Thursday, January 6, 2011

The difference of a new pregnancy

Can I just say that I thought I had a handle of what being pregnant entailed after, you know, experiencing it once before. As I watched the plus sign appear there was no panic of what! there is a baby in there and there is only one way out! There was no how am I going to feel? Is Craig going to run away from home for watching me simultaneously loose my grasp on reality and gain a few pounds? Instead I smiled to myself, remembered the wonder of a new baby smells and cuddles and thought to myself I got this.

And then I got sick. It started slow, a little sick to my stomach one morning and within a week, well, I wanted to die. If I started throwing up I could not stop until there was a total system evacuation. If I manage to stop myself from throwing up I could barely muster up the strength to get off the couch.  With EJ I was fine, never once got sick. Let's all remember who missed the first trimester completely. Yeah, I felt that good. This time around I would have never missed anything. I have honesty had moments where I would give anything to loose my sense of smell. I can smell out ANYTHING, anything I tell you. And that is not a great gift with a toddler in diapers, two dogs and husband who isn't bothered by dirty dishes.

With EJ all I did was sleep. I would be asleep by 7pm and sleep until 7 or 8am the next day. A few slight wakeful moments but nothing major. This time I am part bat. I am so nauseated at night that my prescription medicine often does not even work. I lay there on a heating pad because my slight bump is already causing lower back pain and my hips feel like they are being cranked open. I can't get comfortable and am not even that tired. 

So fellow Mommas don't think you got this when the time comes for number 2 or 3 or 4. Because if I have learned anything every single pregnancy is very different and there is nothing standard about growing a human.

3 comments:

~*Jess*~ said...

It is SO different this time around. You have to be on top of stuff. There is no sleep whenever you want. And the sick? Yeah hit me like a ton of bricks and I'm still dealing with one thing or another...

But we will grow healthy & cute babies!

Sarah Turner said...

Have fun being sick! I am at 18 1/2 wks and still throwing up.
I have had many many days where all I did was lay on the floor.
Every pregnancy is different, but I have been sick with everyone...it is just the length of time the sickness last that is different.
This one I have been totally exhausted too, but it could also be from the other little ones I am chasing around.
I just keep telling myself that this will end someday....atleast the day I deliver ;)

Diana @Hormonal Imbalances said...

At first as I read this (and CONGRATS btw!!) I was like, "Yay for babies! I miss being pregnant!"

And then?

NO. I remember the puking. I did it for 9 months every.single.day.

And I am very sorry. I'm sending you strong stomach vibes.