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    Default Subsequent pregnancies, big differences?

    Just curious to hear other stories and opinions about how your subsequent pregnancies felt compared to your first or previous ones? Physically and emotionally?

    Perhaps I am just getting sentimental (DS's CS is only 3w away) but this pregnancy has been completely different from DD, who is 10mths old now. DD is our rainbow baby after two we had lost early (first and second trimester). DS decided to happen when DD was 10w old, which was awesome. Perhaps the sentimentality is coming from the idea that DS might be when we call our family complete (I'd love more but DH needs more convincing lol, wish me luck).

    DS has seemed like a breeze during pregnancy in comparison to DD, no oedema so far (my legs and feet were like sausages last time!), much less painful (only one side of my pelvis is sore this time lol). DD was large and breech, DS did his flip last week (oh bliss, less reflux and rib pain).

    Sounds odd to say.... I am looking forward to DS's birth, whereas with DD at her birth I was still haunted by the feeling that 'something would go wrong' and couldn't start to relax until I had a healthy and content DD in my arms.

    What have your experiences been like?

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    I had a great pregnancy with DD who is now almost 3yo. Only a bit of rib pain towards the end and she was breech until quite late, otherwise I was really lucky.

    This time I have had lots of ligament pain, the same rib pain, exhausted, poor sleep, pelvic pain... It's been much more difficult. Besides the discomfort, I also didn't feel this baby until quite late due to an anterior placenta and I worried a lot that something was wrong. This is also an IVF baby whereas DD was conceived naturally.

    Other than all that, it has been quite a similar pregnancy as far as morning sickness and the way I'm carrying.

    I think I'm less excited this time as I'm a lot more realistic about what having a baby is really like. I am excited, but it's just different this time.

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    Mine were quite different.

    First time round DS1 was an IVF baby and I had miscarried previously so I was extra paranoid. I felt really well through the pregnancy and didn't have any morning sickness. I did have some back pain further along but acupuncture worked wonders on it. I also had placenta praevia so had to have a c section. I did a lot of nesting in the weeks before he was born.

    Second time round DS2 was a surprise baby. I had morning sickness until about 13 weeks and struggled with this while looking after DS1 (who was 7 months old when I found out I was pregnant). I was exhausted through the whole pregnancy too and had recurrent cases of thrush. The nesting instinct never kicked in this time round either.

    I carried fairly similarly though. My bellies looked almost identical through both pregnancies.

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    My pregnancies have been completely different:

    1st: suffered from HG so vomited throughout numerous times a day, was trying to work full time, went through the public system (in UK), didn't suffer from tiredness or indigestion much. Carried bub low. Managed to have vaginal birth after lengthy induction.

    2nd: had bad MS to start with but got a lot better around 16-20 week mark. Was bone tired during 1st semester and had pretty bad indigestion throughout. Went with a private OB (in Australia). Carried bub really high (probably why I had such bad indigestion!). Got gestational diabetes and had an elective CS because of concerns of shoulder dystocia. Was a SAHM throughout.

    I enjoyed my second a lot more.

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    First pregnancy was harder (ms was worse, had pupps and GD) and I was far more anxious. Time dragggggggged. Second pregnancy was easier (no pupps or GD) and I was very relaxed. Time went super fast. So far the third pregnancy has been fairly similar to pregnancy number 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post

    I think I'm less excited this time as I'm a lot more realistic about what having a baby is really like. I am excited, but it's just different this time.
    I hear what you are saying - for me this meant not even bothering to unpack cutesy outfits, its all onesies singlets n bibs. Instead of buying ridiculous cute stuff I have stockpiled nappies and wipes lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    . The nesting instinct never kicked in this time round either.
    Lol, nesting time seems almost like a luxury when its not the first, I'd take nap time or a hot milo break this time round anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybambino View Post
    My pregnancies have been completely different:

    1st: suffered from HG so vomited throughout numerous times a day, was trying to work full time, went through the public system (in UK), didn't suffer from tiredness or indigestion much. Carried bub low. Managed to have vaginal birth after lengthy induction.

    2nd: had bad MS to start with but got a lot better around 16-20 week mark. Was bone tired during 1st semester and had pretty bad indigestion throughout. Went with a private OB (in Australia). Carried bub really high (probably why I had such bad indigestion!). Got gestational diabetes and had an elective CS because of concerns of shoulder dystocia. Was a SAHM throughout.

    I enjoyed my second a lot more.
    Wow, really different for you! Did 2nd time round feel better because of being a SAHM or some other factors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    First pregnancy was harder (ms was worse, had pupps and GD) and I was far more anxious. Time dragggggggged. Second pregnancy was easier (no pupps or GD) and I was very relaxed. Time went super fast. So far the third pregnancy has been fairly similar to pregnancy number 2.
    Yeah I agree - time has seemed to go a lot faster this time round for me too. How do you go with fatigue and chasing after two? I marvel at my mates who have two or more plus expecting another, even just physically bending to catch a crawler..... It near kills me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Que Sera View Post
    Yeah I agree - time has seemed to go a lot faster this time round for me too. How do you go with fatigue and chasing after two? I marvel at my mates who have two or more plus expecting another, even just physically bending to catch a crawler..... It near kills me lol
    its not been easy with the ms! At least the two of them entertain each other to an extent. And also the DVD player has been doing a fair bit of babysitting However I'm 12 weeks today so hoping ms buggers off soon. Otherwise I feel physically fine atm, not really tired at all.


 

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