I’m sure you’ve heard the term “short timer’s syndrome” before. It’s typically used for someone who has put in their notice at work, and is just sitting around waiting for their last day to come.
They don’t feel like putting in much effort because they know they only have a short time left in that role. Hence the term “short timer’s syndrome.”
Today, I’ve decided there is another use for that term – the last month of pregnancy. I am just as anxious and frustrated right now as I was during the last month of pregnancy with Zoë. Which, if you compare the physical differences between the pregnancies, just shouldn’t add up.
Last time I was about 25-30 pounds heavier at this point, had severe edema and even worse heartburn. That’s not to say that I’m not uncomfortable this time. I still have the expected back pain, pelvic pain, heartburn, etc. But I’m not nearly as uncomfortable as I was last time.
So why am I just as agitated and ready for this pregnancy to be over? My answer is “short timer’s syndrome.” It’s my last month and I’m ready to stop being pregnant and have my little girl in my arms.
Did you experience “short timer’s syndrome” in the last month of your pregnancy? What did you do to help get you through it?