I mean, this is my second and I do remember that right afterward the heartburn was immediately gone, the piriformis pain was gone, the belly (most of it) was gone, the low blood pressure and dizziness was gone, I could breathe again. I feel like I have SO MUCH to do, but I am so faint (blacking out), I can't bend over to get out all the boxes of newborn clothes to organize, I can't even go to the grocery store because I am so tired and lugging around a 1 year old and all of the grocery bags totally does me in while in this pregnant body. Yesterday, I went to get coffee and started blacking out in the drive thru because even the sitting position is so uncomfortable the way it compresses my ribcage.
I keep thnking, after the baby is born, I'll be able to do so much more....I think. I mean, I know there will be a newborn which will add all sorts of challenges... but, physically I'll be able to bend over to pick up toys, I'll be able to hold my toddler on my lap to read a book again and I won't be so restricted in sleep positions, I'll be able to go through a drive thru to get coffee without fainting for goodness sakes! Am I crazy? Will having two babies (19 months and newborn) be even harder than what I've got going on now? Will it be crazy and make me wish I were still pregnant?
With my first, I was cool and calm, listened to Hypnobabies CD's and didn't feel a need to rush her even when I was a week overdue. But, here I am this time, not due for another 4 weeks and I am pulling my hair out with my feelings of physical limitations and trying to cook, clean and care for a toddler!!! I am so ready for this baby to be born!