Dear second trimester,
We need to talk. This is the hardest letter I have ever had to write. The past three months have been amazing, but today I met someone new. You may have heard of it, the third trimester, or the Final Stretch as I like to call it. While it is hard to leave something so familiar and wonderful as you, I feel the need to explore this new relationship with 3rd trimester.
There is no denying you and I have had some good times together. You have brought me back to many fond experiences of my youth I had thought I would never see again. Through us I have been able to relive the growing pains (literal pains of physical growth) of childhood, not to mention revisiting the joy that can only be felt when one wets one's pants!
Together we took a familiar sojourn through the mood swings I previously thought reserved for my adolescent years.
We also caught precious glimpses into my future, mainly my amnesiac loss of memory as well as my awkward loss of bladder control.
I will never forget the many firsts we experienced together. The first full week I was able to fully enjoy my pregnancy and forgo the chronic company of my toilet. The premiere heartbeat of my child that I was able to hear. The first time finding out the child growing in my belly was a GIRL! Buying clothes for MY DAUGHTER!!! The initial feeling of my daughter kicking, and also wondering if she was actually an alien taking over my body as I watched my stomach contort and squirm into seemingly unnatural shapes.
The debut weight gain of my pregnancy (though we probably didn't have to go quite that overboard and gain 7 lbs in 3 weeks). My maiden voyage into a world of stretchy pants and parachute tops. The pioneer stretch mark.
As glorious as our 3 months together has been, it is time for us to see other people. Its not you its me. I think we would be better off just being friends.
I will never forget you, but it is time for me to move on, so I have to say good bye.
(probably should not show this bare belly shot, but how FUNNY is that belly button!)