So when you managed to get as far as I have and gotten this gargantuan, there are a few things that usual pregnancies usually do not encounter:
- The underbelly sits between the thighs, making it impossible to close one’s legs.
- In fact you have to keep positioning and repositioning your belly to be semi-comfortable.
- Stretch marks look like abstract artwork.
- You feel the pressure of the weight on your hips and pelvis regardless of whether you stand, sit or lie down.
- Your belly needs its very own pillow.
- Edema is inevitable.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome is also inevitable.
- Feeling breathless all the time.
- Toilet-visits increases to two every hour.
- You need a stimulant just to get up from bed. I have been drinking Coke.
- The first step after getting up from bed is TERRIBLY painful.
- Knee-length dresses are always in the danger of being lifted by the slightest wind.
- You are so close to delivering that you start craving so many types of food.
- You wonder why epidural is not given to you yet?
Last week, I think my husband burst a blood vessel or something when he jabbed me that this week I am having a phobia of being jabbed. I was supposed to be jabbed yesterday but I requested it to be postponed to today. Today has come and I really don’t feel like doing it! Sigh.