The final countdown to your due date – you may expect it to be the most exciting and easy part of pregnancy. Well, it may be exciting. But, definitely not an easy one. Most moms agree that the last week of pregnancy is the hardest. By the time you reach the final week, you just want it to be over with. You have valid reasons to think that. Here are a few of them.
Your Patience Runs Out
Seven days! If you can wait for the baby for nine months, the last week may seem like a shorter waiting period. But, in reality, it may feel like an eternity. You will be tired of being pregnant and you will want to see your baby as soon as possible. To make it worse, you are really not sure whether this is the last week of pregnancy. It is the week before your due date. If your baby doesn’t feel like coming out on the due date, you may have to wait a little longer. And that’s tough!
Your Tummy Is Too Big
Your baby has almost finished the growth and he/she is literally the size of a watermelon. You might also have gained anywhere between 25-35 pounds in the process. Yes, you are at your biggest when you reach the last lap of pregnancy. Moreover, with the increasing pressure from the baby, different aches and pains, particularly backaches, creep in toward the end of the third trimester. You will find that even the easiest tasks are difficult to manage.
Your Movements Are Restricted
Want to sit and relax? Your tailbone and lower back may trouble you if you sit for a longer period. It doesn’t mean that you can stand or walk instead of sitting. Walking or standing for a long time may result in swollen feet. Moreover, due to increased fatigue and tiredness, you may not be able to stand or walk as you wish. You will soon realize that anything will tire you out in the last week.
You Can’t Eat
Remember food cravings? Well, as you reach the last week of pregnancy, it may seem like an impossible dream. You may feel as if there is no more room in your belly. Even when you want to eat more, you can’t. With just a few bites, you may feel full.
You Are Tired Of Answering Questions
Oh, yeah… there is no end to unnecessary comments from your friends, family members, and even strangers. You still have to hear their tips for an easy labor. If your due date has passed be ready to get lectured about natural ways to induce labor. You might have dealt them gracefully for nine months. But, now you may not be able to stand any unwanted baby advice. The only thing you want is to deliver the baby. Well, just a heads-up, these free lectures won’t end even after childbirth. Once your baby comes out, family, friends, and strangers will keep enlightening you about baby care.
You Can’t Sleep
We bet you were sleep deprived throughout pregnancy. But, wait for the last week of pregnancy to see the worst form of insomnia. With a big tummy, you will struggle to find a comfortable position to sleep. It will be impossible for you to fall asleep. If you somehow manage to fall asleep, frequent urination may wake you up often. Forget about those extra pillows. Even they won’t be able to comfort you. And a good night’s sleep may seem like a distant dream.
Well, it might be a long week. But, remember, you are very close to meeting your little love. Focus on that beautiful thought, enjoy your big belly and continue your countdown!