I wanted to know, would it be different? If so, what would be different about it?
I'm sure the experience varies for all expecting mothers, but I have to say there is a significantly large difference for me between my pregnancy with MD and now with baby #2.
Some differences are physical whie others are emotional.
Here's a short list of the differences I've noticed already in my 14 1/2 weeks along...
Oh. My. Lord. I completely took for granted the fact that I was not sick with MD in the first trimester. I know now what it's like to have a "normal" 1st trimester experience, and I can fully empathize with all of you mommies out there who went through hell in a handbag to get to 12 weeks. I honestly came very close to punching out coworkers whose lunch odors would linger over into my cubicle. When Steven would ask me, what's for dinner? I seriously considered locking myself in the bedroom and hiding. I completely avoided all foods (except the few I could stomach) from about week 6-10. I made myself car sick just driving to and from work. It was not fun.
This pregnancy I also lost weight during my 1st trimester (due to the severe food aversions) which was something that had never happened with MD.
I remember being pregnant with MD and thinking I looked pregnant, when I 100% didn't (in hindsight). This time around, there's no denying. This baby jumped out of my stomach so fast I actually told my boss sooner than I was planning that I was pregnant because my belly had become so obvious already by 13.5 weeks. Maternity clothes are already here to stay, where with MD I did not even begin wearing them until late into my 2nd trimester.
Here I am at 21 weeks pregnant with MD...
Also, I feel guilty because I honestly do not feel the same prolonged excitement with this baby yet that I felt with MD. I attribute it to the fact that I have a 2 year old running around my house, so I have little to no time to concentrate of the fact that I am in fact pregnant with another baby. It's not that I'm NOT excited, it's just that when I was pregnant with MD I spent my every waking moment (honestly) thinking about him, planning for him, looking up nursery ideas, names, clothes, etc. With this baby I keep telling myself that when he or she arrives, I will figure everything out. For now, I have to concentrate on the child who needs me to read him a book, or cook him dinner, or snuggle with and wach Cars. I feel bad that I'm not as emotionally invested yet, but I think it must be a fairly normal reaction to the second baby. I know that they when they are here I will give both MD and the new baby equally undivided attention (to the best of my ability), it's just that right now it's not practical for me to take time away from MD to look up impractical nursery ideas for a baby who is not even here yet.
**NEW PREGNANCY PRODUCTS!**
I have never held back my love for them and their awesomely organic products, so let me share with a few items that I'm trying this time around:
I've started ordering both The Honest Co's prenatal vitamin AND the DHA/Omega for prenatal development.
It runs $39.95 per month, and you can choose which vitamins/supplements you want each month so you can switch it up even after your pregnancy.
There's no monthly requirement or membership fee for Honest Co, and you can order as many or few months as you'd like (so you can order once and never order again, and that's cool with them...but sad for you).
ORGANIC BELLY BALM
I decided to order this organic belly balm through my Essentials Honest Co bundle that I get every month.
*Reminder: The Essentials bundle is the one where you can choose any 5 items from that category(cleaning products, baby shampoo/lotion/soap, grown-up woman shampoo/lotion/soap) for $35.95 (free shipping). *
I was really excited that they let this product be a part of their Essentials bundle because that is the bundle I've always found to be the one most worth the money you spend. I can get a month's worth of laundry detergent, multi-surface cleaner, floor cleaner, eczema cream, etc for only $35.95 a month....and it's all organic.
Anyways..enough plugging Honest Co.
Let me tell you how amazing this product DOESN'T smell.
I mean, it's not that it smells badly.
It doesn't smell at all.
It's a pregnant woman's DREAAAAAMMM!!!
It's also super thick but a little bit definitely goes a long way.
Some other new items they have that I order, but haven't used yet (however, I intend to at some point) include:
ORGANIC NIPPLE BALM
For those lovely breastfeeding days...
An organic version of Vicks VapoRub?! Yes please!
THE HONEST COMPANY
The Honest Company does not pay me to promote their products on this blog, and I wouldn't ever ask them to, because I only promote them because I love them.
I'd never lie to y'all to get a check in the mail.
BUT, if you click on the link about to get to The Honest Co website, and you decide to start ordering with them, I will get credit towards my future purchases with them (which is nice).