Post # 1
I see there’s a few of us around the hive that are expecting our second/third/fourth babies, and I thought I’d start a chat thread for us to get to know each other! Let’s start by introducing ourselves:
Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes: DD#1 is 17 months old.
Current Due Date: April 1
How Far Along?: 19+ weeks
Sex (if you know it): Team Green
How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?: With Dirty Delete, I was sicker; I attribute feeling better this time to 1) just a different pregnancy altogether and 2) being a better advocate for myself in terms of care and medication. I also started showing with #2 way sooner, like 6 weeks! It’s crazy! I wasn’t this big with Dirty Delete until I was 30+ weeks along! Let’s see, I also felt this baby move a lot sooner, but I had an anterior placenta with Dirty Delete, so I felt her really late. And I’m getting more uncomfortable much earlier, this time, too. I’m already feeling kinda achey and having a hard time climbing stairs/bending over/etc…
Post # 3
Woohoo! I’ll play 🙂
Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes: DD#1 is 3 years old
Current Due Date: June 11th
How Far Along?: 8+ weeks
Sex (if you know it): Too early to tell yet
How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?: So far it’s definitely not as easy in some ways, in others it’s better. My first pregnancy I had clear glowing skin, my hair and nails were amazing, I slept really well and was hardly ever sick. Also I was working full time and had plenty of energy. But I also fixated on the pregnancy a lot and was terrified about childbirth.
This time I am more just sort of going along, life is as it always is but I’m pregnant. I’m focused on having a good pregnancy but not dwelling. I haven’t bought any baby books yet, not really considering the sex of the baby. This time I’m breaking out badly and my hair is greasy. YUCK. I am also nauseated all day and have no appetite. I have no energy and have actually lost a little weight too. I really hope my second trimester gives me that much anticipated energy boost. Also I’m already showing. With Dirty Delete I didn’t actually show until about 18 weeks.
Post # 4
@KatyElle: I heard from other moms that you show faster with your second, but I didn’t know it was THIS fast. :/ Right now, at 19 weeks, I look like I did when I was 30 weeks with my daughter. It’s crazy!
Post # 5
@Mrs. Spring: I tried to warn you about seconds. They just pop out there to say “hi” to everyone before the first trimester is even close to over.
Post # 6
@TheFutureMcBride: Dude, you were so right! I didn’t really show with Addie until about 20 weeks, so I thought I had time, but I was obviously pregnant with this one at like 6 weeks. I’ll have to send you some pics of our east coast vacation this summer. I was 7-10 weeks pregnant, and easily looked like I was in my second trimester.
Post # 7
I get to play to!
Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes: Two Dirty Delete 9 and 3
Current Due Date: July 16th
How Far Along?: 4 weeks
Sex (if you know it): Too early, but want to be team green.
How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?: I was suprised seeing the line even though we have been TTC. My boobs are sore, but that has really been it. With the other two I “knew” before I took the test. It sounds weird, but I always have baby dreams wake up and take a test and know it will be positive. I had a baby dream two nights ago, but I just didn’t feel pregnant.
Post # 8
@ieatunicorns: Wow, congrats! I also “knew” with my daughter, but I didn’t with this one. Weird…
Post # 9
I’ll join 🙂
Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes: 1 child, DS, 3 1/2
Current Due Date: March 4
How Far Along?: 23+ weeks
Sex (if you know it): Girl!
How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?:This pregnancy has been so different! I have been sick, my hair is not growing… except for in unwanted places…. my nails are brittle, and she is sitting really low!
Post # 10
@Rosie Girl: It sounds like you’re hitting all the “traditional” old wives’ tales about girls, lol. Except carrying low is supposed to be a boy, I think.
Have you told your son about the baby, yet? Does he seem excited?
Post # 11
@Mrs. Spring: & @KatyElle: oh my goodness! I hadn’t seen posts saying you two were pregnant!!! Congratulations!!!!!
Post # 13
@Mrs. Spring: I know! I wonder if she will move up as time goes on, but I am already about 6 months! DS is very excited! He went to our first appt with us and got to hear the baby’s heartbeat, to which he looked at the dr and told her that he loved her! And he went to the gender/anatomy US with us. He doesn’t understand why he can’t have the baby right now though, he doesnt want to wait!
How is everyone else’s kids doing with adjusting? i have noticed DS pretending to be a baby lately, and he started to have quite a few accidents with going to the bathroom. I didn’t know if it was just coincidence, or if becuase he knows another child is coming?
Post # 14
@Rosie Girl: I think it’s so cute that he said he loves her. 🙂 It’s definitely super common for kids to regress when a new baby is expected. My understanding is that you expect regression through the first few months of the new baby’s life, as the older child(ren) transitions. We’re kinda lucky in this respect because Addie is so little, she doesn’t really get it, yet, but I expect a big regression in her tantrums and possible potty taining when we bring home the new baby.
Post # 15
Just wanted to say that I hope to be joining this thread soon. We’re in month 2 of trying. Dirty Delete is (crazily) 9.5 months old. But after my disappointing BFN last month, I at least know that I’m on-board with trying. We were Team Green with the first one but I think I’ll want to know the second time around. And I’m all about a small gender reveal party.
Post # 16
@candicemcc: Woot! I hope you’ll be joing us, too! Lots of baby dust coming your way. 🙂