It has been quite some time since I updated you on my pregnancy. 9 weeks in fact. Holy! It certainly doesn’t feel like 9 weeks have gone by since my 16 week update, but alas here I sit at 25 weeks pregnant.
Many have reached out to me in the more recent weeks and/or days to check in and see how I am feeling. Most of the time I just grin, rocking that amazing pregnancy glow that I apparently have and say that I am doing well. I have to say that’s somewhat of a lie. However, I have been hiding under a rock because I really don’t like to complain. Especially not during such a special time in my life.
The truth is this pregnancy has been really hard on my body.
I have horrible all day sickness. Most days I can’t stomach much of anything, and when I do feel like eating I have pretty strong aversions to well everything. Well everything other than carbs that is. Eating isn’t exactly my favourite thing to do right now. I find myself dreading the lunch and dinner hour rather than looking forward to it.
As many of you also know, I have a uterine fibroid which causes me a lot of rectal pressure, digestive issues, back pain and abdominal pain, so that along with lovely sciatica pain makes most days fairly uncomfortable and can make simple things like walking or standing extremely hard.
The only time I really find relief each day is when I workout for 30 minutes. Otherwise, you kind find me struggling to get anything done. For the most part, I push on through and conquer my daily tasks with minimal complaints. The truth is though I would much rather be soaking in an epsom bath or lying on my side in bed.
Like I said though, I absolutely hate sounding like a negative nelly. This is why I seldom own up to how hard this pregnancy has been. Rather I like to focus on the positive.
You know what makes enduring all this discomfort so worth it? Feeling my little ninja throw his epic dance parties. I often find myself lying awake in bed for hours just enjoying his movements. It always brings a smile to my face.
That’s right folks… Its a boy!
Creating life is such a gift and I feel so totally blessed. While my body may be taking a beating this time around, it is also doing something oh-so-incredible. It is truly amazing what a woman’s body is capable of. I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding experience.
This pregnancy at times feels like it is going by at snail speed. As uncomfortable and pained as I am, I really don’t want to wish it away either. This will be my last pregnancy. Phew… I said it. For me that is bittersweet. I have always quite enjoyed being pregnant. So for the next 15 weeks (give or take) I plan to try to make the most of it because you know what March will be here before I know it… and my baby making days will soon be over! I am really not sure what I think about that yet. I’m ready, but I’m not ready. The feeling is hard to articulate. Eek.
So there you have it folks, my 25 week pregnancy update (seriously though, how am I 25 weeks pregnant, already?!?)… I promise that as the weeks go on, I will update you all a little more frequently. Rather than leaving you all wondering!
Until next time,