Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This pregnancy? It's not the greatest...

Soo, yeah.  This 2nd pregnancy?  Kind of sucks compared to the first.  (Sorry about the language).  I mean, obviously the first pregnancy is special because it's the first and all the ultrasounds and everything else are just amazing.  But with Jack, I feel like my symptoms were pretty mild.  I had nausea the first trimester but I got to sit in an office all day about 20 feet from a stocked kitchen while kind assistants brought me lunch every day.  Now I'm nauseous or headache-y quite often and Jack doesn't seem to care.  In fact, he insists that I still feed him and play with him and give him a bath and put him to bed.

The entire 9 months with Jack?  Never sick at all.  Not one iota.  Now on week 17 I'm already on my second sinus cold.  If you were wondering, it's really not that fun to have stuffed up sinuses and have to blow your nose every five minutes while it's 90 degrees outside and you're as big as a house.

My first pregnancy? My face and skin totally cleared up.  This lil' bugger?  Making me break out like I'm 14 years old.  Last time my hair got all full and nice...but not this time.

With Jack my fingers never swelled up and I could easily wear my wedding rings the entire 9 months.  This time?  I am shocked and saddened by the fact that my wedding ring is almost unwearable even before I'm halfway through this pregnancy.  Lame.

But I really shouldn't complain too much.  I know people that throw up for three months.  People whose feet and ankles swell so they can't wear their normal shoes.  Luckily I don't have anything quite as bad as that.  I just wish that it was a little bit easier.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say that you're not alone. And taking care of a toddler/little guy - though infinitely rewarding - is exhausting and stressful, even if you aren't pregnant! I hope the second trimester starts to cut you some slack. I'm not really sure what to expect from the third trimester, but at least the weather will be cooler, right?