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Bump @ 31 weeks 5 days

Help… I’m Pregnant… And I can’t get up!: The Joys of the Third Trimester


So I’m 31 weeks and  5 days pregnant today. It’s a little hard for me to believe that, if my last birthing experience was anything to go by, I could be holding a new baby in my arms in precisely 5 weeks and 3 days.

* falls off chair*

*gets back on chair*

This pregnancy has been a completely different experience to what I had with baby Will. Where my first pregnancy was all sunshine and rainbows and yoga and acupuncture and day-time naps and massages and nursery decorating, this one has been painful and exhausting and dehydrated and disorganised and stressed and nursery is still a pile of crap in the spare room and keeping up with a toddler is doing my head in.

I don’t think I could miss my last pregnancy more if I tried.

Don’t get me wrong, the phenomenal amount of love I feel for the little bean growing inside my ever-increasing belly is… well… phenomenal. I’m just over my body whinging at me about the hard time it thinks it’s having. GET OVER IT BODY! Not that much longer now, surely you could give me a break from those nerve impulses you’re sending from my pelvis telling me that I am in constant pain. And I’m positive that my stomach can handle more than a glass of water without burning the crap out of my oesophagus! 

“Dear Body,

Get a grip on yourself. It’s a baby, not an elephant.

God, I hope it’s not an elephant.



So, I’m hoping to bring back some peace to my pregnancy. A visit to the health food store and a Homeopath today will hopefully make me feel a bit better. Think I need a cup of Raspberry Leaf Tea. And maybe I’ll make a cake. Because in my experience cake fixes most things.

What herbals did you go nuts over when you were pregnant?

Did they work for you?

Author: Michelle @ Raising Will

Loves Mr RW, two sweet boys and ALL the coffee. Sporadic Blogger. Sewing Addict. Perfume wearer. Chocolate eater. Stop the clock, I need a sleep!

4 thoughts on “Help… I’m Pregnant… And I can’t get up!: The Joys of the Third Trimester

  1. None, skipped them pretty much each time. I tend to just suffer through and whinge a hell of a lot. My current pregnancy is by far the most painful of all mine too. I’m sure it’s just to reinforce the signing of the tubal ligation paperwork…. Ouchies! You go and enjoy that cake. If I lived close by I would enjoy it to and we could whinge in pain together.
    May the day’s fly by, Jac xoxo

  2. Feeling for you – my 2nd pregnancy was exhausting too- had a live-wire of a naughty boy to look after! Recommend toddler group every day to exhaust number 1 so you can drink tea with sympathetic mums and maybe sneak in a snooze yourself.

    Didn’t do any herbal stuff – cake did it for me!!

  3. Baby?? Update!!!!

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