Thursday, December 3, 2009

33 Weeks

Holy Cow! I am 33 weeks pregnant. Which, I realized last weekend, is 8 months pregnant, not 7 months pregnant as I had been telling everyone. How in the world did this happen? Lucas's birthday and Christmas are 3 weeks away and a very short 4 weeks after that I'm due.

At this point the physical toll of pregnancy is steep. I'm huge. I can't sleep. I pee every 5 minutes. I have constant heartburn (oh Tums Wintergreen how I love thee!). In the past few days I've been developing the most insane muscle cramps. Two nights ago I had to wake Abel up to massage my calf because it hurt so badly and I couldn't reach it! I run out of breath just singing at church. And, also? I've developed a sinus infection.

Really, this end-of-pregnancy stuff is just CRAP. I suppose one could look at it as nature's way to make you actually look forward to labor and delivery. I mean what's hours of massive pain compared to day after day and night after night of aches and pains and heartburn and not being able to tie your shoes?

But I'd like to argue that nature has it all wrong. Things should get easier toward the end. You should be able to get the best nights of sleep of you entire life (after all, we all know months of no sleep are about to come). You should feel fantastic and ready to conquer the world: super mom hear me roar!

Instead, I feel more like underdog hear me whimper.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. You can do it! You can do it! You can doooo iiit!

  2. I panicked and worked all last night on the quilt...
    Also... put a pillow at the bottom of your bed to remind you not to stretch out when you are sleeping. That is where the insane calf cramps come from. Someone explained the physiology of that to me one time, but all I remember is that the pillow stops you from much pain!

  3. "Instead, I feel more like underdog hear my whimper."

    I love that line!

    Thinking of you!:)

  4. I am so glad I ran into you today so I can tell you how beautiful and fabulous you really do look even though you may feel like crap! And I can't believe you are 33 weeks pregnant either!


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