Thursday, December 20, 2012

This Pregnancy is Kicking My Ass

I would love to sit here and say that this pregnancy has been unicorns and glitter and pure bliss, but it hasn't.  Unfortunately.  Before I was pregnant with Isabella I thought pregnancy was some magical time where you blossom into this amazing woman who is full of wisdom and life (insert snide laughter here)

And for me that really just wasn't the case.  I had a really easy pregnancy with her.  No complications.  No issues.  Textbook.  It just wasn't what I had built it up in my mind to be.  And that's fine.  I had no baseline to compare it to.

So when I got pregnant again, I knew more of what to expect, but was determined to enjoy it and fully experience it since it would, more than likely, be my last.  I wound up miscarrying that second pregnancy, but was lucky enough to conceive again right after I was able to start trying again.  Even more resolved to enjoy this pregnancy after a loss.

However, guys, this pregnancy is kicking my ever loving ass.

I don't know if it's because when I was pregnant with Isabella I was 26 and now I'm 30.  Or if it's the fact that I'm pregnant and raising a 3 year old.  Maybe it's the fact that I've got so much other stuff going on, like moving or that every experience is just different.

Whatever it is, it's running me down.

Between the threatened miscarriage in the first trimester, sciatic pain so bad that I had to go to the ER, miss a day of work, and hobble around for 2 weeks it's been difficult.  Then there's the weird vein on my leg that was a parting gift from my third trimester with Isabella that has now taken on a life of it's own.  Plus the strange, flat, non-itchy dots on my stomach and arms, those are new.  My boobs have grown and my bump is huge and already uncomfortable and I'm only halfway done!

It's not all bad, I don't want to sound like a sour puss.  I love that I can feel the baby move.  I love that I've kept physically active.  I like that I'm noticeably pregnant and it's still cute and round.

Mrs. Petrillo is already a beast!

How have your pregnancies been different?


doseofreality said...

Oh my Gosh, I feel like in so many ways it harder to be pregnant the 2nd time...your age, the presence of another child, and on and on it goes. Hang in there and try to put your feet up this holiday season!

ShorT1882 said...

couldn't have said it better myself, M!! I have been saying the same thing you have; I'm half way through and I already feel like I am over cooked! Phew, hang in there!

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