A whiny post

March 9, 2009

I’m only 27 weeks, but I am SO done.

I’ve gained 40 pounds and feel like a beluga whale. I am carrying BIG.

My pelvic bones feel like they’re in separate zip codes, and they HURT. Crossing my legs is impossible.

I’ve got cankles from swelling, and my feet are fat and icky. I can’t reach my toes anymore to give myself a pedicure, but I can’t afford to get one either!! Damn economy.

My ribcage is killing me. Biskit is forcing my ribs apart.


I can’t sleep.

I have stretch marks from my belly button all the way to my knees.

I want to be able to treat myself — to a nice dinner out, or a movie — but our budget is extremely tight right now and it’s out of the question.

I have stuff I MUST get done for work, but I can’t concentrate worth crap. All I want to do is stay at home, sleep and prepare for Biskit.

My stomach is stretching so fast that my skin is insanely itchy and also red most of the time. It feels like my daughter might just pop out of my skin at any time.


I know I’m whining, but I feel like throwing a temper tantrum most days! Half the time I’m ready to cry by 9:30 in the morning, because I just feel so miserable. I had no idea that pregnancy would be this hard on my body. I really didn’t. I’m absolutely thrilled about Biskit and I can’t wait to meet her and be a mom — it’s the pregnancy part that I’m sick of!


5 Responses to “A whiny post”

  1. Jessica Says:

    The good news is…you probably won’t gain much more weight. I gained 42 pounds, about 35 of which was in my first two trimesters (most during the 5th month).

    Get Matt to paint your toe nails 🙂

    And cherish the kicks to the rib cage. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

  2. Lucy Says:

    Jessica, from your mouth to God’s ears. 🙂 I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only person who gained weight early. I’d say the fifth month was a big one for me too in terms of weight gain.

    Alas, the rib cage pain doesn’t come from kicks (yet) because Biskit hasn’t grown that high — it’s from my various internal organs being pressed tightly into a limited space. It’s weird that the pain is only on my right side, but my doc said that lots of women have lopsided pain from expanding ribcages. No sign of pre-eclampsia or anything – this is just part of the usual pains of pregnancy.

  3. MKD Says:

    Keep your chin up. I think you look beautiful!

  4. sheburtsy Says:

    oh, I want to come down and take you out and get you some coddling. Poor darling. So soon you will be a Mommy with a baby on the outside!

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