What I Learned About Pregnancy ...

the second time around.

-Simple everyday tasks like laundry, dishes, and cleaning become impossible with a belly the size of a basketball. Accept help whenever you can.

-A pregnany belly the first time around is cute. The second time is inconvenient.

-You will feel guilty about ignoring the baby before she is even born.

-You still need the same amount of rest, if not more. The difference is you've got another child to take care of. It's not as easy to just lay down. Create opportunities to relax. Send your toddler on an errand with your husband or a sleepover at Grandma's house.

-This pregnancy will feel, taste, and smell completely different than the first.

-Listen to advice from other moms, but take it with a grain of salt.

-Doctor's appointments are less stressful, most of the time.

-Maternity clothes are just plain ugly, unless you're a celebrity who can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on designer duds.

-No one is going to take care of you this time around. You've got to be more vocal about what you need.


chelle said...

all so true! Especially that no one will take care of you unless you ask. My husband said to me the other day, how it seems that I am so much more self sufficient ... pfft! I am just better at faking it :P

Mama of 2 said...

All points made here are right on the money!

I couldn't agree more.

Meg said...

It's so refreshing to hear someone tell the truth about the second pregnancy. We're still deciding about whether or not to have another child and some of those things you wrote about are things I am taking into consideration.