All about you. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud this morning when I received my weekly pregnancy update.

Your third trimester brings with it a new set of pregnancy symptoms. Many women will experience heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, urinary incontinence, varicose veins, swelling, itchy skin, leg cramps and insomnia. But with all these aches and pains, it can be hard to decide what’s normal and what warrants a call to your doctor or midwife. To make things more confusing, some symptoms may be more or less urgent depending on your health status and history, your baby’s health and how far along you are in your pregnancy.

The list below is symptoms that could be a sign of something more serious. If you experience any of these before you reach 37 weeks, call your doctor or midwife immediately:

  • Pelvic pressure: a feeling that your baby is pushing down
  • Lower back pain, especially if you haven’t had back pain before
  • Menstrual-like cramping or abdominal pain
  • More than four contractions in an hour (even if they don’t hurt)
  • An increase in vaginal discharge or a change in the type of discharge, especially if it becomes watery, mucous-like, or bloody, even if it’s only pink or blood-tinged.

Wow thank you for the heads up and what my week will look like.

SO as most of you know I am pregnant with twins and now officially in my 3rd trimester.

I had todays blog all planned out, I was going to chat about the joys of pregnancy. However, this has been a hard week. Our entire house has had the flu for 14 days, so a sick toddler and husband, and pregnant fairy who can’t take any meds. You can only imagine. I had my first round of steroids last week, and it has left me felling less than amazing.

I woke up this morning with a face the size of a soccer ball, lips that look like a fish and a wonderful rash on my neck.

However, in the midst of all of the joys of pregnancy, I have managed to find my “theme/pretty” song.

Every morning on the school run, I play the sound track to Gabriel’s favorite movie; at the moment it is Moana. In the movie there is the crab, called Tamatoa and he likes to be shinny. The song speaks to so many of my emotions, and needs, he speaks about free food, being beautiful, honesty etc.

I really believe this is my pregnancy song. So here are my motivational lyrics for the week. (and the youtube video clip)

Lyrics from “Moana”
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Mancina
Performed by Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa

Well, Tamatoa hasn’t always been this glam
I was a drab little crab once
Now I know I can be happy as a clam
Because I’m beautiful, baby

Did your granny say listen to your heart
Be who you are on the inside
I need three words to tear her argument apart
Your granny lied!
I’d rather be…

Like a treasure from a sunken pirate wreck
Scrub the deck and make it look…

I will sparkle like a wealthy woman’s neck
Just a sec!

Don’t you know
Fish are dumb, dumb, dumb
They chase anything that glitters (beginners!)

Oh, and here they come, come, come
To the brightest thing that glitters
Mmm, fish dinners

I just love free food
And you look like seafood
(Like seafood)

Well, well, well
Little Maui’s having trouble with his look
You little semi-demi-mini-god
Ouch! What a terrible performance
Get the hook (get it?)
You don’t swing it like you used to, man

Yet I have to give you credit for my start
And your tattoos on the outside
For just like you I made myself a work of art
I’ll never hide; I can’t, I’m too…

Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough
Strut my stuff; my stuff is so…

Send your armies but they’ll never be enough
My shell’s too tough

Maui man, you could try, try, try
But you can’t expect a demi-god
To beat a decapod (look it up)

You will die, die, die
Now it’s time for me to take apart
Your aching heart

Far from the ones who abandoned you
Chasing the love of these humans
Who made you feel wanted
You tried to be tough
But your armour’s just not hard enough

Now it’s time to kick your…
Ever seen someone so…

Soak it in ’cause it’s the last you’ll ever see
C’est la vie mon ami
I’m so…

Now I’ll eat you, so prepare your final plea
Just for me
You’ll never be quite as…

You wish you were nice and…


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