I feel bad that I haven’t been writing about BebeDeux and this pregnancy as much as I did with Claire. But with the two babies so close in age, I haven’t forgotten much about my pregnancy with Claire, and aside from a few minor differences, this pregnancy is very similar.
I do not consider this pregnancy any less special than the one with Claire; I just feel redundant writing the same thing over again.
That being said, I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ALMOST HALFWAY THROUGH. Holy crap. Where did the time go? Here are the few differences that I have noticed:
- No round ligament pains with this pregnancy! If you can remember, my round ligament pains with Claire were more painful than labor pains. Not surprisingly, this is one welcome change.
- A bit more nausea. Luckily, my morning sickness is literal morning sickness — I am almost always only nauseous in the morning and regularly puke while brushing my teeth. (And a few times while walking Comang, when his poop was extra nasty/smelly and I couldn’t help but hurl. Sorry, neighbors whose sidewalks I have thrown up on.)
- No acne. Yay!
- Pregnancy migraines. My OB has written me a prescription for Fioricet (a combination of butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine) and it has helped somewhat.
- Worse insomnia than I had with Claire. And sleeplessness is a major trigger for migraines. And migraines definitely don’t help with the insomnia. It’s a vicious cycle.
And, as reported by most women, your tummy certainly gets bigger a lot faster with subsequent pregnancies. Here are my 19 week belly shots — the one on the left is from a year ago when I was pregnant with Claire, and the one on the right was taken today.
I plan on continuing to take weekly belly shots, but I will not post them regularly. Rather, I will share them in bunches as major pregnancy milestones occur.
Oh, one last thing. J was able to start feeling BebeDeux’s movements from the outside earlier this week, at 18 weeks. He was not able to feel Claire until 21 weeks.