I haven’t posted much about my pregnancy. One big reason for that is that there hasn’t been too much to post about. I have more doctors appointments and my belly is getting bigger, but for the most part I’ve felt pretty normal. I’ve been pretty lucky that I never had intense morning sickness (and what I did have stopped around the 10 week mark), I’m not so big that it’s been uncomfortable to get around, and in general I don’t think too much about having a tiny human growing inside me.
I am without a doubt squarely in my third trimester and sh*t’s getting real. My belly is larger, and growing
weekly daily hourly by the minute. I hate maternity pants. The tops are passable, but the pants are pain in the butt. My feet are doing their best impression of a marshmallow 24/7. And most of all, I am officially without any grace. I am not agile. I cannot deftly hop over a puddle. I am awkward.
For the most part it’s not the end of the world. I walk slowly. At least I’m pretty sure it’s still a walk and not a waddle (yet). Getting out of the car when it’s parked on an incline is a nuisance, and although I do it gracelessly, it can be done.
What I can’t do anymore? Kneel down easily to take photos of the dogs. I like to shoot them at eye level, which typically means I’m on my belly, or, at the very least, sitting on the floor, to get the shot. Getting down on the floor isn’t usually too much trouble (although I’m certainly not laying on my belly anymore), but getting up is problematic. I recently took photos for a couple friends of mine (they have the cutest bulldog ever) and none of us could stop laughing at my (in)ability to maneuver around. Imagine me on the ground, basketball belly and all, wiggling forward and backward to get the shot. It was hilarious. You gotta be able to laugh at yourself in those moments. For now, I think my wiggle and scootch on the floor days are over. Until the baby comes, I’ll be taking photos the easy way. Me standing up over them.
I’ll be doing everything else the awkward way. As slowly and carefully as possible.