My Portuguese Teacher (PT) is a pretty and vivacious Bolivian lady in her twenties. We get on very well and she and I have become fast friends. Not surprising, as I find her very likable and because we meet so often for my intensive 'Goddammit- I-have-to-speak-fluently-by-the-time-I'm-in-Brazil" classes.
Talking all the time: These past days, PT and I have been recapping the material I've learned. We do so by conversing: making simple sentences. Today, our exchanges touched on the subjects of "hair", "clothes" and "weight", a deviation from the previous topics of "having a baby", "sleeping a lot" and "moving to Brazil".
PT seem genuinely surprised to find out that before my pregnancy, my body weight was not too far from hers. And that contrary to the breathless tired person that I appear to be today (displaying sloth like characteristics), I was also quite active and enjoyed biking /walking /running.
She's not the only one. Lately, I too sometimes forget that I was, once upon a time, NOT pregnant. Indeed, I was reminded of this just yesterday when I caught myself marveling at a few pre-pregnancy pictures of myself (Wow, how small and energetic I look! Was I really like that?)(I was trying to find a suitable profile picture for my new skype account).
It's the 3rd trimester effect isn’t it? The impatience and feeling like this has been going on forever. I've read about this. Still, it doesn't stop me from saying that it really does feel like it's been a long time and I really (100x) can't wait to meet this little treasure who is creating ripples in my tummy and making me laugh with his speedy hiccups. And also to shed some weight and feel lighter and regain some of my bunny energy. Re:latter - when exactly? I'm not sure given all the talk about being tired, not sleeping well etc when the baby arrives.