I always wanted two kids. At first I had a little girl named Veronica. My daughter grew up a little and went to the garden. And I realized that another little man was growing in my tummy.
When will he be born?
I took my daughter to kindergarten, and went home myself, to enjoy my pregnancy. My daughter constantly asked how my brother was there, why he was growing so slowly and when would he appear. A child in 2.5 years still understands little. So I had to tell her every time about a brother in the tummy, and how he would be.
Well, Veronica had already planned how she would play with what, what she would wear. For her brother was a kind of toy, like a baby doll. But when he was born, she couldn’t come to her senses for a long time (like me, in principle). When he cried at night, she also did not sleep and for a long time could not get used to the fact that he wakes up every 2 hours.
The second pregnancy. What is she like?
But still about pregnancy. Waiting for the second child, disturbing thoughts are sometimes added to the joyful and exciting experiences. Something like And what if something goes wrong? or With the first pregnancy, I did not have this.
I wanted to know ahead of time how my second pregnancy will be going through, who I will have. I immediately wanted a boy, and the ultrasound confirmed that. My joy knew no bounds! I realized that it’s not for nothing that people say that gender matters. I mean, pregnancy with a girl and a boy has its differences. And the second pregnancy also differs from the first one.
Features of the second pregnancy
The second pregnancy has its own characteristics. Many believe that this is just a rumor, some myths. But do not forget that each of us has a unique organism. And this means that a physiological condition such as pregnancy, also proceeds differently. People, of course, share their experiences, and this does not mean that everyone has everything and must be the same.
1. The second pregnancy is easier.
I had it so. I was less bothered by toxicosis and heartburn. I noticed that there was also less puffiness. It was probably easier for the body to adapt to the second pregnancy, to all the changes taking place. Yes, and I was morally a little calmer, because I knew that I was waiting ahead. And on a subconscious level, I was calm. Although, nevertheless, the birth itself scared me (I know how all this happens), and it was much more painful.
2. Taste changes.
When I was in the first position, I was always drawn to the sour. Lemons, oranges, cucumbers – it was all mine. I remember even before I went to the supermarket and bought a jar of pickled cucumbers. Satisfied their tastes in full. So I ate them along the way.
But my son was different. I wanted something sweet, something hot. In November I really wanted strawberries. Friends sent. In the last trimester of pregnancy, I was bursting into fried meat with adzhika.
3. Second births start earlier.
It is believed that the second pregnancy lasts much less time than the first. I had it like this. I gave birth 2 weeks earlier than my due date. But, in fact, this is a wrong opinion. Since any pregnancy (whether it is first or subsequent) proceeds differently, and childbirth can begin earlier, on time or later.
4. The first shag.
I do not remember when I felt my very first movements. It seemed to me that it just boils in the stomach. But then I began to feel the pushes of my daughter. I was even hurt by the fact that I could not recognize them before!
But with my little son, I clearly understood that it was a stir. At this moment I was ironing the linen, making it in the closet. I still have a habit: when I stroke, turn on my music, it’s not so boring. So my little boy decided to dance at that moment and made himself felt. I felt a stirring 2 weeks earlier.
After the second birth, the uterus contracts longer. And if for the first time it was not so painful, then after the second birth, uterine contractions occur much more painfully. This is especially noticeable when breastfeeding. I wore a postpartum maintenance balm, but still it was unbearable.
Tell me, dear mommies, did you notice the difference between the first and second pregnancy? Do you have your own features between them? What can add this topic?