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#1 of 55 Old 05-27-2009, 10:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I like those "You know you're 8 mos pregnant when.." threads in previous DDCs so I thought I'd start one here. I used third trimester to cover the mamas who aren't quite 8 mos or are closer to 9 mos.

So, you know you're in your third trimester when:

- You need help getting out of bed in the mornings

- Romance is when your DH/DP says to you, "You can wear my sweat pants."
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This is one I read somewhere MONTHS ago but it is one I use all the time

~You need a drumroll to roll over in bed

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You walk like you have a balloon between your legs.

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Your boobs are so ginormous they need their own zip code!

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You need both hands free when you walk around - one to hold your pants up and the other to hold your shirt down - clothes just weren't designed to fit on a balloon!

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When you basically just stop wearing underwear because it has gotten too uncomfortable and you don't feel like spending money on maternity panties. I can go commando for a little longer!

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Walking uphill requires baby steps.

You step on people's feet if they stand too close (since you can't see them).

DH/DP refers to you as a planet.

Getting in/out of the car is a process. A rather involved one.

Ice becomes an entire foodgroup.
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You use the bathroom, wash your hands, and realize you have to go again!

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You know you're in the 3rd trimester when...

- You can't remember what a good breath feels like
- When non pregnant or less pregnant people complain about their aches and pains and needs to pee you give them the stink eye
- You know exactly how many days, weeks, and minutes left until your EDD

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You get up at least 5 times a night to use the bathroom.

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: These are great!

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When you basically just stop wearing underwear because it has gotten too uncomfortable and you don't feel like spending money on maternity panties.
...or because you can risk tripping over and falling down whilst trying to put them on! (happened to me today )
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When rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, getting up off the couch, putting on pants, etc. etc. is accompanied by the following soundtrack: "ow.. ow.. oof.. ow.. oof.. oof.. ow.."

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You get into bed, realize you forgot to do something and can't decide whether it's worth it to have to roll over and get up again.

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OMG this thread is hilarious! You ladies kill me!

You know you're in your 3rd trimester when:
*a yoga ball becomes your favorite chair
*your 4 year old son becomes your personal servant
*the microwave replaces your oven because you can't stand up long enough to cook a meal

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You get into bed, realize you forgot to do something and can't decide whether it's worth it to have to roll over and get up again.
I am SO there! I am always asking hubby if he can get me socks, a drink, whatever. LOL! Because I forgot before bed

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ooh, I have some more!

thinking of what you should eat for meals or snacks now seems like a huge chore
you consider things like washing your dish after you use it exercise

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You use the bathroom, go up the stairs and turn right around to go again. (after going twice in 1/2 hour)

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You get Moto Moto's song (from Madagascar 2) stuck in your head whenever you're up walking around.

You're worried about a car crash because your seat belt has been displaced by your tummy and now hits you right across the neck!

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- you wake up to roll over in bed.
- you look at a food and wonder if it'll give you heartburn/acid reflux before deciding whether or not to eat it.
- your dh wants to "be intimate" and you feel huge and uncomfortable, but decide "why not, it'll probably help ripen my cervix and maybe get things moving" and that is your sole motivation!
- You grocery shop with a menu plan and list, but half the stuff in your cart are impulse buys anyways! And you never get everything on your list because you're too tired to finish going through the store.
- You wake up more at night than your 1 yo does.
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You know you should be preparing good meals for your own health and well-being, but spend your day eating (too much of!) whatever you can eat immediately by opening a box/bag. Preparation and cooking are just too much work!
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You wonder if you can get through the day without speaking more than grunts, grumbles and growls. (I've been cranky lately, can you tell )

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This is a fun thread!

If someone else can't put your shoes/socks on and tie them for you than you wear slip ons or go barefoot---even if it is cold!

Someone offers you a chair and you decline because you don't want to have to get back up

You tell your 2yo to take off his diaper, put it in the pail, and then let him go naked so you don't have to chase/wrestle him or bend over and pick him up

Umm...and totally TMI--but, I had already peed a gazillion times on our 4hr car ride this past weekend, we got to a point (entering NYC via Brooklyn Bridge, if anyone is familiar) where I knew there would be no restrooms for at least 40mins and I peed in a cup while DH was driving because I was afraid even if I made it to his grandparents' building I'd pee myself as soon as I stood up!
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This is a fun thread!

Umm...and totally TMI--but, I had already peed a gazillion times on our 4hr car ride this past weekend, we got to a point (entering NYC via Brooklyn Bridge, if anyone is familiar) where I knew there would be no restrooms for at least 40mins and I peed in a cup while DH was driving because I was afraid even if I made it to his grandparents' building I'd pee myself as soon as I stood up!
That's hilarious! I've had some nice interactions with older moms in the last couple of weeks, and I've been thinking, the reason having kids is such a rite of passage for women is that we all like to laugh about the indignities of pregnancy. You can't join in the joke if you haven't been there. I jokingly asked my dh last night if it makes him sad that he'll never experience anything as bizarre as pregnancy. I bet you never thought you'd pee in a cup in a moving car, but really, why not!

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You are butterfingers and keep dropping stuff. If your kids aren't around to help fetch the fallen object, you contemplate just leaving it on the floor.

Last night I caught myself thinking about how nice it would be if ppl could just walk around naked. I am so sick of having to hike and pull down certain articles of clothings.

Your belly spontaneously starts dancing around on its own.
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I love this thread! FWIW, I have peed in a bottle in the car not pregnant!

You do all your "gardening" (i.e. shaving/trimming) down there blind because you can't see past your belly.

You hold a kegel while walking sometimes because the LO just sits on your bladder and you think you will just continuously leak.

Shopping/activities/trips revolve around 1. where to pee 2. where to eat 3. where to rest

A little of every snack/meal ends up on your belly and you dont know until you take off your shirt.

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you rip your maternity jeans while trying to pull them over your a$$

you wish you could get a foley catheter inserted at night so you wouldn't have to go to the bathroom so many times in the middle of the night

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It's too dangerous to stand on one leg to put your underwear on (due to balance and belly issues), so you throw it on the floor and put your feet in the holes as if they're slippers -- much easier and safer!
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- Rather than pick up the paper towel on the floor at work I try to kick it under the pop machine (and get caught!)

- I make sure both DD and I pee before we get in the car

- I feel urge to nest, but pregnancy brain gets in the way and I forget what I am doing/need to do

- I get excited about my sleeping "through the night" for at least 5 hours and not being woken up by the need to pee or aches and pains.

- I look at the calendar and think "Oh CRAP, only X weeks left"

- I have lift my belly to see what is going on down there (assess need to shave, etc)

- Swear I will never get obese becasue I could not deal with the big belly on a permanent/longer term basis
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- you wake up to pee seriously pissed off because you JUST got comfortable and FINALLY fell asleep.

-people tell you how great you look and you glare and them spitefully thinking they are lying, or they have no idea how bad you feel.

-even though you feel horrid, you still don't want to rush the next few weeks since you have nothing ready and are still sort of in denial that another baby is coming.
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-even though you feel horrid, you still don't want to rush the next few weeks since you have nothing ready and are still sort of in denial that another baby is coming.
Oh so true!
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