Third Trimester

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when will it end?!


I am 20 years old and have always heard that pregnancy is a beautiful time in a womans life, I had also heard about the back pain and the nausea, morning sickness, etc. But i was always told from the older women i work with that i will love being pregnant and never be happy than I am when the baby kicks. Well this is half true, I still get all choked up when the baby kicks, and when i see the look in my fiances eyes when he feels it too. But as for everything else... all of those women that said i would love being pregnant and that being pregnant isnt that bad totally lied! I love that I'm going to be a mom and I love that I decided to wait to find out the sex of the baby until he/she decides to make their debut into the world (sooner would be better, mama is getting a little bit tired of being a whale.) But I could do without waking up at 3 am to puke, pee, get tums for the volcano boiling in my throat, or a mixture of all three. I'm 99% sure that whoever said pregnancy is the best time in a womans life has either A) had the dream pregnancy- aka- no symptoms that suck B) never been pregnant or C) is a man related to someone who knew someone that is pregnant and he saw her in that pre morning sickness "glowing" stage. I want 4 kids so i will gladly suffer through this self made hell again, but a word to the wise, pregnancy is not pretty. If someone says you look amazing after you just threw up your breakfast and have boogers on your face and your grimacing because your foot is cramping and you left your tums in the car, is a lier, you look like crap, we all do when were prego. Unless your a celebrity and have the cash to pay someone to airbrush your enitre body everyday and hide your morning sickness by following you with make up, then you are just like the rest of us and look like you just woke up on the bathroom floor after a frat party. dont get me wrong, i love when people tell me i look good or i have a cute baby belly, but in reality i know i have donut glaze in my hair from my snack fest at 5 am and im wearing sweat pants everywhere i go because i cant fit into anything else. this is a precautionary tale for everyone, it sucks like nothing else to be pregnant.... but the juice is worth the squeeze.

elizabeth






Meant to be

Hi my name is Kelly, I'm 17 & I'm 33 weeks pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant I was at first upset and at my boyfriend Luke who is 19 because he wanted to have unprotected sex when I didnt, but my mom was very happy and she respected if I wanted an abortion, but I didn't want to stop an already growing baby:).

Luke and I started to be very much in love but we decided to adopt out to someone we know, we felt we are too young and need to go to school (hes still in grade 11 and I'm going to college in the fall). I met a wonderful woman named Patricia who wanted to adopt my baby when I was visiting my loving sister Jessie in another town who works with her, she's around her 40s hardworking and very social and smart and we get along very well, shes very giving and been taking me out to eat and socialize and follows me to check ups:).

My mom and sister helped me a lot and they hinted I should move with my sister because luke asked to take a break, he still loved me and I ofcourse loved him but he hung out with his best friend like a lover (he's a guy also), and started partying and having a lot of one night stands with different girls,we got back together after I tried to tell him I'm moving to give our baby to Patricia but I broke it off because he was partying way too much.

Instead of making Patricia fly to where I am which is expensive so I did move to my sisters town and place against Lukes wishes because he wanted to be there for me to see his first child but it worked out and I'm happily living with my sister and her boyfriend waiting for my little one to be born:). We don't know if it's a boy or a girl but I have a feeling it's a boy and were naming him Luke William after my baby's daddy and his dad and my daddy who passed away last year (RIP dad) that's why I have a feeling my baby's a boy because i think God takes away people and put more people on earth for us to love:) if my baby's a girl it'll be lovely as well because Patricia wants to name her Kelly after me:).

Kelly






nervous

Hi , my names M . I am 16 years old & currently 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant . I am due July29th , in less then 2 weeks and i am as nervous as i have ever been in my entire life. I am unsure weather to have a natural birth or drugs , to me it depends on how im feeling in labour . I am with my boyfriend K ( age 17 ) of almost 2 years. When i first got pregnant he was happy , still is but doesnt show it much . Doesn't talk about it much either which bugs the crap out of me .. Is this normal for all boyfriends & fathers to be ? because it kinda of makes me sad. Im 38 weeks and im not huge . i look about 7 months pregnant and im not the skinniest . I walk everyday mostly to get from place to place. But ive gained 25 pounds , you cant tell tho. IS that also normal ? Im not having any swelling anywhere . Is this normal ? i wonder... Im just round in the stomach .

Kelly






Almost there

Hi girls! I'm Katie and this is my story. I first got pregnant when i was 16. I couldnt believe it, because me and my boyfriend at the time, only had sex once! No lie. But once is all it takes because 4 weeks after we did "it", i took a pregnancie test that my sister picked up for me, and it was positive. When i called my boyfriend to tell him the news, he said he was excited and happy about it. I kept thinking how lucky i was to be having a baby with such a reat guy.

But reality kicked in when i told my parents. My mom and dad are divorced, but we all live iwthen 30 minutes of each other. My boyfriend was 16 too and my mom kept telling me how realtionships don't last when your a teenager, ecspally when kids have kids. I learned she was right because two weeks after i learned i was having a boy, my boyfriend left me. I was heart broken but after that, i realized i didnt want to have a baby when i was 17, and i didnt want to have to take care of a kid my senior year of high school. Pretty soon after that i found my adoptive parents to raise my son, and to be the mother and father he would need.

The summer before my senior year, when i was 17, i gave birth to Blake Kord on july 23rd. I saw my son once, but i never held him. It was my choice to have a closed adoption and not hold my son, because i felt it would make it harder on me.

I am 26 and i am execting my first child, not my first baby, but my first child. I got married to me husband Derek on May 27th, when i was 22 and he was 23. We are the happiest couple i know. I found out i was pregnant two weeks after my 26th birthday, and we could not have been happier. I am now 35 weeks along and i am counting down until the day i get to see my daughter Kalia Mia. I know that at 17 i couldnt have been the best mother, and i probally wouldnt have graduated from high school, and i would have been able to go to college and get my masters degree and i would have never met my husband and i would not be expecting Kalia. So i never regret giving up Blake, because i know there is a very happy nine year old out there with his perfect parents. Soon i will be the best mom to my daughter.

So goodluck to all you expecting mothers. xoxo

Katie






finally

Hello girls, im Debra and i am about 37 weeks pregnant with twins! Im 38 and i had been trying to get pregnant since i was 33. I got married at 27, but niether my husband, nor i, were ready to start a family. But as time grew on i started to notice my friends and their family's and even random strangers children, i felt jelouse of. So when i finally had THE conversation with my husband, we tried to get pregnant. For 2 years we tried and nothing. Then when i was 36 when i got my first treatment of Depo Provera shots, and needless to day they worked!

I am now expecting my twin's Brianna Adrey and Bentley Andrew to be born July 21st via C-section. Not may 38 year olds can say that. I am so thankful that i got the chance to be a mom. Best of luck to all of you other woman trying to get pregnant, and to the ones who have children, young or old. Goodluck.

Debra







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