Homestretch – The Final Weeks of Pregnancy
You’ve finally reached the homestretch of your pregnancy, something you have been anxiously anticipating for far longer than it seems. Excitement grows with every contraction, only to discover that these Braxton Hicks aren’t even consistent enough to start timing. Your back–it’s killing you–and the thought of experiencing little jabs in the ribcage for another 2+ weeks seems daunting. Don’t worry, I’m there, too.
This is my third pregnancy (currently 38 weeks), and it has definitely the most enjoyable. I had morning sickness with my first two throughout my entire pregnancy, so for it to actually end after the first trimester has made this pregnancy much more pleasurable! I have experiences a lot more sciatic nerve pain, but overall, it’s been pretty smooth sailin’.
Last Leg of the Race
I am a Mama to a 3-year-old girl, Ava, and a two-year-old boy, Carson. 3 was our “magic” number when it came to having children, so little Lainey will most likely be our third and final–our last leg of the race.
About a week ago, this reality really started to set in–the reality that this is probably my final pregnancy–the last leg of the race. Truthfully, it was a bittersweet, almost painful, moment for me when I thought back to the many, many memories made throughout each pregnancy–listening to heartbeats for the first time, finding out each little babe’s gender and experiencing kicks for the first time. Pregnancy is something I’ve been experiencing for almost 27 months of my life now, and the thought that it is almost over–well, it stings!
Enjoying The Countdown
If you had asked me 2 weeks ago if I was ready to deliver, I would have quickly responded with “YES!” But if you ask me today, I can honestly say I am enjoying every single second of this pregnancy.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or your last, it will all be over before you know it; and as miserable as you may be feeling, you just might miss it. Try to savor every second of this experience as you await the arrival of your precious little miracle!