This third trimester is new territory for me. Let me first say that I love the fact that I'm having a third trimester. Awesome sauce. Did you know that at this point, every day you keep your little bundle inside you is three days she doesn't have to spend in the NICU? Good news. Happy I'm here, hanging out at 32 weeks. Feels good.
You know what doesn't feel good? Your hands going completely numb and losing the ability to grip. This is most prominent in the morning. Try eating cereal without actually gripping your spoon. Good times. This happened with the trio, but I figured it was a triplet pregnancy thing. Nope. It's a me pregnancy thing.
I've also had a few maladies from the first trimester come back to haunt me. They've returned and are taking up residency again. Fatigue, nausea, I'm flattered you took such a liking to me, but come on. Have you met my kids?! Their energy and schedule doesn't exactly mesh well with a woman who can't seem to get going until 2 in the afternoon.
But I did wash the floor today. I also had a neighbor friend come by and play with my busy bunch. Grandma D stopped by with a new alphabet rug everyone loves. I had a late girl's night with a friend that included homemade strawberry ice cream and Downton Abbey. I also worked a green salad into tonight's menu of hot dogs and baked beans. I scored a dozen packs of blackberries for .88 each. I'm also itching 87% less than I used to.
So once again, despite my best efforts to be a big fat complainer, my life is good.
Also, I remember literally mourning not being able to feel my little ones kick and move inside me when they were born too early. So I can say with honesty, I absolutely relish these little jabs and kicks that prevent me from falling asleep and startle me awake.
What my cereal eating looks like in the morning (as long as Chris is still home to pour the milk). The key is finding a way to grip without actually bending your finger joints. Tricky.
What it looks like to be the light in mommy's life.
Also, my fingers are officially numb and in pain in the time it took to compose this post. But that's the kind of blogger I am. FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN! ANYTHING FOR THE SAKE OF A BORING, ROUTINE POST!