I am 33 weeks and four days pregnant today.
What am I feeling this week?
Another week equals one less till I give birth! In other words, I am ready to be done. I catch myself thinking, “Ugh, I just wish I would give birth now,” and then I feel guilty because if I were to give birth now my baby would be premature. Obviously, I don’t want a premature baby! I assume every women gets this feeling around this stage of their pregnancy.
I want to feel like myself again and be able to do the things I used too. For example, I love making nice gourmet dinners for my husband. That’s something I haven’t been able to do for a long time. It’s hard to stand on my feet constantly for two-three hours because my back and feet start to hurt. This weekend it was my husband’s birthday and I refused to let my legs and back get in the way. Well, I ended up accomplishing my goal, but suffered afterwards! I could barely get up after lying down for 30 minutes. The next day I was also a lot more tired than usual and when I went out with my mother my legs started to hurt so much faster!
I am also more emotional. I started crying last night because my stomach was aching. I was so frustrated because I couldn’t get comfortable in any position. I looked and sounded like a little kid crying when something doesn’t go his/her way. By the way, a good tip to get rid of an aching stomach is COLD water. It seems to work for me.
This week, I have my third prenatal class. We will be learning about medical interventions, cesarean sections and back labour. I will try to write a post about one of the topics later in the week.
I will leave you with a quote:
“I’m growing a baby, what did you do today?”- goes through my mind every time I encounter a rude person oblivious to my pain!