Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Second Pregnancy

I know it is still early, but first 15 weeks of this pregnancy has been a very different experience from my pregnancy with Phoebe.  And don't get me wrong- I am not complaining at all!  It really has not been bad at all- just different.  My pregnancy with Phoebe was almost so picture perfect that of course it couldnt' be repeated.

  • When I found out I was pregnant with Phoebe I was SO anxious and thought about the baby ALL THE TIME.  I was so worried something would go wrong.  So worried.  I thought about the possibility of horrible very frequently throughout the entire pregnancy.  I did multiple ultrasounds of myself at work and listened to the baby's heart rate at least once a week before I was feeling regular movements.  I immediately wanted to know what I could and couldn't eat and do.  
  • This pregnancy I have barely thought about it.  I really have not been anxious at all.  I have forgotten that I was pregnant many times and haven't followed those "dos and don'ts" very well at all.  I have not done one ultrasound on myself or listened to the baby's heart rate.

  • I started taking pre-natal vitamins when we were just thinking about maybe having a baby last time
  • I didn't even think about taking pre-natal vitamins until 2 or 3 weeks after I knew I was pregnant.  And even then I'm embarrassed to say I didn't think of it on my own.  Someone else was talking about me taking them (assuming that I was) and I thought "hmm, that would probably be a good idea"

  • I was not nauseous when I was pregnant with Phoebe.  (I could count on one hand the number of waves of nausea I had)  I did not have headaches with my first pregnancy.
  • Although my nausea was not near as bad as it could have been and it certainly didn't last the whole first trimester, I had about 3 weeks of feeling nauseous and it was not fun.  And the headaches- I get them all the time!

  • I had no food aversions at all
  • Coffee, yogurt, and nuts I couldn't eat for the longest time  (I still can't do yogurt, but thankfully coffee and nuts have made the good list again)

  • My abs held that baby pooch in so well the first time.  I wasn't showing for the longest time
  • I certainly started showing much earlier this time.  I was bigger at 14 weeks than I was at 17 weeks last time
(And yes I remembered what shirt I was wearing when I took my first belly shot last time at 17 weeks and I put on that same shirt again)

14 weeks

17 weeks
March 2011

1 comment:

  1. Glad this pregnancy is going so well and doesn't have you stressed out! You look really pretty! And your hair looks really thick!


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