The third trimester has officially started and the shortness of breath is back. I feel like I have to sit down every ten steps or so. It’s quite comical really. I’m also starting to have minor freak-outs about giving birth again. It seems that no matter how many times you’ve done it before, it still doesn’t sit well with one’s sub-conscious that one has to get something so big out of something so small. Yes, I tend to refer to myself as the hypothetical third person when I get stressed. That’s just the way one goes.
Do I look big to you? I look big to me. I can’t believe I still have another dozen weeks to go. One forgets how big one ends up getting. (There I go again.) The pregnant belly is truly such a beautiful thing; I’m thankful every day that I’m able to grow a baby inside of me. I pulled these maternity shorts out again recently in an attempt to beat the hot weather. They are not the most glamorous looking things around, but they suffice to get me through the summer. And nothing beats a trusty tank top that’s long enough to cover everything – even if it makes me look like a walking, talking optical illusion.
Despite the number of times I asked Rick to take and re-take this photo, I could not make myself look any less tired. Those sleepless nights have surely kicked in. And look at all that frizzy hair! If there was ever a picture of the gorgeous, glowing pregnant mum, it probably wouldn’t be me right now. No matter, it’s all part of the journey and totally worth documenting.
Love you Edward bear, can’t wait to meet you!
(Top by Soon Maternity; maternity shorts by A Pea in a Pod; sandals by Tony Bianco.)
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