I’m currently 27 weeks 3 days pregnant. Depending on who you ask, I’m either about a week into the third trimester; 3 days into the third trimester; or simply nearing the third trimester in the next week or two. Nobody can seem to agree, so on Saturday, at 27 weeks, I declared the start of my third trimester myself via Twitter. There. Done. No more guesswork. Yay! I’m in the third trimester!
Unfortunately, it seems my body got the message and has taken it all too seriously.
I say unfortunately because, generally, the second trimester is the easy one and the first and third… well, not so much. In recent days, I’ve experienced my first real foot swelling (albeit very mild and only after trudging 20 blocks in obscene humidity); I have woken up both of the past two nights with a SERIOUS leg cramp in each calf (and it’s taken all I have not to scream out in pain and take a swing at Tony for daring to sleep so soundly); and, as of tonight, am experiencing that wonderful pregnancy sensation of feeling like your bladder is so full you might pee yourself… only to find out that when you actually sit down to go, ain’t nothin’ coming out.
Ok, body. I get it! I was only kidding. Really. How about we start the third trimester next week? Or the week after? Or never?
Of course, I still have little room to complain. So far, pregnancy has treated me well — incredibly well, in fact — and for that I will be eternally grateful. When people ask me how I’m doing, I always say, “Fantastic!” and actually mean it. But I still worry that I will wake up one morning with cankles the size of my thighs, Charlie Horses so bad I can’t stand up, and soaking in my own urine.
Paints a pretty picture, doesn’t it?
As we embark on this final leg of the journey, our prenatal care is likely to become more frequent, we are starting our childbirth ed/Bradley series (first class tomorrow!), and the little free time we have is all too quickly becoming filled with all the “Poppy Projects” on our To Do List.
I have a feeling October is going to be here before we know it… eep!