If anyone reading this is currently in her first or second trimester of pregnancy, please accept my most humble apologies. Any ideas you may have had about the glory of the third and final trimester may be squashed over the next few minutes. While it's true that it's really, really great to know I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy, the fact of the matter is the third trimester is not very fun. Perhaps these examples of things your third trimester actually feels like will help paint a picture for you. A sloppy, messy picture with paint blobs dripping off onto the floor, but a picture nonetheless.
Of course, every woman and every pregnancy is different, so my examples may not ring true for everyone (including you, dear reader). Still, most moms I know had a range of feelings, both physical and emotional, throughout pregnancy that are somewhat universal, and the damn third trimester is no exception. In fact, for me, some of it feels even more exaggerated because the ending feels so close, yet so far away. I'm larger than ever before, more tired than I ever could imagine I would be, and definitely more inclined to lay on the couch without moving.