My Pregnancy Story: Part 3

My Pregnancy Story: Part 3

Late post but here as promised!

What a journey my pregnancy was! Yes, that is in the past tense. I had my honey bun on March 12 and had not yet started a post about the third trimester. And honestly, it’s just been difficult to get started with and finish this post.

I’ll be sharing my birth story next, so enjoy this post and check out the next one! If you missed the other posts of my pregnancy journey, please, check those out too! I shared my pregnancy story for the first and second trimesters. Enjoy!

The Third Trimester

Let’s start with the pregnancy changes I experienced. The first thing I noticed was that I was tired again. And by again, I mean sleepy and worn out like I was during the first trimester. That was something that Brandon was not excited to hear. He had already taken on such much since I was only getting bigger and was not able to do as much around the house. The back pain was real!

As tired as I was though I could actually fight through it, unlike the first trimester, so that’s what I did. I mean, hey! We still had to get things done!

“Baby Got Front”

So, as I stated, the back pain came more during the last trimester. Of course, this was due to all the extra weight I was carrying in the front. Speaking of which, I had not actually noticed how big I had gotten. Looking down at my belly all the time didn’t provide the true view of the boulder that was bulging from my waistline. It was people’s responses to my size that made me very aware that I had indeed grown.. a lot.

Family or coworkers would state just that, “Wow, you’re getting big!” Or people would think I was further along than I actually was. Yep, thanks! That’s just what I wanted to hear! (Lol) It was fine though because it was only the belly. Yes, I gained weight elsewhere and there was fluid building up in my face, but I didn’t “explode” everywhere, and for that, I’m grateful.

And even though I didn’t look just huge everywhere, I sure was tired of being pregnant. I absolutely loved feeling her move inside of me, but there comes a point when you just want to be able to bend over normally, easily tie your shoes, and be able to walk without being out of breath after 10 minutes. Speaking of which, when I would walk the inside track at work and would need to take a break and sit down, a few people would look so concerned and ask me if I was okay. People seem to care a lot more when you’re expecting!

Sleeping

I was honestly expecting for sleep to become super uncomfortable during the last trimester, but with the right pillows in just the right places, it wasn’t completely terrible. After we read her bedtime stories and I sang her bedtime song, I’d get my pillow with two poufs on the side and wrap it around my back, laying my belly on one of the poufs to catch the weight. The baby would kick about until she was comfortable as well. Also, you’re not supposed to sleep on your back, which I had trouble with throughout my pregnancy. Instead, I slept on my left side, and the pillow helped me to not turn over on my back. 

The Nursery

We completed the nursery! Yay! The nursery is so stinking cute, and I had so much fun decorating it!

So, in Part 2 I touched on the plans for the nursery (theme recap: giraffe theme with a gray, pink, and gold color scheme). Well, now it was time for those thoughts and plans to come to life!

The furniture had come in and Brandon put everything together. We went shopping for the decor, and I had to refrain from getting every cute thing I saw! You know how that goes!

Several stores later and after a night of deliberation and measuring, the nursery was complete!

Maternity Photoshoot

Taking maternity photos is one of the things I was looking forward to the whole pregnancy. I had made 35 weeks and still hadn’t taken maternity photos due to scheduling issues. I was so nervous that I was going to swell up everywhere before the shoot. Luckily, that didn’t happen, and I finally had the photoshoot at 37 weeks.

Here are a few of my favs!

Photos by: Pamela Alexis-Pope, CEO at Captured by Faith Photography

My pregnancy journey was definitely a blessing. I take nothing for granted not even the pains I experienced because I know there are far worse things that happen. I’m thankful that God had us in His hands.

Click here to read about my sweet baby’s arrival!

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2 Comments

  1. Yasmin
    October 24, 2019 / 10:22 am

    Love this! You handled pregnancy so well! I still remember last year’s homecoming…you were just glowing and positive. You made me excited for pregnancy one day. I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family!

    • Alyssa
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      November 1, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      So sweet! Thank you! Pregnancy can definitely have its moments, but overall, it’s a beautiful thing. I loved it! And every pregnancy story is different! When God makes it happen for you, I can’t wait for you to experience the joy of it all!

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