This week we hit the 28-week mark, also known as the start of the third trimester! Eeek! Seriously - how did we get here so fast?! Adam and I have a lot that needs to get done including finishing up our house, assembling a crib, and figuring out how in the world car seats work... Oh yeah and we need to fit spring field work into the mix!
After being pregnant for 28 weeks I've learned a few things including why pregnant ladies do the things they do like walk funny and touch their stomach. Yes, prior to being pregnant I just didn't understand these things and found them to be just a little strange.
Here are your answers explained!
Why pregnant ladies walk funny:
This is because our lower back hurts like crazy! I didn't realize that your spine shifts to help your body find it's new "center of gravity." This has caused me some serious lower back pain. After a day on my feet, at the gym or trying to do too much I start to walk funny to avoid back pain.
Why pregnant ladies touch their stomachs:I found this super obnoxious until I found myself doing this. It's because by the time you are 26 weeks along the baby moves constantly and sometimes it's uncomfortable, especially when they get a foot or hand up underneath your rib cage. By putting your hand on your stomach you can sometimes get the baby to stop moving or get their foot out from under your ribs.
Now you know... If you have other quirks to explain, let us know what they are by leaving a comment below!