I think I will always refer to my first pregnancy as my “perfect” pregnancy, despite the medical issues we had while I was carrying him. I was never sick, not that tired, and honestly did almost everything I did before I was pregnant. However, with this second pregnancy I can say that I have not been so lucky. I think all my bragging about no sickness/problems with the first has caught up to me and I am now paying the price. I decided just to write a little blog about the complaints of my pregnancy, really as a way to vent somewhat about the discomforts of this pregnancy. Hope you enjoy in my pain 🙂
With the first, I was lucky enough not to be sick at all. However, with this one I experienced nausea almost right away. I never have actually gotten sick, but the queasy feeling is something that I still will get every so often and it’s annoying! I feel super bad for the women who are sick the entire pregnancy. I don’t know how they do it!
I am naturally an energetic person. If you can’t tell by my numerous projects I work on, I like to get things done! I remember the first trimester always being very low energy but with this one it has sneaked it’s way into the second. It also could be the fact that I am chasing around a toddler too!
I have never had heartburn, until now. It is terrible! I don’t know what causes it, but if at 25 weeks I am getting it I can’t imagine how bad it will be when I am 39 weeks! I heard that heartburn it means she will have lots of hair when she is born. If that is so, I will gladly take the heartburn! I have thin hair and would love for her to get my husband’s thick hair!
With my first child, Aiden, I gained 50 pounds while pregnant and I SWORE I would not do the same with this one! The weight was hard to lose and I spent many of sweaty workouts trying to lose it! With this one I have eaten a lot healthier, not had ice cream every night, and tried to focus on eating smaller portions. I workout about 5 times a weeks for 30 minutes, not to mention chasing a toddler around. So how have I been doing? Well, I am 24 weeks along and I have gained almost 30 pounds! Looks like I will probably put on another 50 pounds with this pregnancy too! Not what I wanted to happen, but I think some people just put on more weight than others while pregnant. The upside of this is that this child should most likely be a normal sized baby, unlike Aiden. It’s one thing to put on 50 pounds and have an 7+ pound baby, it’s another to put on 50 pounds and have a 4 pound baby like with Aiden.
I read somewhere years ago that your body can store up sleep. So I have been trying to get as much sleep as possible each day. I usually take a short 20-30 minute nap mid afternoon and go to bed at 10pm and wake up at 7am. However, in the last few days, my night sleep has been interrupted by this little girl kicking me awake….and continuing to kick for hours! I am not sure what she is doing in there, but I am not a fan of it. This is probably part of the reason that I am so tired throughout the day. I guess she is just preparing me for her arrival!
Those are my rants about this pregnancy. I guess they are probably pretty normal with most pregnant women’s complaints and I do have to say I feel much better since ranting a little about them! I have to look on the bright side though. We are having a girl, which is what we wanted! Of course the pregnancy is going to be different, they always are! In a few months when we get to see her little face I am sure all this moaning and groaning will be well worth it!