As my pregnancy progresses into the 3rd trimester I am being treated to a whole new world of discomfort, aches, and pains. Sleeping for longer than 45 minutes at a time is a thing of the past, I've been treated to my very first hemmorhoid, and my energy levels are at an all time low. Getting my round, ever-expanding self up and out of bed for my 5 bathroom breaks every night is a monumental task, and the indigestion that burns it's way across my stomach (which is now located somewhere in my throat, it seems) is like nothing I have ever experienced. The 3rd trimester is truly no joke.
On the plus side, my visits to the Chiropractor have done wonders for the sciatica that I was struggling with since weeks 24/25. And my back pain, amazingly, is far less frequent now than it was a month or two ago. I am so thankful to not be dealing with those terrible aches and pains as well as my new ones!
As baby grows, so do his movements and mannerisms, and it has been really neat to get to know him. I still marvel every single time I feel him squiggle and kick. He's started getting the hiccups, which are easily felt by my husband and I. It's the hiccups that have let me know that he's already head-down, as they are felt by us waaaay down low on my belly. It is still so amazing to visualize a human baby curled up inside my own body, a totally separate person, but yet entirely part of & dependent on me as well. What an amazing thing.
Tamara is a mother, wife, friend, & photographer. A lover of beautiful things, far away places, animals, great haircuts, and snug-fitting aprons.