Pregnancy – Third Trimester

December 1, 2009 – 2:46 pm

Some people asked how my pregnancy was going (when I was pregnant). Well, it’s went. It’s was both great and very bad at times. Here I’ll share mainly about my third trimester. Here’s how my first and second trimesters went. Third trimester is now officially over, with the birth of our daughter Zoe Pax Tsang. But more on the birth later (perhaps 9 months later =P).

Compared to the other trimesters, third was fairly uneventful. The most noticeable difference was my size.  i did grow a decent sized belly, but not enormous. but with the growth also came … stretch marks! >_< very unappealing in my opinion. but again, not horribly bad compared to what i’ve seen online. Yup and that lovely line right down the middle of the belly. Not too pretty either. here’s mine:

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Growth of a belly also meant fun times trying to get out of bed in the morning.  if you want to know what i mean, strap a 20-40lbs backpack to your midsection lie down in bed and then try to get up. now do that every morning for about 3 months. yeah. now you get it. joseph was always very accommodating, sometimes helping to push me out of bed when i needed the extra nudge.

Walking around and going up and down stairs is not fun, but with the extra weight up front, it’s even more not fun. same test with the back pack. thankfully my feet didn’t swell, but i did start to feel pain in my hips and legs.  i definitely got sleepy around the 3pm mark. the only thing keeping me up at work was the constant talking around me from my coworkers. what i really wanted to do was curl up on the sofa behind me.

one thing i definitely liked during the last trimester, was all the people who let me have a seat on the subway. i did notice a bit of a trend. the people who gave up their seats were other women (usually older white ladies), and short latino men. but me, being the weirdo that I am, would always try to get the lame kids, who’s legs were sprawled apart into at least 2 seats, to move instead.

if you really must know more detail about being pregnant, just carry the backpack in your midsection all the time for 3 months.  soon you’ll be aching all over, and getting tired faster too :)