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post #21 of 31
I have had fairly easy pregnancies both times, but I definitely feel better this time at 27 (instead of 25). For me, I think it's being a SAHM instead of working in an office. All that sitting really made it harder last time.
post #22 of 31
I just turned 28. Not too bad so far, although the past 2 weeks my back really feels like a very old lady. Last night I tried to roll over off my back and the top half of me went one way and the bottom half stayed put. I think I totally sprained something. It just felt like the joints disconnected and boy did it hurt. I truly hope I feel like old self again at some point!! I can't imagine doing this with other kids to take care of. I don't know how you mamas do it.
post #23 of 31
Dropping in from April...

I'm 27 and pregnant with #4. I had my first just after turning 21, my second a month after my 23rd birthday and my 3rd at 25.

I think all my pregnancies have been pretty much the same to some degree. Some have been harder in one way, but easier in another.

One things for sure, labor and giving birth become way easier (not with age) but with the number of babies we have had. My first labor was 36 hours, my second 6 hours and my third 1h15mins! Oh yeah,...but the afterpains are worst.
post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by HappiLeigh
I've been wondering the same thing about sleep. My friends who had babies when they were younger seemed to be getting by with just an extra hour or two, but I seriously need 11-12 hours every single night to function okay.
Granted, there's only four years between my two pregnancies (25 and 29 years), but this time I find myself needing much less sleep. Last time I was sleeping for 10+ hours and also taking a daily nap. This time I'm a night owl. 'Course...last time it was twins. Guess I'm not the best scientific study!
post #25 of 31
I was 29 when ds was born, and I'll be turning 32 right around the time the new baby is due. I had more fatigue in the beginning with this pg, but otherwise, I've felt great. I have less heartburn... due to a better overall diet, I think. I haven't had the leg cramps or as much hip pain as I did with the last pg either (thanks, bellydancing!). I also weighed 35 lbs. less starting out this pg than I did the last one, so I think that's a factor! I'm nearly 33 weeks, and am not really all that uncomfortable yet. So, I don't think it's just a matter of age.

But, on a side note, I noticed today that I seem to have a plethora of facial hair. Where oh where did these sideburns come from??? With ds, and even after giving birth, I didn't even have to wax at all (compared to pre-pregnancy). Now I don't dare pull my hair back, or I'm afraid I'll look like Wolverine.
post #26 of 31
I was 19 when DS1 was born, 21 with DS2 and I'm 23 now with #3. First pregnancy was definately harder but I had a desk job and diet was not all that great. Now I can't help getting exercise running after the little ones. But the late-pregnancy pains have come on sooner each time, maybe because they've been so close together my body hasn't had time to get back to normal? (or some degree of "normal" because pregnancy leaves it's mark). My labors have been 6 hours (induced, highly managed birth though) and 4 hours (natural with help from the red raspberry leaf tea). Which btw I credit the RRL tea for taking care of the afterpains with #2 - I had NONE even though I had them with #1. Guess I'm still pretty young to really say either way if age has anything to do with it. I've always known I wanted to start a family young so I would have the energy to keep up with the kids (some older ladies have more spunk than I ever have though!), but being young with children has it's own set of challenges. Like most of the people I grew up with are in the college scene and think I'm nuts for wanting children now, some strangers assume I'm a mother because I was an irresponsible teen and act condescendingly, I'm mistaken for being the older sister lol.....anyway pardon my rambling down my rabbit trail.
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by honeybee
But, on a side note, I noticed today that I seem to have a plethora of facial hair. Where oh where did these sideburns come from??? With ds, and even after giving birth, I didn't even have to wax at all (compared to pre-pregnancy). Now I don't dare pull my hair back, or I'm afraid I'll look like Wolverine.
Very cute. Enjoy your hirsute beauty! You'll lose it all after birth, right??

I am almost 32, here, with my first. I really don't feel very fatigued. This is WAY easier than my first year of teaching!!!

I've been getting about 6 hours of sleep a night, with an occasional few extra winks on the weekends. Last night we didn't get to bed until 12:30, then I got up at 5. What is this, training for parenthood??

Our plush recliner was delivered yesterday. I sat down in it and immediately thought, "Oh, yeah, I could sleep in this!" Probably will.
post #28 of 31
Dropping in also from April...

I had my first at 28 and for this one I will be 31. I was a little more fatigued first trimester this time, despite having an easier job than last time, but I think that's mostly because DS doesn't let me get extra sleep, LOL. But otherwise I've felt pretty much the same and if anything better this time since I know what works for me. In both cases I was in good physical shape and exercising regularly prior to becoming pregnant and continuing some form of exercise throughout pregnancy which I think has helped a lot. This time I also tried to time it so I wouldn't be heavily pregnant in the summer since I think heat bothers me more than anything else.
post #29 of 31
Hi Jumping in from the April due date group. I had my first at 16 and I'm 41
and due with baby #5. Somethings were easier with my oldest weight gain and losing it after the baby 2weeks later I was back to my pre-preg size. I was sick a lot with 1 & 2(27)and just nasaues(sp) with 3,4,5. Heartburn with 2-5. This is my last pregancy so I'm trying to enjoy it since I'll never feel a baby inside me again. What I'm not looking forward to is the afterpains because they get worse but I saw on another fourm I'm on ways to deal with that so I'm going to try that.

Allison
Mom to 4 daughters and a? due end of April
post #30 of 31
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Our plush recliner was delivered yesterday. I sat down in it and immediately thought, "Oh, yeah, I could sleep in this!" Probably will.
If that is the only place you can sleep then go for it, but staying in a position that has your back down for many hours a day can encourage a posterior babe. Something anyone who has had much back labor would try to avoid!
post #31 of 31
I guess I'm lucky. This pg is about the same as the first. I was 23 then and am 28 now. The more I move around like walking and stretching, the easier being pregnant is for me. Mentally and emotionally, I know how wonderful it is to meet your new baby and get to know her so I'm ready for that to start!!
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