Friday, April 03, 2009

Differences so far...

Baby Plum, so far, is a good bit different from Little Elvis. At least in utero.

We tested a day early with Little Elvis, because I just didn't feel normal. I waited with Baby Plum, and even after I passed the test, I still didn't feel pregnant.

I didn't feel anything around week 5, and complained to Bob. Just as the old saying goes, I should have been careful about what I wished for.

With Little Elvis, I was exhausted from the moment we found out for sure until about week 12. (This totally makes sense now. Little Elvis is a runner. He doesn't like to stop.) And I only felt sick once or twice.

With Baby Plum, I had all day nausea and was tired until about week 10. I still have bouts of nausea, but they are much more rare. And the tiredness is nothing like the exhaustion I had with Little Elvis. I may have fussed back then, but I enjoyed the ability to go to sleep at the drop of a hat.

We found that ginger gum, ginger tea and ginger ale helped. I am so not a fan of ginger and am thrilled that I don't have to chew that super spicy gum anymore. The tea was worse.

Right now, I may be tired, but it takes me about an hour to finally fall asleep at night.

The good news is that I'm just about able to keep up with Little Elvis again, although when Bob's off, I'm much more likely to just sit and let Bob do all the horseplay.

The second trimester is just about to start, and last night the restless legs made a comeback. I guess that will be a similar experience with both pregnancies.


Blogger mpotter said...

here's hoping everything goes well throughout and is enjoyable.

glad you're feeling better these days.
i think bob can handle little elvis. you rest up! (take advantage while you can)

11:29 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. Am I behind or am I BEHIND!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAYEEEEEE. I'm so excited for you. Are you going to find out if it's a girl plum or boy plum???? My second pregnancy is way different from my first, too.


12:13 AM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

So happy for you guys!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

it is amazing how different each pregnancy can be!

Take care of yourself...and enjoy it!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

With my 1st pregnancy, I didn't even get a positive pregnancy test until I was 11 days late.

I was bloated & STARVING before that.

With our 2nd pregnancy, I could have slept for days if my bladder could have stood that. The sleepiness....oh my goodness.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Wow-the second trimester already! Definitely get all the rest you can. Running after a toddler all day while pregnant is comparable to running a marathon, I think.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to compare the two pregnancies. It's good you're starting to feel better and can keep up with Little Elvis better. That's one thing that has kept me waiting for number two, I don't think I could have kept up with Svara! She's starting to get better now, though, more independent...

12:01 PM  

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