(Closed) 2nd (or more) time mommas – chat

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just found this. So happy to play along πŸ™‚

Number of Children, Ages, Sexes: 1 son, 14 months old

Current Due Date: April 30

How Far Along?: 28+ weeks

Sex: Boy!

How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?:  Other than the fact that I am bigger and showed sooner, this prenancy is very similar to the first one.  I am a little more tired, but that’s probably because I am chasing around a 13 month old. I am loving the nesting phase, but overall I am not a fan of being pregnant.

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

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@Mrs. Spring  I saw on another thread you mentioned your instinct for the opposite sex based on how different this pregnancy is. I feel the same way – but mainly because I’ve been SICK FOR LONGER! I’m kinda thinking a girl will be just like me (PITA!) and that’s how this pregnancy is going. I was wondering if you were carrying differently.

My update:

Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes:  1 son, 19 months old

Current Due Date: July 22

How Far Along?: 21 weeks

Sex (if you know it): We’ll find out in July. But feeling girl right now. Surprisingly to me I will be SUPER happy either way. Happy for whatever we get, and a little bummed for whatever we don’t get if that  makes sense πŸ™‚

How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?: It’s just not as fun to me. I’m tired and busy with work and Roo and there’s just no time to think about being pregnant. I’m still struggling with some morning sickness/heartburn (general ickies) at 21 weeks – where it was gone by 17 weeks with Roo. I’ve gained WAY more weight – even though I’ve been working out consistently this entire pregnancy. I’m not quite ready to meet our lil one – but I’m defintely over being pregnant already! Kinda confirming this will be the last! At least until I forget about this part! Oh yeah and I had a kidney stone with this one! SUCKY SUCKY SUCKY! Do not recommend to anyone πŸ™‚

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Update time!

Number of Children, Ages, and Sexes:  1 daughter, 13.5 months

Current Due Date: Aug 8

How Far Along?: ~19 weeks (Is it sad that I’m totally not on top of this the 2nd time around?)

Sex (if you know it): BOY!  I was so surprised!  I was so convinced that this one was a girl, too.  We were Team Green the first time around and I think I’m glad we found out in advance this time.  It’s taking me awhile to wrap my head around it.

How Has This Pregnancy Differed from Previous Pregnancy/Pregnancies?: It took awhile for me to gain weight this time (exact opposite from everything I’d heard about subsequent pregnancies).  Overall, though, pretty similar. 

My question for you ladies today is what is on your shopping list for Baby #2?  I saw this has come up for some folks already.  Since my daughter is so young, all of her things are in good shape and we still have everything from her.  My list so far is sheets, mattress (have the crib), diapers, milk storage bags, double stroller.  I’m making a quilt and crib skirt (and maybe a mobile).  Anyone have suggestions on a double stroller?

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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@Mrs. Spring  Thanks for the reply!  So if you have a boy, what are your thoughts on circumcision?  I’m having the hardest time with this decision and am asking everyone!

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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@Mrs. Spring  I’m seriously going to need a pamphlet on how to care for boy parts.  πŸ™‚  That freaks me out a little.  Our girl doesn’t seem too girly or delicate so I don’t think I’ll be thrown on that end.  And everyone tells me that boys love their mamas.  Yeah, we’ll just have to wait and see.  I think it will be different, though.  My husband doesn’t want to circ even though he is.  I guess I’m slightly on the side of the fence that would have us do it.  It just seems like such a big decision that I want to be well-informed.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

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@candicemcc  It’s funny – I have a boy and think they are SOOOO EASY. I’m kinda dreading the drama that comes along with a girl (if this is a girl ?!?). Especially after spending the day at Disney World a couple weeks ago – there were SOOO many little ladies all dolled up in the ‘princess’ outfits for their visit to Disney – I started wondering if that was something I’m REALLY ready for!

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@candicemcc  As for circumcision – this is something we talked A LOT about before Roo was born. I was leaning towards NOT – my hubby was leaning towards YES. We read lots of research and also were able to get some hands on info from my brother. (My dad, brother, nephew are all uncircumcised) My mom’s reasoning to not circumcize my brother was simply beacuse my dad wasn’t. My brother’s reasoning was the ‘non-mutilization, god made you a certain way’ reasoning. It was good though to be able to get my brother’s opinion for ‘cleaning’ it and how he felt growing up etc. In the end I let my husband make the final decision as he is THE GUY. Roo is circumcised. I’m comfortable with the decision (no regrets) and glad is was made after lots of thought and not just ‘we did it because that’s what you do’.

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

A boy! Congrats!  Not cool about tearing.  I recently read that about the after pains.  And is it weird that a short labor kind of scares me?  Off to read your birth story!

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

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@Mrs. Spring  Yay!! i’ve been stalking the Spring boards waiting for an update! You were right about the babe coming early. So excited you guys have a little man!! He’s sooo cute!

How is Addie adjusting?

I’m not sure I love your ‘second birth’ feedback! Sometime I think I like to be oblivious πŸ™‚ Kidding!! Kinda.

Excited to hear how the transition is going!! I’m not sure how long we’ll have ‘Gramie’s’ help around seeing as my Bro and S-I-L are due 2 weeks later… and it’ll make 3 for them so they’ll probably need more help! I think I am going to leave Warren in daycare for a couple weeks though… at least for a couple days a week. It’ll give me more time to ‘rest’ when I can!

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Mrs. Spring  Congrats!!! Love your birth story πŸ™‚

Ah man, I’ve been looking forward to a shorter second labor!! I’m excited to read about the transition between going from 1 to 2. I keep trying to imagine every scenario! 

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