hard to deal with: Exercise or “pagpapatagtag” so as to ease the descent of the baby into position. A minimum of 30 minutes a day. It is tiring! Imagine my body’s weight now huhuhu…

With just a little 7 weeks to go, things are getting hard and heavier now but I know that It all will be worth it because in just a few days I’ll be having my baby and I know he’ll be very special and loved. ❤️❤️❤️

By the way a tip for my fellow preggies:

  •  I read somewhere that eating DATES six times a day four weeks prior to your due date somehow ease the labor process.
  • Do Kegel exercises atleast 10 minutes a day to avoid urinary incontinence and to strengthen your pelvic muscles that will help you in pushing the baby out of the birth canal.
  • Use a birth ball / gym ball. Sit on it and do forward and sideway hip exercises as this will help to engage the baby in the right position for a normal delivery.

I am definitely trying this and will report of its effectiveness after birth. 🙂

 
33 weeks  and counting… Please pray for us to have a safe delivery and a healthy child.

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