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When I was pregnant with my second child, I found that many things about my pregnancy were different. I was so tired but couldn’t nap because I was running after my first boy, my nausea didn’t start till almost 11 weeks, and I got big very quickly! What did those of you with multiple kids find different about your various pregnancies? --Julie, StrongMoms Facilitator
Oh man I could write a book! In general, I started showing a lot earlier with each pregnancy and my pregnancy symptoms got better. By the time I was pregnant with my 5th baby, I didn't have any pregnancy symptoms! I guess my body got used to the feeling of being pregnant by then! LOL!
My wife is in the 3rd trimester of her fourth pregnancy and there have been some consistencies and some differences. She gets really sick first tri, which has lasted a little longer each time. The real changing dynamic is that every pregnancy, she and I are running after one more little one!
Running after those other kids really makes a difference! Wouldn't trade it for anything, though. :-)
We found the biggest difference in our lives when we went from our first to our second kids. Having a third has not been a big difference but I wonder how it will be with four?
AnswerDad---#4 is easy because you are already juggling a lot and one more "ball" in the air isn't as big of a deal. Unfortunately, that means that #4 will grow up quickly and then you look back and barely remember them as a baby! :( Now with #5, I am trying to remind myself to slow it down a bit and take a good long look at him before he grows up. He is already growing too quickly!
It's true... I already can't believe how old my oldest is now... in kindergarten. Just looked at pics from not too long ago when her head fit in the palm of my hand!