At 34 (almost 35) weeks, it’s safe to say I’m fully in my third trimester. And because I’m carrying twins, I’m within what I lovingly call “the red zone.” Meaning, they could come any time now.
When people complain about the third trimester, they aren’t kidding. From aching everything to insomnia to nesting, you feel like you are splitting at the seams – literally and mentally. I will say though, that while I am pretty uncomfortable, it’s not as bad as I thought.
As these weeks have passed, I have realized that I absolutely cannot live without these following things:
- These sandals. Made with yoga mats, these are seriously the only shoes I can wear. Between all the extra weight and swelling, I need comfortable and open. Maybe not the prettiest sandal on the block, they are definitely the most comfortable.
- Compression socks. In case you missed it, swollen feet are officially an issue. Interestingly, this is the one thing that I have been the most self-conscious about, even though it’s normal. What nobody tells you about this lovely phenomenon is that your legs get really itchy as well from the swelling. So these are in regular rotation, unless I’m leaving the house.
- My Kindle. But not one of the new, pretty ones. I’m still using my old, second generation Kindle that keeps chugging along. Because I am tired and sore ALL the time, I have been taking this opportunity to read. Alot. Because I know I won’t be able to, once the girls are here. Reading has always been my escape, and as we get closer to the day, I need to get my mind off of baby stuff from time-to-time.
- Witch Hazel. Random, I know. But my skin is getting more and more sensitive, so I’ve reincorporated this in to my beauty regiment. I could go on and on about the values of natural makeup and witch hazel, but this article from the FP blog does a much better job. It’s only been a couple weeks, but my skin definitely feels happier now that I’ve added this in to my regiment.