Friday, February 4, 2011

You Might Be In Your 3rd Trimester If...

Swinging your arms around in the air like a crazy person is the only way you're getting yourself up off the couch.

When that doesn't work, you just lay on your side and roll off.

You've stopped shaving your legs past the knee, and even that is getting questionable.

When the person behind you in the check out lane opens their mouth you say, "yes, I am...about 30 weeks...yes, it's a boy...and yes, my husband is so very excited." before they even say anything.

You've stopped trying to figure out what "more power to you" means.

You're chest looks like a road map from all the veins.

The check out ladies at Target are having a countdown to baby, and they also made you a blanket for the little guy.

(You officially realize you're at Target too much.)

Rolling over at night resembles and possibly sounds like a hibernating bear turning over in his sleep.

You actually stop and think if you really need that thing that just fell on the floor, or can it just lay there for the next 2 months.

You suddenly completely understand why your mom always said, "after all I've done for you."

You used to talk about getting your hair highlighted, your new favorite shoes, or where the best sales are - now you talk about bladder control.

You love your "track pants", but are considering a muumuu to be an even better option.

You go to your old neighbors house and apologize for making fun of her muumuu's, and then ask to borrow one.

You want to tackle any girl you see that is 21 and perky.

And you also have an urge to pull out a picture of yourself to show her from 9 years ago and say, "see!? I used to be you!"

Public bathroom stalls seem to be getting smaller and smaller...which makes turning around in them harder and harder.

Any dish that starts with the word "frosted" or "iced", you'll eat.

Your ankles that are now covered with your husbands tube socks have seen smaller, more attractive days.

You'd do this all times 10 because of the sweet gift that is sooo close to being here. :)

I love being pregnant, but sometimes you just have to laugh at how things are a changin', right??

25 comments:

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Whatever you've forgotten in whatever room you've left really isn't that important and can just stay there. ;) I think this is the longest stretch from 30-40 weeks but that may be because my girls wait until 41 or 42 weeks to be born. :D

Thoughts for the day said...

It will be so exciting for you to finally hold him. You will forget all the 'above' items and know in your heart 'it was worth it' at least you don't have to ride a donkey for 'long periods of time' like Mary did with Joseph there is always someting to be thankful for.
take care

Amanda said...

I'm in my second trimester and I must say that I need this preperation because I almost forgot what it's like.
almost:)

Great POst!

Amber said...

sooo hilarious. i always said rolling over in bed now required a 3-point turn.

*Ross and Katy* said...

HA! I love this list :)

I also think it's hilarious that the people at target made you a baby blanket! At least the people at our target don't know me quite that well...but hey, the more people that love the new baby, the better :)

Membership Required said...

Enjoy every moment of this last stage soon you'll be even more tired trying to enjoy the most INCREDIBLE first moments in your SON's life. So excited for you to become part boy mama!!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Love it! Hang in there, sweet friend! He will be here soon enough and then you'll have a whole new list! Love you!! Hysterical!

LittleTuna said...

Kate. You're so cute. I wish I was there to see how you're really doing. I hope all is well. Greg and I miss the HC! And I really love that the ladies at target made you a blanket. Hilarious.

Lenae said...

Ha! YES -- to all of it. Blurg :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Aaaah...love it! True. All of it, true :)

Sarah Halstead said...

Ha ha!! So hilarious. That is so funny about the target.

julia said...

I was just telling a friend the other day that I think muumuus are completely under-rated and they should definitely make a comeback!

Laura said...

haha this made me laugh... it's all coming back to me now! Good thing we forget these things so we try again for more babies!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

LOVE your list! So many things I've forgotten that will be coming my way soon...yippee.

Jenn said...

LOL! Loved the one about the perky 21-year-old! Too cute! I'm rootin' for ya!

Sarah said...

Hilarious. I think you should add "You might be in your third trimester if your biggest maternity clothes don't even fit anymore."

becky said...

Oh my gosh, this seriously made me laugh out loud! Love it!

Remember a few weeks ago when you were out of breath just sitting on the couch? That was hilarious and really should have made the list! ;)

Delena said...

Hilarious! I agree completely about those darn bathroom stalls.

Marisa said...

Oh, the memories! And the body issues that accompany pregnancy. It's amazing what happens to our bodies and the lack of control (ahem!). I cannot wait to meet your newest addition and I hope you are feeling better!

susan said...

Gorgeous.....

I almost blogged about being in a large sized public toilet stall... because all I could remember while I was in it was how I once got jammed at the cinema when I was pregnant with my twins. This toilet stall was amazing!! haha... see, men miss out on ALL the good stuff!!!!!

XX

jenny said...

Oh the woes of pregnancy, too funny! Even though you might be getting to the uncomfortable stage, glad you can laugh about it. :) Hang in there, it's gonna be SO worth it when you hold that little guy! Hope the sickness has passed!

wonderchris said...

What a great post!!! :)

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Love it!

And ... yes ... I did it 10 times ... with no regrets.

Oh ... you should have seen the maternity clothes we had to wear 27 years ago. Yea! No complaints on the clothing side of things. You young gals have it GOOD!

Hope your week is BLESSED!

Laurel

Lauren said...

Well - this might be late but here is another:

You might be in your 3 trimester if you are actually thankful when your husband steals all of the blankets during the night!

patchofheaven said...

Heehee! This list is awesome! I've been craving iced coffee like crazy this pregnancy. Glad your little guy is almost ready to make his appearance! Can't wait to see pictures of him surrounded by all your little ladies. And hear stories, of course. =)