Sleep deprivation starts before baby arrives. The lack of sleep does NOT start once you push baby out of your body. It starts far before that. I have always been a tummy sleeper, but that just ain't happening anymore. I can never seem to get comfortable in bed. Plus, tossing and turning isn't a quick process anymore. It takes a good minute for me to turn from one side to the other without inducing round ligament pain. All that being said, I still wake up every day grateful. This momma doesn't need sleep to be happy.
Swollen ankles are bound to happen. I made the mistake of not drinking enough water one day, and BAM... swollen ankles like crazy. I have a desk job and my doctor said the lack of water combined with sitting all day is really bad for the fluid retention in my body. Therefore, I am supposed to get up and walk around every 30-45 mins throughout my day, and then in the evening time, I am supposed to prop my feetsies up. This has helped big time!
You don't have to see where you're shaving to get the job done. My belly is large and in charge. When I'm in the shower shaving, I can't guarantee that I'm getting every single spot (since I can't exactly see what I'm doing all that well), but at least I get the majority of it.
People are going to say things without thinking. Do you know how many people have basically called me fat so far? I am so tired of people saying, "you're awfully big for being [enter number here] weeks". Clearly, they don't realize how offensive that is. I take it all with a grain of salt and just remember that me and my baby are equally healthy (per doctors), so who cares what other people say without thinking first. I AM GROWING A MINIATURE HUMAN BEING.
And last but not least...
Two hearts inside my body is the biggest blessing that ever existed. I think whenever Kensington's heart was forming in my womb, mine also tripled in size. The amount of love I have for this baby is intense. Everyone always says that I need to just wait until she's in my arms (and I totally believe y'all), but just trust me when I say that I love her SO much already. Words can't really explain how much of my heart she consumes.