If you are still receiving text messages from a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy, congratulations! You have managed to support her through arguably one of the most tumultuous times of her life. You must be an amazing friend and confidante, and she is lucky to have you. Sometimes I wonder why there’s no “Texts From Your Pregnancy” meme because the slew of communications I sent off to my friends and family (and my boss; oops) during pregnancy were...questionable, to say the least. Though, by the time I was in the home stretch of the third trimester, my texts were a lot more focused. My eyes were on the prize, you could say. The physical symptoms were no longer new, the end was in sight, and I’d actually set foot in a baby store a handful of times and had a sense of what purpose a humidifier could bring to my life.
However, that’s not to say that I still didn’t need the support of my friends and loved ones; I totally did. But I was asking for it in different ways, and for different reasons than the previous two trimesters. And so, without further ado, here’s just a small sampling of the kind of texts that we all send out in the third trimester: