Saturday, January 8, 2011

Second Time Around

Things are so different this time around being pregnant.  Aside from having a toddler to care for, everything is just completely different.  Friends assured me that according to old wives tales, this meant that I was surely having a girl. A few ways things are different this time around:
  • I am 31 wks along and I still get phantom pains in my breasts and have throughout the entire pregnancy.
  • I felt the baby move around 14-15 wks.  With Ricky, I didn't feel him until around 19 wks.
  • My BP started creeping up way earlier than last time around, around 28 wks this time vs 32 wks last time.
  • Hypoglycemia.  Not gestational diabetes, thank goodness, but I am super sensitive to too much or not enough sugar.  This has really put a dent in my late night ice cream snack.
  • A new OB, who I completely trust and adore.  Last time I made a late term OB switch at 36 wks, read about that here.  It has made my experience completely different and much more relaxed.
  • Lastly - I am on bed rest.  Have been since the beginning of this week.  If you're an FB friend, I am sure you are aware of this.  More on this topic in another post. 
So yes, completely and utterly different.  My OB assures me that this is completely normal.  I am only sharing this because if you think you've got pregnancy figured out, maybe you do and then again, maybe you don't.  I know I sure as heck didn't.

Another thing that is different.  First time around, I couldn't put down the baby books.  I had the nursery all ready to go (mostly.)  This time, I don't think I have picked up What To Expect in over a month and I really would prefer to not discuss the state of the room that will be the nursery.  I have about 6-8 wks left, depending on how bedrest goes, and I have a huge list of things to be done.  It's kinda overwhelming, but at the same time, what do I really need - a bassinet, some onesies, some blankets and some diapers.  It'll be alright.

Easy enough, right?

1 comment:

BigP's Heather said...

Sure. This is old hat. You're a pro.

No worries. Keep that blood pressure down!