I'm saying it. I'm putting it out there. I don't feel as good this pregnancy. I feel like I have to be strong and brave and suck it up and say that I feel great and pregnancy is a breeze...but it's not always like that. I still do LOVE being pregnant. I have bump obsession, I love wearing maternity clothes (still at this point, ask me again in 10 weeks!), and I like the positive attention it brings. Last pregnancy I felt great. I didn't even feel any pregnancy problems or pains until quite late in the 3rd trimester. I had one bout of bad sciatic pain that rendered me helpless with Jay having to
I still feel blessed as always that I am pregnant. We had no problems conceiving and I've had a complications-free pregnancy thus far and I will never take that for granted. BUT...I'm starting to get a bit uncomfortable. I feel like I had a belly growth spurt last week and maybe I'm just having some round ligament pain, but my belly has been pulling at the sides now, and it's getting uncomfortable to roll over in bed now. Also I am swollen. Not my hands, feet...but down there swollen. And when it's hot and humid. It HURTS. It feels like I've pulled both my groins and have massive bruising down there. I read this in books last time...but it didn't happen last time. Yowza.
Also, I am contracting like crazy. Just Braxton-Hicks, not the real, painful labor contractions....but I get them all the time. Especially with bending over and standing up and vacuuming. I'm pretty sure I might go into labor when I vacuum this time around. I am one big BH contraction when I vacuum and at work I'm really feeling it too. I think my days of wearing flip flops and flats are limited too. My feet/ankles just can't take the lack of support anymore. Good thing summer is almost over and then it's boot season! I'm really looking forward to fall, this summer has been HAWT!
Also, if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you'll know that I've been RAVING about Old Navy Fold-Over Jersey Skirts. I only have one right now that I'm living in...but I ordered 3 more on a 25% off sale last week. The bomb diggity, yo! And apparently I'm not the only pregnant mama who thinks so!
Do you have any pregnancy woes past or present that you'd like to share with me? I know I'm not alone!