So I like to think I've only had a handful of whiny pregnancy related posts and that maybe I can cash in another whiny post. Except in my mind, I like to think of this whole post as more of a "check out this mildly humorous connection I've made that just so happens to include a lot of uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms." Lets go with that, ok?
I'm rapidly approaching that 39 week mark. Can you even believe that?! We are so close to finally meeting this little person, which is both exciting and terrifying. But being less than 2 weeks from my due date means that these days are feeling a little slower and heavier and more uncomfortable. Which brings me to my genius deduction:
The Last Two Weeks of Pregnancy are Significantly Worse than the "Dreaded" First Trimester.
Symptom #1. Gastrointestinal distress. Sure, in the first trimester you've got that whole morning sickness junk. It's not very fun. And in the last 2 weeks, there's just no room for such a thing as food. And if you put food in said tiny stomach, prepare for heartburn, indigestion, and maybe if you're unlucky, some toilet hugging time. Considering morning sickness can be medicinally controlled, but obviously a pregnant lady's got to eat, I'm going to declare The Last Two Weeks the winner of this battle. And by "winner," I mean not as fun.
Symptom #2. Fatigue. Perhaps you've never experienced fatigue like pregnancy related fatigue. I can remember being so wiped out during my first trimester that I was sure I couldn't put one foot in front of the other. It's not very fun. And then steps in that Last Two Weeks fatigue, which is eerily similar in nature to First trimester fatigue, except for the huge fact that now you're carrying around an extra 30 pounds or so. Winner? The Last Two Weeks.
Symptom #3. Frequent bathroom breaks. So I didn't really have a huge problem with this during my own first trimester. But just remember, in the Last Two Weeks, there's a 7lb baby that's within kicking distance of your bladder which can potentially lead to an awkward situation. Peeing more often vs. peeing on yourself? Winner? The Last Two Weeks.
Symptom #4. Sleeplessness. No contest. The Last Two Weeks.
Factor in jiggly swollen feet, maybe some stretch marks, that whole waddle thing, hip and/or back pain, an inability to reach anything.... oh, and CONTRACTIONS... and the first trimester doesn't sound all that bad anymore. Except it lasts a lot longer than 2 weeks.
Can I get an amen?!