My body definitely has a voice. And her voice has grown louder and louder over the last 2 weeks. The important part? I listen to her. Closely.
I watch my feet like a hawk. Any signs of swelling and I plant my butt in bed or on the couch. Braxton Hicks? Same thing. Some days I wake up and feel completely drained of energy. On those days, I really try to take it easy and conserve as much energy as I can so that my body can give everything it's got to these babies. I feel so fortunate that we have had an uneventful pregnancy thus far. As we near the end of this pregnancy, I feel it is even more important to listen to and take care of this body! And I am lucky that my lifestyle allows me to drop everything and make taking care of myself a priority.
Each morning, when I wake up, I think, "One more day. We made it one more day without any issues." Every day counts! Those days keep turning into weeks and I know that before too long, we will be in the clear and we can take a nice deep breath and relax!
In the meantime, I will keep listening to the good 'ol bod! I trust her. She's taken care of us thus far!