"They" say every pregnancy is different (sore breasts, anyone?) Were yours different?

"They" say every pregnancy is different (sore breasts, anyone?) Were yours different?

Joined: September 26th, 2008, 9:06 pm

July 20th, 2012, 5:10 am #1

My breasts hurt. I bf DD until just a few weeks ago, when it got too painful. She was at the point that it was really just part of the ritual before bed at this point anyway, and she understood that it was uncomfortable for me now because of the pregnancy, so she was gentle and hurried. And finally she went to sleep without asking anymore.

But they still hurt. Bras hurt. Not having a bra on hurts. Walking hurts. Showers hurt. Toddler elbows cause excrutiating pain. I fantasize about NASA letting me float around in the antigravity tanks topless, because I think that just might not hurt. Does anybody have any contacts there? Though I suspect I'd keep my arms protectively held in front of body JUST IN CASE. (sigh)

Last night I decided to sleep bra-less for the 1st time in 3 years, you know, to give it a try. DD had a bad dream and scrambled from her bed (right next to us) to ours. She somehow managed to put all of her (light-if-not-exactly-delicate) weight on the hand she used to prop herself up with RIGHT on the ball of my nipple! I screamed. OMG! Now she and DH are snoring happily on either side of me and I'm too traumatized to sleep. (Not really. Just awake.)

So, I had always heard that each pregnancy was different but REALLY I thought that that only referred to different moms and to healthy or not healthy pregnancies, moms or babies. But it really is different for me this time. In most ways it's good. No bleeding. FAR less fear. But where is my beautiful, thick, hanging-down-my-back-in-waves hair? I'm losing almost as much as I did post-partum with DD. DH put down one of those hair-catchers over the drain because he got tired of using Drain-O. And the breasts??!? Ow.

Those of who who have been pregnant multiple times, were your pregnancies all different? Is it because this is a boy?

Oh, and OT: DD is getting "her very own room" for her birthday next week. Fingers crossed that works, OK, friends?
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Joined: January 19th, 2007, 7:18 pm

July 20th, 2012, 1:32 pm #2

My memory has already faded significantly, but two things still stand out.

With #1, I had the most horrific leg cramps imaginable. So bad that it gave me pause about getting pg. again. With #2, never had a single one. I was also ravenous with #1 (a form of m/s), but not with #2. I never had horrible m/s (nausea) but I did have it with #1. I don't remember having much at all with #2.

I'm so excited you! I don't get to post much right now, but I'm lurking & rooting for you, thesameboat. Congratulations on a boy!



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Joined: September 26th, 2008, 9:06 pm

July 20th, 2012, 9:23 pm #3

Thanks for the congratulations. We're very excited!

Leg cramps are something I haven't had (and am grateful for that!)
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