The “Discomfort Zone”

I try really hard not to complain about the physical ailments of pregnancy because I know I should feel lucky and blessed to be having a baby at all. But sometimes even that blessing comes with its down-sides, and I’d be lying if I said it was peachy-keen all the time.

While I’ve overall felt good throughout this pregnancy, as someone who doesn’t have chronic pain regularly, I’m beginning to see what so many people face on a daily basis … with the exception being that mine is temporary. And it’s no fun.

At 31 weeks now, I’ve crossed into the “discomfort zone” in my pregnancy where my back aches, I literally need to roll myself out of bed, getting in/out of cars is becoming increasingly uncomfortable, sitting for long periods of time (i.e., at work!) is atrocious, and I have heartburn.

All of this — coupled with 23 pounds of extra weight (which seems to be mostly/all in my belly/boobs at the moment but could still shift) — reminds me that my body is NOT my own at the moment.

I’ve been trying to just listen to my body — one morning last week, this meant skipping my workout in favor of sleep. Yesterday it meant choosing the French dip at lunch because, darn it, I was craving it (needing iron?). And some days it means going to bed at 9:30 PM simply because I can.

I don’t remember being this uncomfortable with Maya and I’m not sure if it’s because he is going to be a bigger baby or maybe I just had rose-colored glasses on and ignored it all last time because I was so consumed with pre-partum stress/anxiety? Who knows.

Either way, I’m putting it out there … I’m fully in the discomfort zone and I know it’s not going to get any more comfortable til Baby Boy comes … so I need to just suck it up now and move on.

….. Sucking it up …

OK, thanks for indulging me while I had my moment. Back to your regularly scheduled random musings 😉

 

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4 thoughts on “The “Discomfort Zone”

  1. I hope your remaining time goes by fast. I can definitely sympathize with how you’re feeling right now. In a nutshell, it sucks. My last pregnancy (Greedy Baby) pretty much sucked the life outta me. And then she had the nerve to go into the NICU for having low sugar. What about ME!? hehe (yes, I can laugh about it now)

    1. Thank you, Josie!! It’s been tough. I don’t remember it being this bad with Maya but he also seems to be much bigger–all the weight is in my belly 😦 Like it feels like I could tip over. LOL … Greedy Baby 🙂

  2. I can relate at times….man just getting up off the couch is a struggle! I need a forklift to pick me up. I tried to paint my toe nails the other day and had a breakdown when I could barely get the paint on my toes and then I ended up spilling on the carpet. I made my poor husband clean it up. Hang in there!

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