I am now on the latter part of my third trimester and I can say that this is the most challenging stage of all. I feel so huge and uncomfy. All those times I tried to reflect a fit and sexy preggo are all down the drain. It's like blocking all those judgemental stares in exchange of a big fat burger, because what the hell, I'm already huge! People who knows me may think I'm overreacting and say other pregnant ladies are bigger but if they really know me, they'll know that I used to be a hundred-pounder and now I'm already 142 lbs. Healthy pregnancy weight gain is just 25-35 lbs, so yeah, do the math. Anyway, rant over.
Still, I can't be thankful enough of this big blessing squirming inside me. Anytime soon, we'll be meeting him. I started doing my morning exercise few days ago. My doctor advised a 2-hr walk routine to help the baby go into position and to boost my endurance too. Imagine having a meager amount of energy and walk for 2 long hours. While at it, imagine carrying an extra 42 lbs of weight while having all sorts of discomfort in the abdomen, back and leg areas. Mix it up with lack of sleep because of you can no longer find a comfortable sleeping position every night. It may sound like I'm complaining but I'm not. It's the opposite even. This is the strongest and the most empowered I've ever felt in my life. I've literally climbed mountains in the past but the strength I have to have each of these morning walks made those mountains negligible. Every time I struggle to take one more step in each lap, I just think of my little boy and then everything's easy again. Ahhh, the life of a mother!
|Me at 36 weeks :)|