My symptoms the second time around pretty much matched the first time around. My bbs got really sore and tender, especially the nipples, I was suuuuuper thristy, I had 1-2 days with that coppery taste in my mouth, I had lots of extra creamy CM that had that "pregnancy smell" to it. Then there were the added BF and pg symptoms -- my let down started taking ages to come and was painful when it did come.
I don't remember if I had a huge difference in bb size right off... It must not have been too significant if it was there because I don't remember it.
EVERY mom gets nervous when they end up actually pg with #2. They totally freak out, totally start thinking "I can't do this!" and have moments of sheer panic throughout the pregnancy. It's normal, hon. And every single one is so completely over the moon in love with #2 when they arrive and can't imagine not having them.
Sorry ladies me again! How did you get your LO adjusted and ready for a new baby, we've given her a dolly which she's only just started to pay attention too. It has a cup which she'll happily use to feed but I've tried "pretending" to BF and she gets insanely jealous. Do you think I can do anything to get her used to the idea? I know it's hard as she is so small and has no concept of the new baby coming yet but I don't want this all to be a shock to her!
Keep her routine the same. My DS was so young when I was pg (DD was born when DS was 13 months old) that I didn't try anything to "prepare" him. I just kept moving him foward in his own time and own manner. When DD actually arrived, I did everything I could to keep is routine as close to the same as it had been prior to her arrival. By then he understood "taking turns" to some extent and when DD was feeding, I would let him snuggle up next to us but asked him to take turns, his turn would be next. You could also just feed them at the same time if it works for you (created BF agitation in me, so I didn't care for it). I told him "baby is eating" and he understood that because he at that way, too.
Also, just make SURE you have some Mommy/Toddler time once new baby is here. A few times per day for 15-20 minutes at a time. When baby is sleeping or when OH has baby... whatever. But devote those times to your toddler and do something that is special. That way they know you haven't forgotten them. That's what I found most helpful.
Every mom I've seen with a toddler that has a baby has said that keeping the toddler's routine as close as possible to what it was helps the most.
Ozzieshunni, I don't remember getting any symptoms at all until a week or so after I got my BFP. Major difference between first and second pregnancies was with my second I had almost no morning sickness at all, just a little bit of nausea.
Hellodoris, I used to "tandem" feed whatever toy she was playing with. She went through a stage of bringing me toys to feed and I just fed at the same time. We also spent come time looking at tandem feeding pictures in the internet, pointing to the baby and the "big girl" and the mummy.
DS has weighed in at 8lb2 which is a gain of 7oz in a week. Means we can go down to 2 bottles a day. Hopefully in another week we will only be on the one bottle which we intend to keep for daddy-baby time. It also means that expressing wise I'll be able to get enough for both feeds and won't need to use any formula.
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