Seriously. Does the agony never end? One of the things that no one ever likes to talk about, but is probably VERY common, is the nonstop constipation and resulting ahem, “flareups” (aka raging hemorrhoids) that accompany this rather nasty side effect of bloating up like a small hot air balloon.

I am in the final weeks here, so at least there is light at the end of the tunnel. But I do remember that after my first son was born (via cesarean) that it was terribly painful to use the toilet for the first few weeks. So… I suppose I can look forward to some relief right around… what, August?

I cannot wait to have this baby.