The third trimester is arguably (read: definitely) the worst. You're swollen and puffy, hormonal and uncomfortable, and more than ready to get that damn baby out of your body. If you have a partner who doesn't understand, isn't empathetic to your pain, or is all-around indifferent, it makes for a miserable ending to an already lengthy, pain-staking process. In fact, there are more than a few things your partner will do when you're in the third trimester that will make you wanna, you know, murder their face off. And look, it's nothing personal. This is just a normal reaction to someone annoying the you-know-what out of you while another mini-person bounces on your bladder.
Both of my pregnancies included a third trimester from hell. Not a single day of those final weeks was particularly pleasant, so I couldn't wait for both of my children to fly the hell out of me. Unfortunately, nine months is about as long as it sounds, especially when the final three-month stretch lasts a goddamn eternity.
Aside from the physical and emotional turbulence one endures throughout the entire pregnancy process, there's a whole world of bullsh*t you have to inevitably deal with. Like how little, or how much, your partner contributes to the whole "your body growing a baby" thing. Some soon-to-be parents who aren't gestating for 40 weeks (more or less) are incredibly helpful, going above and beyond to make sure their pregnant partners are comfortable. Others, though? Yeah, not so much. Even when they mean well, here are some things your partner might do during your third trimester that triggers a dark, festering rage. Partners, beware.