Is this anyone's 2nd+ baby?

Tiani - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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This is my second baby and I am now 29 weeks due Dec 5th. Does anyone feel like they are getting bigger this time than last time.

Also, anyone who breastfed first time, are you worried about it this time (like the painful 2 week period in the beginning)?

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Candisse - posted on 10/08/2009

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yep this my second bubba due on the 6th of dec...with the breastfeeding when i hd my first i had milk two months before i gave birth but wen i had my first my boobs went massive overflow that they dripped so bad the nurses kept pointing it out so i had a hot shower and would deflate them in there the hot water helped and by doing this i had no sore boobs so it was great...

Erica - posted on 10/06/2009

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This is my second baby and I am due December 10th. I really felt bigger, faster. Wearing maternity clothes at the beginning of second trimester! But now I feel like I'm about the same size as with the first child. I think your body is just already stretched out and our muscles relax right away.
And yes, I am really worried about the pain of nursing again. I have been told that the second time is way more painful. But I think that the benefits of breastmilk outweigh the pain. Plus, if we can give birth I think we can handle the pain of milk coming in and the let down, right?

Cassandra - posted on 10/05/2009

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Yes, LOL. My husband usually goes to bed after me, because he is on the computer, or TV all night. Suites me just fine. he snores. LOL But I still havent fallen asleep by the time he gets upstairs and it's even harder for me to sleep. SUX!!

Kimberly - posted on 10/05/2009

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Oh, and daytime naps are absolutely blissful, when you can catch one. :D It's funny how that hour or so in the day can really perk you up.

Kimberly - posted on 10/05/2009

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I tried one of those pregnancy pillow things, but it did not work for me. Now I just use a "king" size (it's longer than a regular pillow) pillow between my knees while I sleep on my side and it's long enough to tuck a little under my belly, too, which makes me comfortable enough to sleep for an hour or two at a time...but I still wake up to roll over, which takes a little work these days! :) But most nights I can go to bed around 10pm and sleep until 7am, which is really good, even though I've been waking up so often...maybe this will work for you? I have also started trying to cut out computering and tv-ing for an hour or so before bed and just reading books or magazines to sorta get sleepy. Hubby doesn't always go with this plan, though, if he wants to watch baseball highlights on ESPN. :)

Cassandra - posted on 10/05/2009

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Did you find that there was anything you could do to fall asleep? I just took a nap, and it was awesome!! LOL> It was only for an hour, but I feel so rested. If only I could sleep like that at night time!

Kimberly - posted on 10/05/2009

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Yes! I'm having such a hard time sleeping. I sleep, but wake up about every hour and at that frequency it's not always to use the bathroom. Sometimes I'm having INCREDIBLE heartburn and acid reflux, sometimes I need to roll to my other side and sometimes I just don't know what it is. I had this problem last time, too...

Cassandra - posted on 10/05/2009

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Anyone else having an extremely hard time sleeping??? I haven't slept in 3 nights... I exercise regularly, don't eat right before bed, etc. I just can't find relief. Any tips??

Kylie - posted on 10/04/2009

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This is my second and im due the 10th of dec... I already have my braxton hicks and havent put more than 5kilos on.. i lost weight :D. Bubbys head is already well engaged and his feet are digging into my ribs making night times a nightmare. I also have a 3yr old who thinks i have a train in my tummy when the doctor listens to the babys heartbeat. very cute

Kimberly - posted on 10/04/2009

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I agree with Star who said she's sure she was showing when the stick showed positive! :) I feel enormous this pregnancy, even though my ultrasound shows the baby in a smaller percentile than my 1st, and I've gained the exact same amount of weight so far. I think I'm just sticking out farther forward or something. I'm still nursing my 17 month old, and am thinking I may end up tandem feeding since he doesn't seem ready to wean, so I'm not worried about breastfeeding... It's so funny, when I was pregnant with my #1, I wasn't even sure if I'd be able to breastfeed because of a 20 year old breast reduction, and now here I'll be feeding TWO maybe! :) One very odd thing that seems to be happening is that since my milk has now changed to colostrum for the new baby, my 17 month old is starting to have very newborn-like poohs. Weird.

Cassandra - posted on 10/02/2009

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One thing I am looking forward to regarding the breastfeeding, is that you burn 500 calories a day doing it!! I hope I can do it this time.. :-) Formula is ExPenSive!! haha

Kerin - posted on 10/01/2009

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I am on baby #3 and I KNOW that I am bigger. I am already larger than I was when I had my first and getting close to the size I was when I had my second. However, I've only had a 8 pound gain and the normal is 20. I'm a very petite person. I've read that since your uterus and skin has once been stretched that you just stick out more. I am also worried about breastfeeding. I did not do that well my first two times. I'm hoping to go pro at it this time!

