Post # 1
I’m asking just because I’m curious. I’ve never been pregnant and we’re not TTC for like 3 years. This question came up between me and my mom randomly. Basically, with me (daughter) she was nauseous ALL DAY for no reason specifically but especially at night, didn’t gain a lot of weight – but that may have been because it was her first pregnancy and I was a small baby ~6 lbs 7 oz, she didn’t show until like 6-7 months – and craved healthy foods like fruits and veggies. With my brother she only got nauseous from certain smells or textures (like toothpaste), gained more weight – second baby, he was ~8.5 lbs – and only craved junk food like Reese’s Peanut Buttercups.
I know every woman’s symptoms are different, so my question is: did your symptoms change when your babies were different genders? Or were they the same? Please feel free to share your experiences! I’ve got the baby rabies right now so I love hearing all about the nitty gritty of pregnancy from real women, not just statistics online.
Post # 3
FutureMrsJohnson_: We don’t have children yet but i’ve had this conversation with my mum too! I know lots of people have theories on this however going on what my mum experienced, I don’t think gender matters!
I was her first (girl) and she had a fair bit of morning sickness. Her second was my brother, she showed a lot and her belly got really big with him however he and I weighed around the same at birth (and she had zero morning sickness with him). Her third was my youngest brother, she had TERRIBLE morning sickness to the point where she couldn’t get out of bed for weeks (it cleared up later on) and she had the tiniest neat little belly even in the last weeks before he was born but again, he weighed essentially the same as me and our brother. She said she also carried me and my youngest brother quite high, and my middle brother sat lower.
Its interesting to hear all the different theories! But personally I’m prepared to expect anything, whether its a boy or a girl!
Post # 4
Miss_E_xx: Wow! That’s really interesting! Thanks for sharing! I wonder if my mom’s experience would’ve been different if she had had another baby. I’m not asking due to wanting a certain gender or anything, just curious. And my mom is the only one I’ve talked with this about.
Post # 5
FutureMrsJohnson_: I’m pregnant for a second time right now and its pretty much the same as my first. I had a daughter the first time and this one is a boy. Minimal sickness, carrying high, feeling good overall. So far I haven’t gained as much weight this time around but since I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom and eat 3 meals a day with my toddler I eat healthy bc I want her to eat healthy. There are plenty of after work donut runs on my husbands part though which we eat after bedtime. 😉
Post # 6
Ballet513: Awesome! It sounds like you’ve had two great pregnancies (conjecture of course, I’m sure it’s hard being pregnant and running after a toddler all day!). I eat soo badly at work too, fast food is the only thing that’s close Donuts actually sound really good right now lol.
Post # 7
my mom had different symptoms with each of us and we are all girls!
Post # 8
FutureMrsJohnson_: My mom had me and my brother she had no morning sickness with both of us. I only have 1 child a little boy and I had no morning sickness either
Post # 9
First pregnancy (a boy) and it was wonderful, barely had a complaint. Second pregnancy was a girl and it sucked LOL- morning sickness, back pain, etc. Of course some of the issues with the 2nd were me chasing after my son!
Post # 10
I don’t think pregnancy symptoms relate at all to sex of the baby. I know lots of people with same-sex children and they had many different symptoms with all pregnancies.
Not to mention, second(and subsequent) pregnancies you tend to get bigger earlier because of muscle memory. That’s been true for me this time.
With my pregnancy with my daughter, I had a pretty easy go of it with morning sickness, didn’t gain too much weight, my skin was bad, etc.
This pregnancy (I don’t know what I am having) my morning sickness has been awful and I still have it at 21 weeks. I was showing SUPER early, my skin has been pretty clear.
It’ll be interesting to see what I have but I am not going to assume boy because of my different symptoms. Every pregnancy is unique, even in the same woman! It’s bizarre!
Post # 11
I had a boy first. I was nauseated all the time and had a very difficult pregnancy, with severe swelling. I was induced at 37 weeks. With my daughter, I was never nauseaous and had an easy pregnancy and she was born at 39 weeks.