Some common questions we get …
Does Maddie know what is going on?
Not really. We bought the book “I’m a Big Sister” and she enjoys reading it. She also has two baby dolls that she will hug and she can say “Ba-bee.” I say “There’s a baby in Mummy’s tummy” and she rubs her own tummy. But she has not put it all together.
Are we finding out whether it’s a boy or girl this time?
Nope, it’s going to be a surprise again.
Are you carrying different this time?
This question usually comes after we say we aren’t finding out the gender. This is a bit of a hard question to answer. So, with Maddie I was all baby — I didn’t gain weight in my face, backside, etc. That is the same this time. But my belly also feels a little higher this time. At my last OB appointment the baby was breech — that might make it feel different because Maddie was head down nearly the entire time. So the short answer is, I really don’t know.
Is this pregnancy different?
Not really. I’ve had a little less heartburn than last time, but maybe I’m just remembering it as starting sooner than it did. I’m having all the other same annoying stuff as before: nasal congestion, restless legs, fatigue. But nothing really new. Overall it’s been an easy pregnancy. Of course “easy pregnancy” is sort of like saying “easy move.” At the end of the day even the easiest pregnancy is hard. I’ll be glad when it’s done.