36.02 – The Struggles

36 weeks 2 days.

Tired & Out of Breath

Let’s cut to the chase.

2 things are killing me:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Breathing struggles.

Throughout my 2nd and beginning of my 3rd trimester, I could eat anything and everything with no reservations… for as long as I could.  I would have 1st breakfast and 2nd breakfast and snack time and lunch time and second snack and pre-dinner snack and dinner and then bedtime snack.  No lie.  No exaggeration. 

Let me be clear, however, that my snacks were mostly fruits and vegetables and yogurt and cereal.  Accompanied with 40-60 minutes of cardio and weight-training about 4 times a week.

Anyway.  In the last 2 weeks I’ve been struggling to eat a full meal.  I can’t eat all my extra snacks either.  It’s such a struggle because I will immediately feel FULL and begin to get heartburn if I eat too much. Needless to say, I suffered through my birthday and Thanksgiving.

Secondly, I feel like my lungs are constantly being crushed.  I can hardly 

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Osiris’s coworkers threw him & another coworker a joint baby shower.  Look at how HAPPY he is!  I love his happiness!

get a full breath of air because of the limited room inside my chest.  Sometimes, Lukas will even kick straight into my lungs and push all my air out. Often times, I have to stand up while working or get in strange positions while nobody’s watching just to fill my lungs with air.


For these two reasons, I’m ready for him to come out.  This is the first time I feel this way in my ENTIRE pregnancy.  I’ve enjoyed 90% of it and for that I’m grateful.  My doc says he’s safe to come out any day now so I do hope, for the sake of my vital internal organs, that he WILL come out soon.  Plus, it’ll be fun to hold and snuggle and play with our baby boy.  EEEEEEK!!!  HOW EXCITING!!!!!

Okay, I’m done!  Ciao!