Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Differences in Pregnancies

With this pregnancy, I am definitely seeing how true it is when people tell you that every pregnancy is different.

With the twins, before I found out I was pregnant, I just felt a calm come over me. I didn't have the urge to take an early pregnancy test, I didn't over analyze every little symptom of pregnancy, and when I did take a test, of course we were excited, but I feel like in the back of my mind I knew I was pregnant. 

With Mason, I didn't feel pregnant, and didn't have any real big symptoms. All the symptoms I did have, could be chalked up to other stuff, so it never occurred to me that I was pregnant. I was tired, but Merasia wasn't sleep well at that time and we had a lot of stress going on, so that was why I was tired. I was a little more hungry than normal, but I wasn't eating well at that time, or was just bored so I ate. 

Early on with the twins, the exhaustion was the worse thing I have ever experienced before. I would spend FULL days in bed, sleeping, and sleep that night just fine too. I never felt like I could get enough sleep. 

I had some exhaustion with Mason too, but not nearly as bad as with the twins.

I never got sick with either pregnancy. No morning sickness or anything. There was once or twice I felt sick with the twins, and felt like I wanted to throw up and would feel better if I did, but it never happened and it was literally once or twice and that was it.

I craved pizza, chips, and tacos.

This time around, I am exhausted, as usual. Still not as bad as the twins, but I find myself napping in the afternoons when the kids are down for their nap, or going to bed way earlier than normal for me. 

I don't feel sick yet, but it's still early for that to kick in! 

I have cravings. And this time, I'm craving a ton of sweet stuff! McDonald's hot fudge sundaes, those yummy little flavored tootsie rolls, and m&m's. Except tonight. Tonight I craved a calzone, which I did get and enjoy, but other than that, I want mostly sweet stuff which is much different than my other pregnancies.

It still hasn't sunk in yet that I am pregnant again! I have taken almost 10 pregnancy tests. Yep. 10. I have been taking one every morning just to see that line get a little darker each day. (I have OCD, clearly.) I have had blood work that came back with a positive result, and have more blood work tomorrow, to make sure the numbers are doubling and rising as they should. I can feel my uterus getting harder as the days go by. I feel pregnant, and the tests don't lie. So I'm not sure why I still can't believe it. Maybe it's because it's (most likely) our last? Maybe it's because we have never conceived on our first try of Clomid? I think it's more that I am just so over the moon excited and happy about it, that it makes it so hard to believe! When I see that first ultrasound though, I know it will seem even more real for me!

1 comment:

Stephanie Butler said...

One of the greatest gift from God to all women is getting pregnant and having a baby.