So as you’re already aware I’m pregnant! I’m twenty one weeks, showing and not fitting into any of my clothes already! It’s a bit sad actually, I thought I’d have months before I wouldn’t be able to do up my pants but no we’re already here! ( I’ve always been a size 6-8 and now I’m a size 10! 😦 I wasn’t even that big in my last pregnancy) Anyway I’m actually here to talk about the differences I’ve experienced with my pregnancies thus far.
When I was pregnant with Milla I had morning sickness for about four or five months straight, no relief. And not just morning sickness all day sickness. I got so good at being able to time when I was going to be sick that I could hold on up three flights of stairs, tie my hair up and not miss the toilet bowl. (Impressive right!) This time around I was literally violently ill for two days in the very beginning, which is how we knew that I was up the duff! After those two horrendous days I felt slightly nauseous but was able to keep food down and able to go on with my daily functions. I was and just am exhausted all the time, could also be that I have a toddler!
First time around I didn’t show pretty much at all till the six month mark, I had a few pimples but nothing tell tale till over half way in. This time I started showing at about nine weeks, my boobs instantly grew and I had pimples EVERYWHERE! Not to mention my cravings are all over the place, first time all I wanted was sweet food and ate quite a lot of junk, now it’s savoury tastes. I’ve hardly eaten any junk food and been eating protein and veggies as if there going out of fashion.
Both pregnancies I can’t come at any form or red meat for weeks, can’t even deal with the smell. I basically have to psych myself into eating it, with the hope it doesn’t come back up at some point. Which it usually does within the hour. However this time after thirteen weeks I’m more than happy to have a steak for dinner even asking for it without throwing it up or psyching myself into actually putting it in my mouth! Woohooo
Everybody thought I was carrying a boy because all my symptoms were so different from the first time, and at my twelve week scan the sonographer was certain that we were carrying a male. Which my partner was ecstatic about! I wasn’t exactly ready to believe her when I was still so early into my pregnancy but we rolled with it anyway. My partner was so excited he started telling immediate friends and family, which was fine. I was just a tad resilient given how early we had been given the gender results. However it began to grow on me the idea that we were going to have a little boy and that Milla was going to have a brother. Even the pregnancy “carrying” myths started to become evident;
•Acne outbursts – Check
•Breast increase – Check
•Salty food cravings – Check
•Left sleeping position – Check
•No morning sickness – Check
•Chine zodiac calendar – Check
•Headaches – Check
I honestly believed I was having a boy, and this time around everything was different I just assumed I would have to be carrying the other gender!
In the back of my mind I knew it was still possible that I could potentially be carrying a girl it just wasn’t all that probable.
However at my last scan the eighteen to twenty week screening we found out that we were actually expecting a little girl and there most certainly were no boy bits. That was disappointing for my partner and confusing for everyone we’d already told! Alas there is going to be two little Fyfe princesses in our household!
I never thought for two seconds I would have to name two little girls, and we are really struggling to come up with a individual uncommon girls name that we don’t hate.
With Milla we knew instantaneously what her name was going to be and we believe it suits her incredibly well, this time though nothing we can think of, come up with, research seems right. So we’re just going to have to wait and test them all out I guess. Does anybody have a good girls name?
I’m quietly excited to have another little girl! And I can’t wait for Milla to meet and get to know her little sister, I always wanted a sister and never got one so it’s going to be exciting to see how they get along. However I am nervous that Milla may be a bit catty towards another little girl taking her limelight, but I guess we will find out in about four months time! (Ok that’s just too soon!)
Two little girls! I’m so excited to see my partner with his other little girl, I know how special his bond is with Milla so I’m sure with two it’s just going to intensify and be so magical and cute! And girls and their daddies is a match made in heaven!
Speaking of matches made in heaven, my midwife is my spirit animal! I have a distaste for taking vitamins or really pills in general, I personally find them unnecessary if you have a healthy balanced diet. Anyhow my midwife too finds them avoidable, claiming that we just wee out half the nutrients anyway! So recommended two kiwi fruit, two eggs daily and half a Berocca twice weekly, which should suffice the need to take pregnancy vitamins! Woohooo
Although I did find out I had a mild iron deficiency so I do have to take iron tablets, but that’s ok! (Also happened first pregnancy) Needless to say I’m thrilled that I got placed with a midwife that has suggested this, I feel so relived that I don’t have to lie to her constantly that “yes I’m taking my vitamins” when in actual fact I don’t even own any! It’s my personal choice not everyone’s and if you do want to take my midwifes advice seek the guidance of your doctor first.
I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for matching outfits!
Can you tell I’m excited! Hahah
Just have to think of a name!
Has anybody else had completely different pregnancy experiences however the same gender?