Third Trimester

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30 weeks


I have enjoyed my pregnancy especially during the 2nd trimester, when you are full of energy and feel great.

But getting to the 3rd stage is very tiring especially doing a 9 hour day at work. All I want to do is sleep. My body feels like an old woman, with backache, heartburn, leg cramps. Am looking forward to the due date when I finally get to see my little bundle of joy!!


Joanne Swain






Way too big

I am 33 weeks pregnant and continuing to work long hours. I finally stopped picking things up from the floor--I am a Kindergarten teacher. Of course, all of my students' parents and people in general have commented on my size. Apparently I am way too big for 33 weeks. This being my first child: I was scared to exercise, but on the other hand I was really excited about eating anything I wanted. So now I am paying the consequences. So far I have gained 40 pounds. A little embarrasing but a lot of it is due to the swelling. If I have learned anything is that you never tell a pregnant woman that she is anything but beautiful.

Nancy Espinoza






Prejudice

I am 6 months pregnant. I am due Feb 7th. I think the doctors have it wrong because date of conception was May 19th. Therefore I think the baby is due later because they are going off on my period. I didn't even give them an exact date because I am bad with keeping track of it. My husband vaguely remembered the dates of my menstrual cycle.
I am sick and tired of prejudice. It doesn't happen to me often but when it does It really gets on my nerves. I am hispanic. I am 20 years old. I just got married. We are 6 months pregnant. I go to college. I am half way done with my associate's degree. I want to be a English Professor.
For some reason when I get a racist statement it usually comes from minorities;not white people. That really gets me frustrated. This woman of Indian descent assumed I was a single pregnant woman just because I said I had just moved to Bayridge. She said "Oh you must be scarred living all alone and being pregnant." I could not believe that she had the nerve to assume I was single. I mean I did have my wedding band on. I said "No, I am married." She then stated " Oh really!" Then she and her friend tried to find out how old I was. She thought I was older as if to make a judgement on it. I told them I was 20. As I told them they looked at me with pity. It really pissed me off. I ended up defending myself stating that I was still in college and happily married. I felt like I shouldn't had done that. I am kind of dissapointed with myself for having to explain my situation. Just because I am young, pregnant and hispanic does not mean I am not educated (or should have people look down upon me). I grew up in an middle class neighborhood with the best education (Honors Program). I also had a high paying bussiness administration position at a recruiting agency before I was pregnant. I am very responsible. I am defending myself again... Point of the story, Just because a young woman is pregnant does not mean she will not succeed. It does not mean that her life is over as well as her career. I am tired of people thinking that just because a woman is pregnant it is okay to assume that "her life is over". It is a beautiful challenge but a challenge that I can overcome as well as all women. A beautiful blessing! God bless everyone on their pregnancies!

Sonia






GOOD PREGNANCY

I have had a wonderful pregnancy !! I am 36 and was so worried about al the tests they put you through all came back fine . Going to have a healthy baby boy !! Due 2/2/07.. Other being tired and hungry and alittle grumpy . I have had a nice 2 trimesters . on my third now and out of work while i wait . Decided to leave early because of my age and the New England weather coming soon. My Husband will worry if i was driving to work . Plus i stand all day . To much on my feet. I will miss work and the people . W e decided i will stay home with the new baby .With the cost of child care it really was not worth it for me to go back . I might once a week or 2 days not sure . I have had few symptoms for now hemroids and being alittle more tired . sleeping is hard little uncomfortable . Peeing a lot . lol .. So since i have such a nice 8 months i am praying for a great dilivery . I am going to go with the ep . My friends say it was wonderful . So wishing you all the same and a MERRY CHRISTMAS . Michelle Plymouth ma

Michelle D McNeill






1st Baby!!!

I am now going on my 34th week. Let me tell you, the first 7 months were a breeze. I couldn't wait to begin showing since this is my first. Then at about 30 weeks BOOM, im huge. Stretch mark city! I am so excited although the child birth classes made me even more nervous for labor and delivery. We are so excited to meet our baby girl. I do feel tired alot but try to carry on with my routine. Good luck to all the moms to be out there. Especially the first timers. I know how exciting and scary it can be!

Madeline







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