Monday, December 14, 2009


When I was pregnant with Tyler, I felt pretty great. Granted, I had morning sickness, and had some food cravings. I needed naps. But, I remember feeling comfortable until I was about a week overdue. I really enjoyed the whole pregnancy experience. My favorite part, both times, has been feeling the baby move - it's the one part of the experience that I know I'll miss.

This time, things have been a little...harder. Morning/all day sickness, heartburn, congestion, sleeping, and contractions (and some other things) have all been more ... difficult or intensified this time around. She feels low, and heavy and I feel like it's harder to get around. I did find out that she is head-down.

My sister-in-law, Carrie, has told me that she had a similar experience (with her first being easier than her second) but that her third pregnancy was not as difficult again. Another Mother of 3 told me the same thing. It has made me curious whether this is more common, or whether I have just found a few moms with similar experiences.

I don't mean to complain - I mean, don't get me wrong, I feel like I have been doing plenty of that lately - but that's not what I'm getting at. But, I wonder whether anyone else has had a similar, or very different experience with their comfort level and the order of their pregnancies. (By the way, we are definitely not having a third).
As Tyler would say, I'm just so curious.


Rach said...

Awwww, Mel! I hope you feel better in, you meet your lovely lil' girl in the near future. :^) Thinking of you...

Jen Bontrager said...

My pregnancies got harder each time. Number three took all I had to have a positive attitude in the last month. I felt like it took a bigger toll on me- maybe because I was 6 years older than I was with the first. I tell people now that if I just didn't have to be pregnant or go through labor/delivery again, I would have another. Hang in there . . . this too shall pass. :)

Anonymous said...

oh my... mine def. got harder each time... the third about did me in! i can't imagine another...thus, no more! :) (part of it could have been that i had my three very close together, so i was running after small children...) i miss the cuddly newborn stage though... guess it's time to sign up for nursery at church :)
take care melody, my thoughts are with you!-bets