February 22, 2011

Late Bloomer

It appears that a lot of the pregnancy symptoms that I have managed to avoid have decided to show up late in the third trimester.

1) Quack! Quack! There is no denying the pregnancy waddle at this point. I've been waddling on and off for a few weeks now, but in the past few days it is like the only way I can comfortably walk is to waddle. Chris calls me the waddler. He is lucky I love him so much, and I know his commentary on my oh so sexy strut is only because he is beyond excited for this little girl.

2) Swelling! Ugh! Seriously, with the non-stop puking for nine months straight and acid reflux that feels like Satan himself is pouring hell fire down my throat I can't get a break from the swollen feet and hands? Really? This symptom waited until Sunday to show up. Well played preggo hormones, well played.

3) Pelvic pain. Some joker decided to name the horomone that relaxes your pelvic joints "relaxin" (real creative buddy, real creative). And, while yes, this is important because it allows the baby to pass through the birth canal, it is also evil. It causes severe pain, kind of like your pelvis and hips are about to split wide open.

4) Sciatica. I had heard rumors of sciatic pain, honestly I put it in the category of "old peoples" problems; it was up there with hip replacements (which I might need after this baby). Jokes on me again, now that Evie has dropped some, she tends to sit directly on my sciatic nerve when I try and lean back and put my feet up. Add four dogs who think mom's lap is the place to be and resting comfortably on the couch is not the easiest thing to do. Consequently, I tend to spend more and more time on my feet to ease the sciatic pain, however, this also contributes to the swelling issue. It's a vicious cycle really.

I know that I will miss this at some point (or so I have been told) but right now I'm ready to have my body back!