Pregnancy, I tell ya. The entire process can really be just one, loooong, less-than-graceful body moment (hey there, belly button!). Here are a few of mine from the past week!
- Experienced a full leg cramp the other day for the first time. And I mean a FULL leg cramp. From my swollen ankles to my stretching hip flexors. I had to quickly stand up, which is no easy undertaking, and lean over our coffee table to try to stretch and rub out the cramp. At which point Baby B thought it would be a good idea to crank up the heartburn. So there I am, leaning over and gripping the side of my living room coffee table with one hand, rubbing and stretching and pounding on my cramping leg with the other, all the while trying to quell the volcanic lava that seems to be invading my chest. Pregnancy can be just soooooooo beautiful….
- I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered crumbs from meals I ate hours before stored down my shirt. Apparently one of my pregnancy symptoms is an inability to get food into my mouth. And what with everything growing on a consistent basis, my bra has apparently become a large storage unit for the crumbs that just don’t make the journey from plate to palette. I discovered a peanut tucked in there the other night. A peanut. How did I go an entire day without feeling a peanut down my shirt?!
- I thought maneuvering through Target without a baby bump was a challenge. But add a third trimester bump, back pain that starts growing sharper ten minutes into your shopping experience, and a cart piled high with probably too many nutritionless groceries, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for so many awkward “excuse me, I’m pregnant and can’t really sneak my cart let alone my stomach around you as you stand in the middle of the aisle” moments. I’ve even been forced to adopt the “cart leaner” shopping posture. You know the ones. People who walk incredibly slow while placing all their weight on their elbows as they lean over the cart handle. I could have sworn one grandma cruising past me in her little motorized shopping cart threw me a massive eye roll as she passed.
I can’t be alone on some of these, right? RIGHT? Back me up here, Mommas. For my own sanity. 😉