Weird title? Yes, however my whole pregnancy so far I didn’t feel “pregnant” like many others at this point. At first I always wondered why I am so much smaller than everyone else that I know during the same amount of weeks, however, thru educating myself, I realized everyone’s bodies are different. Everyone goes thru different changes at different times and I’m quite alright with that. I was only discouraged because I wasn’t really seeing a bump. It took my bump quite some time to show up and show out. I noticed I started to get bigger however, to everyone else, they didn’t notice until I reached around 7 months which was only about two weeks ago.
I am officially 30 weeks pregnant today and can fully say that I feel “pregnant”. In my first trimester I was very sick all the time and everything bothered me. All smells, especially any protein, really hit a nerve. During my second trimester, it seemed to get much better, however we did have a small hiccup and had to visit labor and delivery for possible kidney issues. Both Layla and I, ended up being fine and Daddy took great care of us! Second trimester was fun because I started to really feel baby girl kick, and move and react to music, and light. She also gave me cravings of sweets and juices, which was random because I never craved sweets that much in my life.
Throughout my pregnancy so far, I constantly go on walks with the pup, and jogs, and we bring her to a golf course/dog park that has extensive hills. This has kept me moving and in motion, even during the cold weather. As I tarted nearing third trimester, I realized I finally started to gain weight, and started feeling Braxton hicks and back pain. All which are doable, until I realized I have become an insomniac. I tried my hardest and there was nothing I could do, but stay awake. My body did not want to sleep as much as I kept telling it to try. It was very, very hard to sleep and was becoming upsetting because I just couldn’t give my body the rest it needs. I JUST started to sleep better, but it’s still difficult and I just have to cuddle with my Husband to try and get any sleep. It usually works🤗, and then I feel bad because Layla kicks him all night. She’s sorry Daddy! 😋
Now that I am 30 weeks (which to most doesn’t seem like a milestone) I am starting to feel, pregnant. 30 weeks to me is a great countdown to her due date of April 22, however I guess in two more weeks I’ll be 8 months so I guess that’s a little more significant? Whatever! Pregnancy pains, Braxton hicks, and not being able to bend over or roll out of bed without it being difficult, is starting to officially hit me. I find simple tasks becoming more difficult, and then I realize, it’s all good.. It took me towards the end of my pregnancy to start getting these aches and pains, and oh… Not being able to wear most of my clothing anymore. Haha, it’s an awesome experience and no matter what, I know it will be worth it. No aches and pains will truly bother me, it’s just interesting to me and I am actually starting to feel “pregnant” !!
Only 10 weeks to go !! Daddy and Mommy are super excited to meet you Miss Layla Fiona ♥️😀!!
Xo, Heather J.