Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Comparing pregnancies

The other day, M asked me how this pregnancy compares to my pregnancy with A.

First of all, I'm better at taking these belly pictures. And my hair is longer.

Right now, I'm fighting a cold, and I even decided to take a sick day today. It's my first sick day, other than for my doctor's appointment a few weeks ago. With A, I caught everything that came through my school, and even had bronchitis in January. This really surprises me, since I know have a child in daycare and so am exposed to far more ickies.

The first notable difference was in my morning sickness. With A, I would be sick three times a day, but fine for the rest of the day. This time, I was nauseous all day but was actually sick maybe one time a day.

Obviously, I showed a bit earlier this time around, but I feel like I'm actually smaller than I remember being with A.

My rear end has grown this time around; early this pregnancy, I was trying to wear regular jeans with the button open, but couldn't get them up past my hips and tush. Didn't have that problem with A.

I don't really recall having big time cravings with A, but rather I had aversions, especially early in pregnancy. This time, I've definitely had cravings, especially for Italian and Mexican food. Oh, and lobster and pork roll.

I've definitely been MUCH more tired this pregnancy. Lately, I've taken to falling asleep on the couch while cuddling with A, and staying asleep until around 8, then going to bed and sleeping all night. There are other explanations besides pregnancy, since life is so very different than it was in 2007--not only do I now have a toddler, but my teaching responsibilities are much greater and I teach substantially more students than I did then.

That's all I can think of right now!