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June 26th, 2013, 09:14 PM
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First Time Moms:
What is something that you didn't know before getting pregnant that has/was been somewhat of a surprise to you?

BTDT moms:
How has/was this pregnancy been different for you?
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June 27th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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This pregnancy has been different in terms of all the extra testing and hospital visits. I didn't have headaches or heartburn as bad as I did with the girls. I didn't develop Pre-E this time which was nice.
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June 27th, 2013, 04:33 AM
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This one was not planned Now i would give my own life in a second to protect her. Cannot imagine the world without all three of ny kids.
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June 27th, 2013, 05:43 AM
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This pregnancy was night and day! To start I had morning sickness and swelling...everywhere! I was considerably bigger as well, measuring 19cm bigger at the end compared to last time. At the end I was uncomfortable, unable to sleep well, unable to put in socks, uncomfortable to drive. Ugh! I complained a lot but looking back...it wasn't all that bad.
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June 27th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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This pregnancy was kind of in the middle as far as nausea, heartburn, and general achiness towards the end. The subchorionic hemorrhage was a challenge that I never dealt with before, but it did resolve itself. I stayed really active this pregnancy so I gained a lot less and am almost back to pre-pregnancy weight. It took me a year the first time and 9 months the second time to lose the weight. Emotionally, I think this pregnancy was harder on me. I'm not sure why, but I was ridiculously hormonal. Maybe it was a stressful job plus having two young children already. DH says it was because I'm old. I'm 30 now but I was 25 with Lily and 27 with Abri.
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June 27th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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I didn't know how much water I would retain! Or how much I would swell up like a balloon because of it! I also didn't know how quickly a normal, complication free pregnancy could turn into one with complications! One week I was fine, and then next I was being sent to the hospital with pre-eclampsia!
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June 27th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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This pregnancy was the exact same as my pregnancy with Jaleigh in terms of morning sickness, huge boobs, heartburn, etc. the main difference was I was sooooo much bigger this time. All the extra amniotic fluid made my stomach HUGE and made everything in general so much more uncomfortable.
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June 27th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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This pregnancy was very different because of the hypertension, first time I've ever had medical problems during a pregnancy. Having an induced hospital birth instead of an unassisted homebirth was very different and quite disappointing.
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