...in case you didn't know : )
I, for one, did not realize how early these differences start until I experienced pregnancies for both genders.
This pregnancy has been so different from Kerrigan's, and for those who are curious, I thought I would make a list.
-I felt this little guy move much earlier. I know you feel them sooner after the first, but COME ON, I felt him a full month before I felt K!
-I am still sick. I was sick for a long time with K-bug, but if you recall it was mainly due to the fact that our neighbors smoked like chimneys. The day we moved out of that apartment was the last day I threw up (minus when my dad had me try Noni Juice, BLACH!). Our air here is smoke free, yet the vomiting continues.
-I am hairier...that is all we will say about that!
-Size. Whoa, I am already soooo much bigger than I was at this stage last time. I was all belly last time, but this time I am rockin' the love handles. And we won't even discuss the skyrocketing weight gain. Again, I know it being the second pregnancy contributes to these, but WHOA!!!!
-I am carrying a lot lower. Seriously, he kicks my cervix all the time. Last time, my lungs were the victims of flailing fetus limbs...this time, they are getting a break.
-Emotions are out of control. Last time they were bad, this time is a whole new ball game. I cry so so much, for no no reason. Jared scolds me if I attempt to watch anything even remotely sad. Meltdowns are a daily occurance, and usually there are multiple. I cried watching Hannah Montana today, the show about a girl who has the best of both worlds!
-Cravings are more intense. I want spicy Cheetos every minute of every day. Out here they are hard to come by for some reason. Jared and I happened to find some in a random gas station the other day and I bought all 36 (yes, 36) bags they had in stock.
*Funny side story* I did get chastised by the lady standing behind us in line. I believe the direct quote was "that poor baby is not getting any nutrients". Yes, kind stranger, I eat only spicy Cheetos...no other nutrient enriched foods enter my body during this time that I am the sole protector of a child- I am THAT SELFISH! (said with a touch of sarcasm) I think I replied something about him coming out orange, so think of all the money we would save not having to pay for tanning.
Bless your heart if you read all of this. Previous to experiencing it, I always wondered what the differences were in boy and girl pregnancies, so thought I would share for anyone pondering the same question.