I cannot believe I am now in the third trimester and 7 months pregnant!! At times the pregnancy has felt like its dragging but now looking back I can’t believe how fast it is speeding by.
We have SO much to do and prepare, including moving house, decorating said house and buying a million items for Harry’s arrival. This is all pretty stressful for a normal non-preggo lady so as you can imagine I’m freaking out a little having to do all this whilst carrying a huge ball of water and baby inside me!!
For me, the third trimester definitely feels very suddenly different from the second one and here is a few of the symptoms I am experiencing, and some that have actually disappeared!
Fatigue – Extreme tiredness hit me around week 26 and hasn’t budged since. Some days are better than others, my worst days usually being Sundays as I spend Saturdays out and about and on my feet so the next day I feel pretty pooped!
I have found that giving in to the tiredness is sometimes the only way to help! If your body wants to nap at 11am then let it! However I know its not practical to nap at your desks (damn) so I find eating little healthy snacks keep my energy levels just about up enough to get me through the day. A smoothie in the morning, nuts and little chunks of cheese are amongst my snacks
Constant need to pee! – I am literally bursting for the loo 24/7 but when I come to go its like a teeny tiny trickle!! This is due to the pressure your baby and uterus is putting on your bladder which makes it feel a lot fuller than it actually is and therefore making your body think you need to empty it ASAP!
Big Kicks- Now Harry is getting a lot bigger and running out of space in there I am feeling some VERY hard kicks! I can feel every moment he makes now and if he decides to have a little roll around or do some flips it can be quite painful as he is kicking/punching out all over the place!
Rib pain – Where my uterus is now the size of a basketball it is really pushed right up against my ribcage and I often get some pretty hard kicks there too! This causes an agonising burning sensation that is only helped by me laying down flat and stretching my arms up! I don’t know if this is common in everyone as I think it may affect shorter people more due to having shorter bodies?!
Heartburn – I have had heartburn pretty much the whole of the pregnancy (HAIRY BABY!!!??) I have pretty much just got used to it now and a swig of Gaviscon or a glass of cold milk helps to settle it down
Baby Brain – I used to think baby brain was total rubbish but now I definitely think it is real!!!! I seem to have the same conversation 3 times at the moment according to friends and family! I am totally forgetful and I am finding it hard to process any information properly! No cure for this one I’m afraid..
What symptoms did you have in the third trimester??