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.
I hear you on the insomnia. I’ve been trying Hypnobabies. Yeah, it’s a bit hokey. I don’t really care for all of the suggestions, so I just say ones I prefer instead. I’m 20 weeks pregnant and have a 2 year old toddler. I haven’t slept this well in 3 years. You can download a free relaxation track from their website and see what you think. There’s also a hypnosis and chrsitanity article that I found helpful.
OMG, that is so cool that you can compare already! I’m catching up on all my bloggings in one sitting and time has seriously flown by. Wowee, can’t wait to see more updates! 🙂
Your hair looks absolutely fantastic!