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Saturday, July 16, 2011

The difference between Baby #1 and Baby #2

I am at 14+ weeks now. And I almost lost track….

Well, I noticed there are some differences between me having Baby #1 and Baby #2…

Besides the pregnancy symptoms like:

1. My bump is much more obvious now at an earlier stage.

Many already guessed I was pregnant at 2 months! (Most of them were afraid to ask me cos they were wondering if I grown a tummy!)

Look at the difference in the Week 14 photos below…

Baby #1

Wk 14

Baby #2 (taken today)

Baby 2

I’ve heard that subsequent pregnancies tend to show up bigger and faster than the first. But I am really hoping that I don’t become SO big and clumsy during the last few weeks of my pregnancy! *Fingers crossed*!

2. I suffer slight morning sickness for my two pregnancies. However, for Julien, nausea and loss of appetite ceased at week 9.

For this one, I am STILL wondering when the nausea and loss of appetite will go away… :(

There were also differences in the way I treat both pregnancies…

1. For Julien, I tracked my pregnancy on my What To Expect app by the day. I got so excited that I sometimes read forward…  and backwards a few times.

For J Junior, I track my pregnancy every 1-1.5 weeks.

2. For Julien, I read books on pregnancy. Thress books at one time…

For J Junior, let’s say… It’s been internalized and memorized so I don’t need to read anymore? :p

3. For Julien, we visited MANY sales and went into a shopping frenzy….

For J Junior, he/she shall enjoy the hand-me-downs.

4. During my 1st pregnancy, I was VERY, ULTRA careful not to do anything vigorous especially during my 1st trimester…

But guess what I did when I was 1 month pregnant this time round?

ATV

Play ATV in Phuket!!!

Read more about my adventure here!

I had since promised myself to ‘repent’ and behave myself after my Phuket trip!

Honestly, I think I tend to be more relaxed this time round since I have already experienced pregnancy and childbirth so recently. I am trying not to come to a place of complacency though!

I also feel this pregnancy is not as easy for me as compared to my first and so I need to take better care of myself really!

To all the mums with more than one kids out there, do you all feel more relaxed with each additional pregancy(s) too?

3 comments:

Denise and Debbie said...

Congrats! I am one of those who noticed your bump but didn't ask. At least you know that there is no gossip in the office :) 2nd pregnancy tends to be bigger bcos "once stretched", it would never be the same again.... the phrase works for tummy too!

San said...

DEFINITELY. Hahaha...

Jerb said...

Thanks Dawn! :)

And thanks for the assurance San! ;p