I am debating whether to have another. I had an awful pregnancy last time and the thought of going through it again fills me with fear. Birth and baby bit were fab, apart from her not sleeping for a couple of years
DH says he would be quite happy to stop at one, I just don't feel our family is complete, and I really think that DD would benefit from having a sibling.
I really wish dh could do the pregnancy thing instead.
So please tell me that after feeling really sick all the way though your first pregnancy you felt absolutly fabulous during your second and your baby was sleeping through by 6 weeks? [hopeful]
my first pg was perfect apart from tiredness...thats all just tiredness. second pg was soo different. i had MS on and off, Loose pelvis joint (was in agony for a month till i saw the physiotherapist), had the same tiredness and was hibernating!! lol!!
"So please tell me that after feeling really sick all the way though your first pregnancy you felt absolutly fabulous during your second" yes, well not absolutely fab but i vomited every day for months with #1, just some slight nausea with #2, controlled by eating
and your baby was sleeping through by 6 weeks" #2 is exactly 6 weeks today - i'll let you know in about 7 hours time
My second pregnancy was harder than my first, but I think that was probably because of having ds (who was only 8mths when I got pregnant with dd).
I had a friend with hyperemisis (sp) first time around, ending up in hospital on I think more than one occasion, and then was fine with the second baby - she put it down to having a bacon sandwich every morning before getting out of bed!
My 1st pregnancy didn't seem too horrendous but I had terrible sickness from about 4 weeks until 7 months. I actually weighed less right before I gave birth than when I fell pregnant. That was actually a good thing tho. I had Carpal tunnel for last 8 weeks, couldn't even drive. AND I had loads of issues with the ILs. Gave birth to a healthy 8lb 5oz girl and the whole pregnancy woes were quickly forgotten.
This time round I am 19 weeks, very little sickness, easily controlled by eating little and often but even at that it stopped about 12 weeks. Not feeling as tired even though I have a 13 month old running around, who is not the best sleeper due to teething etc. Generally feel quite good. I'm hoping it lasts and now I know about the carpal tunnel I'm doing all I can to avoid it this time round.
My advice is, if you want another DC so strongly then don't worry about your last pregnancy as they are all different and if not its only 9 months of "misery" (for want of a better word) compared to the years of happiness from a child (bit cheesy)