It just hit me this morning that I am so close to my due date with this pregnancy. I am 24 weeks today and just saw when I woke up that we have another 30 days of quarantine. I tried hard not to write anything about COVID-19 but since it is really affecting us I had to. I just have a feeling that it is going to go even farther than that because there are a lot of people who keep going out socializing and not taking things serious. We are literally starting from nothing with this baby, so we need all the necessities for her and with all this going on if it goes through May I am going to have to cancel my baby shower. I know I don’t need to stress anymore than normal but canceling the baby shower is really going to hit me. My husband and I are both out of work with four other kids, bills, and having to try to get baby things also if we have to cancel the shower.
Okay I could write more about how much this is crazy and so on but this post is not about that. Today I am writing about how this pregnancy is different than my first.
It really is crazy how fast these weeks have been flying right on by me. Even though I am only 24 weeks and I know there will be more differences but these are the main ones that have been going on so far. I do plan on writing a birth story for her as well, and it wont be four years later, haha.
–I was very nauseous my whole first trimester with this pregnancy and with my oldest I only got sick once and it was a few days before I found out I was pregnant. With this one I was constantly nauseous and no food sounded good to eat. I ended up losing weight because I couldn’t stand the thought of eating.
–I am extremely exhausted with this pregnancy. I have been trying to really push myself to get up and get things done so I don’t just waste away my days. At work with this pregnancy I get to snuggle babies so I get to be sort of lazy. With my oldest I had a ton of energy, I feel like a lot of it came from the caffeine I was still drinking. I have learned a ton from my first pregnancy and changed the caffeine intake with this one. I cut out my coffee this time around and its rare that I drink caffeine, so I know that has some to do with it but I am trying to do better this time around.
–No more me time/relaxing time because I have a four year to take care of this time around. My days are so full now than they were with my last pregnancy that I just find myself going to bed early to get that rest I need.
–Eating better this time around, with my oldest I kid you not I had a blizzard from dairy queen just about everyday. I had the mindset that oh well I’m pregnant I can eat what I want. With this time around I have grown and learned a lot that I am eating better than I did before. We are cooking our meals more rather than eating out everyday. I don’t eat ice cream everyday, haha. I now have to take baby aspirin this time around because I did end up with high blood pressure with my oldest so that is another thing I am trying to avoid.
–I am not gaining a ton of weight this pregnancy and at first I was nervous about it because with my oldest I got big fast that even my nose was fat. I keep asking my doctor if she is alright they say she is. I gained about 50 pounds with my first and right now I have only gained around 8-10 pounds and I am over half way there. I am happy I am not getting crazy huge and I am happy she is healthy in there and measuring 4 days ahead so far.
–I have actually bought maternity clothes this time around because I am going to be big in the middle of summer so I needed shorts and tank tops. With my oldest I was pregnant during the winter so I could just throw on a hoodie and sweats and I was fine. Since I haven’t gained much weight so far I actually looked alright in the clothes I have gotten so far so it was not as traumatic as I thought it was going to be.
–I always have a sidekick for appointments now and we both love it. I still go to the same doctor I went to when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest. They still have a lot of the same people working there and they always love when he comes in and makes him feel welcomed, and he always asks for stickers every time we leave, haha. He has always been apart of every ultrasound and appointment and loves the fact he can see his baby sis and hear her heartbeat.
This is the cutest and one of my favorite little girl blanket and security blanket. Pink elephants are the cutest!
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