Well, this update is a bit overdue, but better late than never, right? Here are some random thoughts on my last trimester of pregnancy.

  • Funny how at 30 weeks I feel like my belly is so big…and then I realize I still have 10 weeks to go.
  • Things are still going strong with pretty normal work hours at 36 weeks.  Only one week and then Christmas will be over and my work will slow down significantly.
  • Christmas week was busy and tiring between work and family things.  Definitely feeling the third trimester fatigue.  Naps are my friend.
  • I feel like I have about 3 items of maternity clothing that still fit me. Super frustrating to feel like I need to buy new clothes with only about a month left.
  • I know sore feet are pretty standard at this point in pregnancy, but it appears I’ve actually developed tendonitis in one of mine.  While I know it is definitely not the worst thing that could happen at this point, it is rather annoying and frustrating.  So far, ice and decent shoes are what I’ve found help keep it manageable.  Lets just hope it goes away after baby is born.
  • Funny how six months ago I was so in love with my maternity jeans and how comfortable they are.  Now, even though they do still fit, I’m sick of them.  Sweatpants are much more comfortable.
  • Its a good thing that being 9 months pregnant is a valid reason to postpone jury duty because having to sit through that at 39 weeks pregnant would’ve been miserable.
  • I go back and forth several times a day about whether I am ready, or would like to get 800 more things done before the baby comes. But generally I think we have everything we need and are as ready as we can be at this point.
  • I feel pretty thankful that my work is flexible so I am able to go in for just a few hours at a time each day instead of working the whole 8 hours.
  • I’m at the point in pregnancy where it is difficult to pick things up off the ground, put on my socks and shoes, etc, and it is so frustrating.  Up until the last couple of weeks I’ve felt large, but still able to do most things, so not being able to do day to day tasks like those are really annoying.