I am coming up on 9 months pregnant here and I have to admit that this pregnancy has been a real eye opener for me. It seems like every 'typical' pregnancy symptom out there has decided to befriend me this time around. I am not here to complain, I have too many friends who would like to be pregnant but are not. I realize I am lucky to be pregnant at all, and I should count my blessings...but I DO have to wonder.....
How is it possible to be on my third pregnancy but to have it be sooooooo new and different? How did I manage to make it through those crazy nine months TWICE and not ever have to deal with the craziness of:
Gestational Diabetes (quite possibly the worst thing ever)
Horrendous Stretch Marks (never got a single one before- am now covered in them)
Linea Nigra (um, ew.)
Nosebleeds (every single day.)
Nesting (not necessarily bad!)
Nausea- Okay this one was with all three so it's nothing new.
I find it so intruiging that I am experiencing most of these things for the first time, and I wonder if it's because I am having a boy this time around? The first 20 weeks felt exactly the same as with the girls, and them WHAM. Craziness ensued. I think my least favorite thing is the Gestational Diabetes. If anyone out there has Diabetes, I am SO sorry. Seriously, my condolences. There are some days where I would literally kill for a cupcake. I have CRIED over the fact that I want a baked treat soooooo bad. The only thing holding me together is the knowledge that in 6 weeks or less, I will be able to put on a few pounds purely made of sugar.
If you are at RISK for diabetes, take care of yourself! It is not fun! I have to prick myself 4 times a day, fast 2 hours between meals, and deprive myself of anything tasty. I will definitely be making sure that I try to avoid 'real life' diabetes as long as possible. (With a mom who is a diabetic, it's basically inevitable.)
Anyway. Thanks for letting me ponder and yes, possibly complain just a tad. Wish me luck that these next few weeks will fly by!