I have DEFINITELY felt differently this pregnancy. I wonder if it's the difference between being pregnant with a boy and a girl or if all my pregnancies will be a little different. Here are my 1st time and 2nd time pregnancy comparisons:
The not so fun differences -
I was sicker longer this time, four months instead of two with Scarlet.
I was very pregnant all summer... in Vegas.
I got dehydrated all the time which threw me all out of whack.
He isn't a big mover so I get freaked out all the time that something is wrong.
The nice improvement differences -
No swollen ankles! I had some serious swelling the whole last 3 months of my first pregnancy
No dark line down my belly, I don't miss that.
It was much easier to find maternity capris and shorts than it was to find jeans for winter
This pregnancy went by so much faster. I forgot I was pregnant all the time.
Because he isn't a big mover, he hasn't been kicking the crap outta my ribs and other internal organs, that's been a really nice break.
The strangest thing for me is how much smaller he seems to be. I stayed pretty small with Scarlet with my long torso but right there at the end, my belly was definitely taking up a ton of space.
For comparisons sake, here is me at 37 weeks with Scarlet...
And here is me as of yesterday.
I don't know what I will do if this second kid of mine is average size!
And as it seems to be for all last month of pregnancy mothers, I am so ready to be done. Pregnancy definitely lost a little bit of its awe the second time around. But I am really excited to meet my little boy. I have this strange desire to have him look like me since Scarlet didn't get a lot of my characteristics. But then I remind myself how much I like looking at Jon and Scarlet, so adding another Jonny copy to the family wouldn't be that bad.
My friend, Mindy, threw me an adorable baby shower last week. I did a terrible job documenting the occasion but I did get a few of the decor.
Now the countdown is on!