Morning sickness - Baby #1 ("Timothy") none. Baby #2 some. Nothing extreme and it went away midway through the second trimester. However, I have to hand it to Timothy he scores the points on this one.
Fatigue - Timothy none. I ran a 10k during the first trimester and worked out up until month 6 or so. Baby #2 -- exhausted during the first trimester. I must say, however, that much of this could have been from 1) chasing Timothy or 2) having some really busy work weeks in the fall.
Weight gain --- Timothy lots. Baby #2 -- not as much. I certainly am packing on the pounds but it does not seem to be as much as I did with Timothy. Probably because I'm running around after Timothy and started off a bit slower gaining weight due to the morning sickness.
Cravings -- Timothy none really -- occasionally wanted fruit more than normal. Baby #2 nothing too notable although there have been several occasions were I wanted one thing or another in particular.
Discomfort - Timothy none. I got a bit uncomfortable at the end with some swelling but nothing really problematic. Baby #2 --- ugh. Baby #2 has a talent for stretching out and being able to sit on my bladder and kick me in the ribs at the same time. Not sure how he/she does it but he/ she does. Baby #2 also just makes it difficult to breath in general. Around 24 weeks I had to go to court for something and when I was preparing I noticed after I was about 2 sentences into my statement/ argument I was already out of breath. Nice.
Sleeping -- Timothy no real problems. Baby #2 no real problems. There was/is slight discomfort with each when sleeping, but nothing that is preventing me from falling asleep or staying asleep.
Conclusion ---?????? No real conclusion. Just different. It may appear that Baby #2 is more difficult, but I'm waiting to see how Baby #2 enters this world and how he/she sleeps before I am going to make a final decision.
ANYWAY -- current picture taken at work (I never remember at home).
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