Pregnancy – Dropping Things
No one really talks about how you will be dropping stuff when you’re pregnant. It’s often + it’s really annoying.
I’m going to start a series of pregnancy related mini posts. Friends + family have been wondering why I haven’t been writing more about my pregnancy, so here goes! Partners, keep reading because maybe it’ll help you understand what the heck is going on when your lady seems to have checked out + lost her mind.
In your first trimester when your hormones start going haywire, you will not be able to grip anything if your life depended on it. It will be as if anything you touch is covered in a coat of slippery vaseline. Just like – BAM – one minute you’re holding something, the next it drops out of your claws. Like this. DROP.
And you’re standing there blankly like that kangaroo going, “DUUUUhhhhh. What?”.
There’s actually an explanation for this. The placenta releases a hormone known as “relaxin” during pregnancy which relaxes your muscles and ligaments, and loosens your joints. Getting you ready for that baby to stretch the heck out your uterus. And also giving you flexible joints and more curvature in the back to prepare for popping that sucker out.
Plus, you’re always exhausted from growing a human being, so that doesn’t help with your coordination either.
Going into the third trimester, my coordination has sort of come back. But now that I’ve got a beach ball attached to my body, dropping things becomes a whole different issue. Because of your massive girth, dropping something is sort of like this:
No joke. It’s as if that item on the floor might as well be miles away from my grasp.
Then I bend down, joints in pain, huffing + puffing. Don’t get me started on the struggle of trying to stand back up! Your center of gravity is so crazy with your belly!!!
So there you have it. Dropping things.