"Your second pregnancy won't be at all like the first one."
Damn it, they were right. Physically and emotionally, pregnancy has been different the second time around. I've been just as worried about the baby's health. Actually, since this pregnancy came after a miscarriage and at age 38, I've been a bit more paranoid and irrational.
This second pregnancy has flown by so far. This Thursday, I'll be seven months pregnant. I'm sure it's because I have a five year old daughter to look after. There are no time for naps whenever pregnant exhaustion sets in. During my first pregnancy, I slept very well until the last 2 months. I don't think I've had a good night sleep for the last seven months. If it's not the five year old getting up in the middle of the night due to a cold or because she hates us, it's my bladder calling twice in the night.
And then there are the multiple colds everyone in our household seems to pass on to each other. I think this poor boy will recognize my coughing before he recognizes my voice.
Come to think of it, both pregnancies have something in common maybe because they are 5 yeas apart. I'm as excited and as nervous to meet the new member of our family. I'm reliving a lot of things that I had totally forgotten. Maybe that is why I am just as terriefied of labor and delivery as I was the first time. Let's hope that experience is completely different than the first time in a good way. Ay Mama!
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