[Edited on 09/11/2009]
Firstly CONGRATULATIONS smile smile smile
Feeling nervous is very normal, but i promise you, you will be OK. There will be tough times, but they will be far outweighed by the joy, of seeing your 2 little ones growing up so close.
I had sore boobs all 3 pregnancies, and only the second ended in MC. So not much help there. Just remember each pregnancy is different.
Best of luck over the next 7 months, hope to hear more from you over that time,
Take care of yourself,
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m
Main problem I have found with this pregnancy is I have had morning sickness right the way through, which I didn't have last time, and of course am trying to keep up with a very active toddler at the same time. While you are pregnant all you can do is cope as best you can, and explain to your partner you need extra support when he's home so you can rest up a bit.
Best of luck this time around!
Rachelle, NZ, son George 10.12.02, Ian 15.06.04
i wouldnt worry to much about not having sore boobs this time round cause my pregnancy has been completely different this time round then to my first pregnancy.
anyway goodluck and hope everything goes well if you wanna chat anytime my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org i also have msn.
michelle, mum of jackson 13-02-03
Congratlutions on your pregnancy!! I am in the same boat as you I am due in November and there will be 16 months between my little man and the new bub. At first I was terified and probally cried for about a week straight . But then I started to look at the positives and also realised there is so many other mummy's out there who survived 2 under 2. I guess you just end up copping because it is all you know.My Nanna had 4 under three (she had twins)and in those day's they did'nt have things that made life easier eg. disposable nappies,so I just think of her when I think I won't make it. With the sore boob's mine came later this time round and they say if you don't get the symptoms that is fine but if you had them then they stop then you should see your O.B.
Which part of N.Z are you from,my partner is from there.
Anyway can't talk all day
Good luck and enjoy
With regards to your sleep problem, there is a new section on the General Discussion section of this site & its entitled "Ask our sleep expert a question". Perhaps you could detail your problem for her & she can give you some advice.
Hope this helps.
Michelle - Mum to 2
Hope it helps!
I am another mummy who will soon have two little ones just 19 months apart. I am excited and nervous about what the future holds. I hope that I will cope having two so close together. I am expecting a boy due July 30... so not long to go for me. I conceived my boy when my daughter was just 10 months old and I have never had sore breasts in this pregnancy. I only ever experienced sore breasts when my milk first came in after my daughter was born, so I don't think you have anything to worry about there. I think every body and every pregnancy is different. I will say that this pregnancy has been far more exhausting with a toddler to chase after, but it has also gone faster too. I have days where I feel like I am hardly coping with one and knowing that my second will be here soon does worry me... but like some of the other mums here I have a great husband who will get in and help with my daughter whenever I need him to... and he is so excited about his son due in a few weeks time that it helps keep me focused.
I am sure you will be fine... just like me. I think we won't really know what we are in for until our second bub's are here... and by then we will be doing great. So, less stress and more rest!
Enjoy your second pregnancy and take care of yourself.