Monday, November 21, 2016

{Pregnancy #1 vs. Pregnancy #2}

Pregnancy 1 vs. Pregnancy 2
Weight gain. In 7 months I have already gained the same amount of weight that I did in my entire first pregnancy. 
Sickness. I am way more vulnerable this pregnancy. Henry rarely had me feeling queasy and sick. Miss Luce has made me feel miserable the entire time. Talk about high maintenance.
Hair. With Henry I had super healthy and shiny hair. It always did what I wanted it to and I never had any trouble coloring it. I did lose my hair some after he was here, and had those awesome little antler baby hairs. Of course with my Luce my hair is brittle, won't style easily, won't lift color(like at all) and is already falling out and giving me wonderful antlers just in time for the holidays. *eye roll* 
Skin. I had ZERO trouble with my skin with H. Zero. Luce makes me break out like a teenage boy and has my face all sorts of discolored. This girl is wreaking havoc on my beauty lol.
Hormones. Of course I was emotional and had anxiety with Henry, as he was my first, but with Luce...OH with Luce. I am more emotional than ever. My hormones are all over the place, which is clear by my hair, skin and incessant need to cry. 
Panic. At this point with Henry, every little detail was ready. His room, his car seat, clothes were washed and ready, everything. With Luce, there may or may not be a place for her to sleep when she gets here. HA. 
Memory. You guys, I have become such a flake. I cannot remember anything, ever. I don't remember it being like this with Henry, not that I would, because my memory sucks right now. lol
Toddler. This time around I already have another human being to care for, not just myself. And since I've been pregnant, this toddler of mine has been potty trained, started daycare, had croup four times, moved to a big boy bed and found out that he is going to be a big brother! That's a lot for a little boy and his mama! I think we're doing a pretty good job of hanging in there.

To sum it all up, nothing about my pregnancies have been the same, it has been a whole new ball game this time around. Basically I'm a walking example of all the cliche wives tales this pregnancy. Luce has "stolen all my beauty," and has me shoving spoonfuls of mint ice cream in my face while the tears roll on. Be them happy or sad tears! Happy things make me cry too, it isn't all bad! ;) I think I'm ready sooner this time to be done with pregnancy, but I know that both of my babies are blessings  and so worth all the pain and struggles. I can't wait for them to meet each other and to have endless snuggle sessions. <3
Melissa Loren

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