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2009

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Hi Tiana! This is my 2nd child. My first child, Trinity, is going to be 1 on November 15th 2009. I have already been asked several times if I am having twins, so I guess I'm getting huge. To answer your question, I breastfed the first time, and it wasn't painful for me. However, this 2nd pregnancy is quite a different experience than the first one, so we'll so how it goes :)

Kelly - posted on 10/01/2009

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Hi Tiani,
This is my 2nd, my son will be 23 months when my little girl is born. I'm due Dec 2nd and I definitely am bigger this time around. I only gained 17lbs last time and I'm up from that, that's for sure. I'm carrying higher this time too so I have more backaches then before.
I breastfed for 12 months last time and was very lucky the DS was a good latcher right from the beginning. I'm worried because they say every baby is different and that just because you breastfed one baby doesn't mean you'll be able to do it with the second. That makes me nervous. I liked the break in expense (not buying formula) and the poop smells a lot better when they're breastfed too, which is a bonus!! lol

Katie - posted on 09/30/2009

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I'm preggo with my second due Dec. 7th and i've gained 55lbs already. I had a girl 7 years ago today and i gained 50 all together, alot was swelling. I'm having a boy this time and it seems i just can't stop gaining. I eat pretty good and walk and stretch alot. i've just started having a little swelling in ankles but it's still minor. I had a lot of trouble breast feeding the first time but plan on giving it another try.

Marie - posted on 09/28/2009

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hiya this is my third pregnancy and i defo feel bigger and defo a wee more uncomftable this time i bottle fed my two bootiful gals and im going to try and breastfeed this time ive been reading up and watching vids on how to make the baby latch on properly, but im still really scared!

Cassandra - posted on 09/28/2009

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Quoting Tiani:

wow how did you not gain as much weight this time...this might seem like a silly question but i feel like i am unable to control how much weight i am gaining I'm 30 weeks and have gained about 19 pounds which isn't that much, but i've still got 10 more weeks to go where they say you gain the most...does anyone feel sick when they don't eat like every 2-3 hours?? so frustrating! i am trying to keep it healthy like fruits, wholegrains, and dairy for calcium, but i do have the occasional bag of skittles and i'm really into baking (especially cookies) so that's not good...


I think the reason I havent gained as much this time is because now I know that I overdid it the first time. Everyone was telling me, you have to eat even if your NOT hungry... Youre eating for two, etc. I packed on the pounds even in the first trimester. When the baby is tiny, and doesnt need all that nurishment.



This time around, I was extremely nauseous up until like 18 weeks. It was to the point that my doctor prescribed Zofram. Right after I filled the prescription, I didnt need it. My nausea went away on its own. ( I didnt like the idea of taking prescription medicine while pregnant anyway. ) All of a sudden, it felt like I hadnt eaten in months!! I was able to keep food down for once.



Another factor I think, is that I am craving different foods this time around. Or tolerating different foods I should say... HaHa...



With my daughter, I wanted Steak Potatoes, Croissants... A lot of starchy things.



This time, it's like PorkChops, Sushi, (the cooked kind) and Vegetables. So that might have something to do with it.



As for the Every 2 hour thing... YES!!!! I feel dizzy, lightheaded, even on the verge of a headache if I dont eat something every couple hours. My stomach hurts, and it feels like the baby kicks more... like "feed me!!" haha



Dont feel bad about the skittles. haha, you deserve a treat here and there. Cookies sound really good right about now... haha!! Congrats on the baby, and Good Luck!! :-)

Nikki - posted on 09/28/2009

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hey this will be my second, my boy is 17 months old and im due dec 6th. I accually think my belly is slightly smaller this time, but its a dif dad so that might have somthing to do with it. I breastfed the first time with my boy and had alot of problems, im accually pretty confident this time coz ive been threw the worse, my main concern is my boy getting jelious when im feeding the baby but just have to learn how to cope when the baby comes.

Amy - posted on 09/28/2009

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Thanks, i hope this time around will last longer; I felt cheated last time lol. (I have such large breasts my entire life, and felt like well what's the use for them rotflmao!!!!) Good luck to you too! I wish I was hungry every 2-3 hours; with Hyperemesis unfortunately you literally are throwing up around the clock; and in my case it is soo bad it is usually up until the delivery etc. It s a very debilitating illness, and can be life threatening! ;(

Tiani - posted on 09/28/2009

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good luck with breastfeeding this time around Amy!! I had a similar problem with feeling like my milk production dramatically decreased around 2 1/2 mos, but luckily my daughter didn't lose weight and i was just told sometimes at that point your milk 'settles' and you lose that feeling of being engorged all of the time. at least this time you know what your body might do so you can prepare like you said, gl x

Tiani - posted on 09/28/2009

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wow how did you not gain as much weight this time...this might seem like a silly question but i feel like i am unable to control how much weight i am gaining I'm 30 weeks and have gained about 19 pounds which isn't that much, but i've still got 10 more weeks to go where they say you gain the most...does anyone feel sick when they don't eat like every 2-3 hours?? so frustrating! i am trying to keep it healthy like fruits, wholegrains, and dairy for calcium, but i do have the occasional bag of skittles and i'm really into baking (especially cookies) so that's not good...

