3 Lessons I Learnt During My Second Pregnancy

August 30, 2017

3 Lessons I Learnt During My Second Pregnancy

By Child Blogger

Now that I am 7 months pregnant, I can definitely say there are things I didn’t expect walking into this pregnancy second time round. Here I share my lessons so far:

Lesson 1: Appreciate your first pregnancy. Any subsequent ones will never be that easy

I look back at my first pregnancy and regret ever complaining about being tired! During my first pregnancy I could sleep whenever I wanted to. I remember coming home from work exhausted and having a nap for an hour or two and then waking up to have dinner. I remember spending my weekends sleeping in and also taking a nap whenever I felt like it. Absolute bliss when I look back. Now. Well now it’s a totally different ballgame. I have a 3 year old that doesn’t understand Mummy is tired and exhausted. I have a 3 year old that still wants Mummy to get down on the floor to play with her and run around with. I don’t have the luxury to sleep after work because I have to get dinner ready for the family. Weekends is usually busy with kids birthdays, swimming and soccer. Don’t expect the downtime you enjoyed during your first pregnancy! 

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Lesson 2: Don’t be surprised by your big baby bump. It’s normal second time round

I was 4 months pregnant with my first when I told my boss I was pregnant. He was so shocked because he kept on saying “You don’t even look pregnant!” I was tiny. You could barely see anything. It just looked like me after having a huge meal. This time round, at 3 months I had a bump the same size as when I was 5 months along the first time round. From what I have been told, your body is more prepared second time round for pregnancy and therefore your bump pops out quicker and your boobs get bigger earlier on. Just get ready to wear those maternity clothes earlier on! Always a great excuse to go shopping.
 

Lesson 3: When you can - document your second pregnancy either through photos or a note

My first pregnancy felt like 9 long months. Not in a bad way. I did enjoy every month and loved documenting every aspect of my first pregnancy, I had the time to write down how I felt, how my body was changing and all the little irks that come with pregnancy. Now with a toddler in the picture, working and running a household, these 7 months have flown by and I know the next 2 months will end up feeling more like 2 weeks. You lose track of how many weeks you are because time just flies by you. Try and remind yourself to do something easy to track your pregnancy. During this pregnancy, I have been taking photos every 2 weeks. One of the comments I hear from other Mums is that they regret not documenting their pregnancy. Whether it’s a photo or jot down a note, at least you have something to look back on.
 
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Bio - Vanessa Almendrades (owner of Child Blogger) is a mother of a 3 year old girl and expecting her second (a boy!). Vanessa has been running her blog for over 4 years. Vanessa blogs part time and works part time as a Communications Specialist - working with major brands like Canon, Westpac and University of Sydney. Vanessa is also currently studying towards her Master of Arts in Marketing and Communications.





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