|27 weeks, 1 day|
Depending on who you ask, I am either at the very beginning of the third trimester, or about to be. This is mind boggling!
The other day, someone was asking me about how it felt to be pregnant.
Everyone seemed to be telling me I'd feel really uncomfortable and unwieldy and basically miserable the whole time. So far, that hasn't been my experience at all.
I'd say that the biggest shift has been that I can't really push myself past a certain point, whether it's walking another 10 blocks at the end of a long walk, or socializing for another 45 minutes at the end of a fun dinner party. It's not that I am thinking I-feel-godawful. It's more that I'm aware that my body is trying to do something pretty important and so sometimes I need to opt out, say no, and put my feet up if I feel like it. I'd say there's a big distinction between that and feeling miserable.
I do know that everyone's experience of pregnancy is different. I've been lucky. My morning sickness was never much more than waves of nausea that made me crave bland foods like toast and bananas. I've been free to take lots of naps and we do a lot of socializing at home, where I can wear my yoga pants and curl up on the sofa while I see friends. Will I be uncomfortable in 2 months time? Probably?
But based on my experiences so far I'm thinking it won't be quite as terrible as people have warned me it could be.