Sunday, December 30, 2012

Here I Grow, Week 27: It's Complicated

First of all, I've just got to say that I'm so sorry if you're completely tired of reading about pregnancy updates. Mostly, I write this stuff just for me, in hopes that it'll help me remember in better detail what this pregnancy was like.

Like I said in my last post (where I talked about my birth plan), this pregnancy has been flying by! I've officially begun my third trimester and that's super exciting. From the bottom of my heart, I want to write this post as honestly as possible so, here's a warning that it's not always all sunshine, roses and unicorns.
I've been tired this last week. It's been the feel-like-I-can-hardly-function sometimes tired. It's hard to complain when I know how many women desperately wish for a baby of their own and how those women just ache for the the good and bad symptoms of a healthy pregnancy. So, hear me out and know that I am thankful and I'm excited

In my mind, I beat myself up and I wonder what's wrong and why can't I just snap out of it. I've felt that because I am so excited, I should be able to just get over it and move on. But, I suppose that being pregnant with a two year old and a three year old is a worthy reason for sometimes feeling exhausted. And it was a busy week with Christmas and that leaves everyone a little tired, right? And so, I'm trying to give myself a bit of grace.
Besides being tired, I've been totally moody. I know, I sound like a super fun person, right? For goodness' sake, the moodiness is getting old. I don't remember having these extreme emotions with our older two but, apparently a lot of women deal with this. Personally, I'm over it and I'm ready to get off the emotional roller coaster.

This stage of pregnancy isn't all bad, though. Physically, I've been feeling really well. Judah sits with his hands on my tummy and he loves feeling his little sister move around. At night, I'm sleeping well. I'm not swollen and my rings still fit great. Lately I haven't had any major food cravings. Mostly, I'm trying to drink tons of water, eat lots of protein and produce and I'm trying to stay away from sugar.
When I sat down to write this post, I wanted to be real and share that you can love being pregnant but, still struggle with feeling tired, feeling down or feeling moody. I feel like often there's this common misconception that women who love being a Mommy, have the most blissful pregnancies and that it's all about glowing skin, thick beautiful hair and strong fingernails.
It's a blessing.
It's the greatest miracle of all.
Also, it's complicated.
End of story.

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I hope you've had a lovely weekend, friends. 

Angela

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