The Shaeffer Family

A look into all that god is doing in the Shaeffer family.

The Joys of the Third Trimester September 11, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — shaefferfamily @ 4:59 am

So…I see now what women were talking about. During the first 2/3 of my pregnancy people would ask, “How are you feeling?” “Are you comfortable?” “Has it gotten bad yet?” and my answer has always been “I FEEL GREAT!” I am so thankful that the Lord has given me a smooth pregnancy. I never really had morning sickness, I haven’t gained a ridiculous amount of weight, and overall I have just continued with life as normal. That is until now…

It was almost like a light switch once I reached 30 weeks. All of the sudden I can never get comfortable. I almost double in size each day (Not really but it feels like it). Michael has to help me up when I’m sitting. And the aspect that has affected me the most, sleep is just not comfortable. (Hints why I am writing this at 4:45 in the morning!) If I’m not getting up every hour to go the bathroom, Cameron is either kicking me and I get Braxton Hicks contractions. I honestly don’t know how women continue to work during this time. I can’t imagine having to go and teach everyday. I usually have to take a few naps in the middle of the day to make up for the lack of sleep at night.

It may sound weird but I’m not saying all of this to complain. (I know you’re thinking, “yeah right!”) I really do praise the Lord for this time. No, it’s not comfortable! In fact, it can be downright painful! But I know that this is part of it. I am so overwhelmed by God’s grace and his blessing in giving us Cameron that I will gladly take 10 weeks (8 weeks from now) of this just to meet him. 


**Hopefully pictures of the apartment will be up soon. I’m still adding finishing touches! 🙂


One Response to “The Joys of the Third Trimester”

  1. You’re almost there, Kim! And you are right~God’s provision is absolutely amazing even in the midst of discomfort.

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