36 Weeks Pregnant: The Final Stretch

beached whale

Although this last month of pregnancy has brought along fatigue, exhaustion, sleepless nights, and acid reflux, I’m trying to soak it all in as we will soon be adding a little one to our family of two.

Believe it or not, the third trimester has been the most enjoyable one for me as I feel a true connection to the baby and my changing body.  While it’s true that I feel like a beached whale/bed stain as I spend 75% of my day laying in bed watching movies, reading, napping, etc., the end is near so I’m coming to terms with the laziness.



In this final month, I have crossed the line of being social, fun, and comfortable to being a hermit who can’t even bear the thought of wearing clothes.  If I make it out of my robe, it is an accomplishment.  To say that I am uncomfortable is an understatement.  I can barely walk because of the extra weight, I can barely breath because of Baby Beetle’s position, and I can barely last 5 minutes before hitting the bathroom as my bladder is non-existent.  However, I know that this is completely normal and just part of being pregnant, therefore I won’t spend the time or blog space complaining.

In saying all of this, the time has come to give credit where credit is due.  My husband needs a shout out!  Beetle has been an amazing partner by stepping up to care for our dogs, keeping up with the housework, and checking off items on the honey-do list to make up for my lack of contributions.  Thank you for all that you do!

Be Well,



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