37 weeks, third trimester = almost over. I’ve come to realise that although my body is designed for pregnancy my mental state is not. As my husband frequently lets me know, I’ve been grumpy for the whole 9 months! I found the first trimester hard due to nausea and tiredness. My second trimester passed in an equally tired blur as the bloom I expected never happened. My third trimester seems to have been spent with my feet up watching Edward play. We have been getting out every day but it’s been hard work in this colder weather – if I ever have anther baby I will plan it so my third trimester coincides with summer so the kids can spend all day in the garden!
I saw a consultant last week who booked me in for my csection. The appointment was very impersonal and I’m glad it’ll be my second section as I knew what to expect. I was swabbed for MRSA and given tablets to take at home the night before and morning of the section.
I mentioned a couple of niggles I’ve been having which he totally dismissed. So pins and needles in my hands, nausea, heartburn and insomnia are all lovely side effects of being pregnant. I read that insomnia is nature’s way of preparing you for sleepless nights! Bring it on, I’d rather be awake with something to do than awake and planning batch cooking for the toddler!