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How My Second Pregnancy Is Different Than My First

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I still can’t believe that I’m almost halfway there with baby #2. It’s crazy how fast the weeks have been flying by. Today I thought it would be fun to talk about how my second pregnancy is different than my first. Being that I am only 20 weeks, I’m sure a lot more things will come up along the way as well!

  • I don’t know when my baby is the size of a mango or a grapefruit, ha.  During my first pregnancy I was so on top of knowing what was going on each week. I was very diligent about checking my pregnancy apps, and I always knew exactly when I was about to hit the next week. This time around I find myself checking the app just to find out how far along I am. It’s not that I don’t care about this pregnancy as much, I just don’t have as much time on my hands. Being pregnant with a toddler is completely different than being pregnant without a toddler.
  • The placenta is posterior (meaning the baby is in front, right near the outside of my belly). With Noah my the placenta was anterior. This time around I can feel SO much more kicking, and I also felt the kicks a lot earlier this time around. I’m really enjoying it, because I can actually see her little kicks on the outside already; it’s crazy!
  • I’m freaking tired.  During my first pregnancy I wasn’t as tired during the first trimester. I remember having a ton of energy, which is so odd. This time around I was exhausted, and honestly most days I still am. I’m usually in bed every night by 9 pm. I have those days where I’m energized for awhile, but then I get super tired again.  I was supposed to be attending the Rewardstyle conference this weekend, but this pregnancy has gotten the best of me. I attended a fashion show last night, and was about to fall asleep in my chair at 8 pm. I find myself longing for naps during the day, and crave 10 hours of sleep a night. Next year I won’t be pregnant around this time, so Dallas I will be coming for you. Hopefully I’ll be back to my energized self soon!
  • We are nowhere near having a name picked out. I’m pretty sure we had Noah’s name picked out before the halfway mark. At this point I’m just hoping we have picked out her name by week 40, lol. We have some contenders, but nothing even close to being set in stone yet. Dylan might be to blame for this. He isn’t the best at coming up with names, he mostly just veto’s the names I pick out. Dylan, if you’re reading this, start picking out some names!
  • I’m not about to make a birth plan. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t make a birth plan the first time around either, but I’m just not worried about it as much this time. Whatever happens, happens. This baby has a mind of it’s own and she will come when she’s ready. Noah was 2 weeks late, and I remember being so anxious each day hoping that I would go into labor. This time I’m hoping to just enjoy the time leading up to the birth, and go with the flow.

SHOP THE POST:

Best. Dress. Ever (non-maternity, but works so well for a growing bump, and is perfect for summer!) // Adidas Superstar Sneakers // Sunglasses // Tote Bag (have it in 3 colors, & it’s the bomb.com) // Duster Coat (sold out)

Those are just a few ways that my second pregnancy is different than my first so far. What were some ways your second pregnancy was different than your first? Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, have a great weekend!

XO,

Lee Anne

22 Comments

  1. Sarah K Tripp on April 21, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Sounds like you’re taking things as they come this time around! Good for you!

    • Lee Anne on April 21, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Sarah 🙂 Yes, taking things as they come is pretty huge for staying sane 😉

  2. Nataly on April 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I love this kind of post! So fun to see what is happening! Happy Friday!

  3. Laura Leigh on April 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    You’re so sweet for sharing your journey and experiences! Happy Friday lady.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  4. Morgan on April 21, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Crazy how different it is this time around! Sounds like you’re going good though!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  5. Jessica on April 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I have been living in that dress too! I love that it isn’t maternity and that it is so affordable and comes in a million colors. This is my first pregnancy so we have been following along with the fruit. It is so fun!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Lee Anne on April 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Awww it’s such a good dress, and yes.. first pregnancy, totally following the fruit 😉

  6. Jenna Colgrove on April 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    so excited to see your fam grow!

    • Lee Anne on April 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

      awe thanks babe

  7. Valerie on April 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Congrats Lee, how exciting! I remember those days well…number two came and it got a lot busier, but worth it…mine our grown…bittersweet!

  8. Julie on April 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I only plan on having one child but I can relate so much to this. I know if I ever did have another child I would do a lot of things differently. Thanks for sharing.
    Julie * http://www.hdthreviews.com

  9. Logan on April 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I had the same issue with my placenta with both of my boys. It’s marvelous! haha I was asked all the time if I was having twins. You look great, mama!

  10. Theresa on April 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    You look beautiful! I cannot wait till I have my own baby! Hopefully soon! I am not pregrant yet but am hoping to be a mom in the next three to four years. Good luck with your beautiful kids!
    Love from Austria,
    Theresa | http://www.primetimechaos.com

  11. Kate on April 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    So exciting! It’s really interesting reading what you have to say…I am pregnant with my first now!

  12. Sarah Althouse on April 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Gosh I hope I am as cute as you when I have kids! It’s also very interesting to hear how each pregnancy can be so different.

  13. Sofia on April 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    You are a beautiful pregnant lady )))) oh I felt the same with my second one.. so tired and miserable all the time.. the first one was so easy and fun ?? sending you warm hugs and wishing you healthy delivery!!

  14. the Fashion Matters on April 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    you look amazing!!

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

  15. Jenny on April 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I can imagine how different it would be from the first pregnancy. I haven’t been pregnant before but I’m sure the second one is a lot less intense since you have an idea of what to expect.

  16. Mollie on April 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Sounds like you’re much more relaxed this time! Enjoy this time!

    Xx Mollie

  17. Tristan Dennington on April 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    So interesting how pregnancies can be completely different. You’re almost there! And you look absolutely amazing!

    -Tristan
    http://www.thepolishedposy.com

  18. Hillary on April 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    This is so cool – I bet you’re excited about having a little girl!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  19. sarah lindner on April 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Every pregnancy is different, good luck girly!
    XOXO
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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