Oh boy! Only 7.5 weeks to go until our due date! It’s hard to believe how quickly this pregnancy has flown by and how much is left to be done. One thing that isn’t hard to believe? I am well into my third-trimester.
If you’ve seen me on television recently you’ve probably noticed tummy has “popped.” Baby girl appears to be all out in front… and could be a large one. At my last update, ultrasound suggested she could be 9lbs. or so at full term. Now, I know these readings can be off by several pounds but there’s no doubt I’m feeling the “stretch” of the final weeks.
How so? Well, I’ll just go ahead and admit… I have recently acquired a small hurricane of stretch marks on the tummy. That skin is stretched to the max! lol. I was holding out hope I would escape without those odd-looking red lines but they popped up almost overnight! I’ve been slathering on lotion and creams with Vitamin E… and thought Cocoa Butter might help. Oh well.
Other “stretching” I’ve noticed at week 33? My fingers! OK, they’re actually more bloated than stretched but the effect is the same. I can’t even get my wedding rings on! They’re like little sausages.
I’m also struggling to fit some of my maternity clothes around my baby bump. It’s like baby girl decided to streeeeeeeeeeeetch out as long as possible inside and is making her little home as large as possible until she comes to meet us.
Ladies, did you experience any of the same “stretching” in the home-stretch of pregnancy? What were your third-trimester experiences like? Were you low energy? Big bumped or little? What was the biggest challenge to overcome? Sound off below!