baby number 2

Kristen - posted on 03/05/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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hi i have a beautiful 9 month old daughter and just found out monday tht i am pregnant again with baby number two!! i am excited but overwhelmed at the same time...is it true tht you start showing sooner with number two? and how are the symptoms the second time around? also any general advice? thanks :)

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Gina - posted on 03/07/2011

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Of course, everyone is different. In my case, my children are almost four years apart, and I showed a little sooner the second time around. But, as far as symptoms, I was lucky both times (even though I had a boy first and girl second) - no morning sickness or heartburn or extreme fatigue, etc... I also gained about the same amount of weight. But, I was over 35 the second time around and had gestational diabetes. So, you never know!

Kyla - posted on 03/05/2011

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I have a nine month old daugther also and im 14 weeks preggos. Ive starting showing already around 12 weeks i popped and with the first one I didn't really start to show unitl i was about 17 weeks or so. So far both of my preagancy have been about the samem but you never know. I hear you on the overwhelmed feeling, my daugther was up the other night at 3 am and I was thinking what am i going to do if they both get up

Krista - posted on 03/05/2011

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Congratulations! I'm pregnant with my second and due a week from today! I definitely popped out quicker...I was noticeably pregnant at 2 months. I also felt the kicks way sooner - you just know what they feel like so you'll recognize them quicker. I think it's been an easier pregnancy this time around. My biggest complaint is my restless legs that drive me crazy from supper time until bed time, but I haven't had the horrible heartburn I had last time, or the pimples, or the out of control weight gain (first time was 45 pounds, this time 20). My worries now are how this labor and delivery will compare to last time!

Bonnie - posted on 03/05/2011

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Congratulations Kristen! Yes, I definately showed sooner with my second. With my first I barely started showing until 5 months or so and with my second by 2 months I was showing. I found a lot of my symptoms and morning sickness to be the same. That could also be because both my kids are the same gender maybe.

Kristen - posted on 03/05/2011

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thanks and congrats to you too!!!! :) i have already noticed i am exhausted and cant seem to get enough sleep or naps lol but as i work two jobs tht dnt happen very often...i already have a small baby pudge tht popped up out of nowhere and im only 7 weeks yikes lol...

Sharon - posted on 03/05/2011

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Yep I started showing heaps earlier with this baby (due in 6.5wks), symptoms started instantly (before we knew I was pregnant), kicks came early, Braxton Hicks, heartburn and all that stuff....came heaps earlier. I'm 33wks now and just slightly smaller than I was at 40wks with my first pregnancy, but have gained much less weight.
Rest when your daughter rests. I'm am exhausted all the time now (son is 16mths) and the basic things are getting harder cuz you can't put your feet up like the first time. Our son is a bundle of energy, as all boys are and can't sit still for a second. He's been walking since 9mths, running since 10mths and hasn't stopped since. I'm really noticing it now, especially as my tummy is the size of full term and gets in the way hehehe

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