Amy - posted on 09/27/2009

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This will be my second child as well. It is quite normal to get bigger the second time around, due to the fact that the muscles are already familiarized with stretching etc. for the first pregnancy. In fact I don't know anyone who was not bigger the second tie around; you also usually tend to start showing a little earlier than you had the first time. As far as the breast feeding, i am not concerned with the pain, but I am concerned about my milk production. I had some trouble the first time and after 3 1/2 months my body stopped producing milk. My daughter began to lose weight etc. I had no idea because she would come off the breast with milk on her mouth etc. I saw a Le Leche counselor who continuously weighed her after each feeding who finally determined my milk production was extremely low. After weeks of pumping, breast feeding, and supplementing, I was told to formula feed that my production had stopped. THIS TIME I AM RENTING A HOSPITAL GRADE PUMP to work with form the beginning. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Cassandra - posted on 09/27/2009

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Hi Ladies :-) I am pregnant with my third child. I am a mommy of two girls ages 8 and 5. I am expecting my first son on Dec. 25. I too am going to try the Breastfeeding thing again, hopefully with better luck this time. It was hard for me to get my first to latch on... so I ended up pumping most of the time until my milk stopped coming in. My second, I was working full time, and didnt have the opportunity. This time I wont have to return to work right away, so I will take full chance to breastfeed this time. I cant wait to meet my son!!! I gained 50 pounds with my first pregnancy, and only 15 this time around. Doing things much smarter this time. It was hard to lose the weight, but I did it. It will be that much easier to lose it this time.

Kiera - posted on 09/25/2009

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I am due Dec 6th with my second buba and I definately feel bigger in the belly this time. First I had a girl and I put weight on all over with her whereas this time, I have put a bit of weight on but mainly out in front. I am definatley not looking forward to my milk coming in and any other of the joys like leaking boobs and mastitis however it was the best post baby weight lost :) I know this time I will have the cabbage leaves in the freezer waiting for me for when I come home with bubs :)

Tiani - posted on 09/24/2009

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Yeah sounds like we are in the same boat then. I feel like this baby is so big and I can feel him moving ALLL the time! I don't think he can get comfy, which in turn makes me not able to get comfy either lol

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This is my 2nd, due December 25th. I do feel like this baby is bigger. I have gained less weight, except I am at the same weight because I started bigger this time. I just feel like the baby is already really long and big. I can feel him from my ribs to my pubic bone. I guess he just likes to stretch out? I did breastfeed my first, and plan on trying again. I had a lot of pain for a LONG time with my first son and I am not looking forward to that. I am hoping this time it is better.

Tiani - posted on 09/24/2009

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To Star: Yeah that is what I am hoping as far as breastfeeding pain 2nd time round. I feel confident in breastfeeding, I am really hoping that if I do it right, then I won't get that pain at week 2 again :P

To Amanda: I feel like this pregnancy is really different too! Although I feel like I am getting bigger in my belly faster than last time. I am scared for the end!!

Good Luck to you both!! :)

Star - posted on 09/24/2009

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This is my second babe, due around 12/8. I think I'm gaining less in odd places because I have been more conscientious of empty carbs and calories, but still gaining out front. I am constantly being accused of carrying twins or being due "any day now" and I've only gained 17 lbs. Anywho, I am pretty sure that nursing this go round will be incredibly easier as most of the pain associated with nursing the first go round was just not doing it right. Now that I've got a handle on the whole latch and not being afraid to interrupt the baby while nursing to get a proper latch I think it should go easier for us. You'll be fine. Just spend time with the lactation consultant at the hospital initially or find one in your area (la leche league; parenting resources can usually be found at your nearest children's hospital), practice, and if it hurts get some professional help. It doesn't have to be painful. Look for resources before December that way you know where they are already if you need them. best, *

User - posted on 09/24/2009

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This is also my second Child, I am due Dec 1st and have a five in a half year old princess. I feel I am gaining about the same, it just all seems so different!! I bottle feed my first and really would like to give breast feeding a try this time, but I am extremely nervous and dont know what to expect!

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