I’m officially 30 weeks pregnant. Well, 30 weeks and 1 day according to my Ovia Pregnancy App. And holy crap, I feel like I’m 43 weeks pregnant. (Yes; I know the gestation for humans is 40 weeks; THAT should tell you how miserable I feel.)
I mean, when you’re carrying a little “love goblin”, as Mila Kunis so eloquently put it, it takes a toll on your body. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. And sometimes I feel like not everyone gets it.
The changes to your body alone are pretty drastic and, at times, terrifying.
The past few weeks have been especially hard for me. I seriously feel like my stomach cannot stretch anymore. Its beyond uncomfortable. When you’re hot or cold, you can take off your jacket or put on a sweater. But how do you get comfortable when its your own body making you feel that way? Don’t get me wrong, I love my babies with everything that’s in me. But dang, its hard work bringing them into this world!
So if you see an expecting momma, please don’t say things like, “Oh, I bet you’re ready!” or “Whoa! Goodness girl, how long do you have left?” Give her a hug (or a candy bar) and tell her that’s she’s awesome.