I don’t know what it is, but I have been so tired for the majority of this pregnancy. I know growing a human is a BIG job and I am a few years older, but wow! I did not expect this.
Differences between my first and second pregnancy
I was a young 36 years old
I was very physically fit and light
I exercised all the way through my pregnancy and did not stop running until around 34 weeks when it became too uncomfortable even with a support belt
I gained 39 lbs
Gave up caffeine 100%
I had a LOT of strange cravings from meat, to clementines, to pepperoni nachos (a.k.a. pregnancy nachos), fresh made lemonade, and vanilla ice cream with maple syrup drizzled on top. I know…strange indeed….
Experienced morning sickness from 6 weeks through 16 weeks
Felt motivated, focused, happy, and energetic!
Second pregnancy (currently 25 weeks):
I conceived at 39 years of age and will deliver at 40
This pregnancy occurred 4 months after a miscarriage at 10 weeks
I have only gained 14 lbs (129 lbs at my weigh in this week)
Have 2-3 cups of coffee per week
I can only muster the will to go for a run about 3 times per week. The other days I walk or hike a mile or two.
No dramatic cravings but I have been starting to want sweets! Otherwise I have been eating a lot of eggs, protein, salads, and seem to have a normal appetite.
I experienced morning sickness from week 8-16 but fried egg sandwiches were my go-to.
Struggle with my mood
Have a three-year old to keep up with
They say every pregnancy is different, so I am not worried too much but I would really like the energy boost to kick in!
Anyone have wisdom to share with this mamma? What was your experience with your second pregnancy? Was it different from your first?