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This pregnancy has been almost exactly the same as my last. It's down to the DAY for switching from morning sickness to only getting sick or having diarhea when eating dairy (sorry TMI). I kept a very descriptive journal with my last pregnancy. I'm curious if the similar pregnancy is any indication of this baby being a girl, too?<br><br>
I know it's not scientific--so, please don't be snarky. I'm just curious how your experiences were with your pregnancies and the sexes of your babies...
 

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My first two pregnancies were almost exactly the same. First was dd, second was ds. This time is completely different from the others, no idea why.<br><br>
I have heard of some women who do experience pgs differentyl with the sex of the baby. One woman I know only had m/s with her boys, not her girl.
 

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i have three DDs, and i've had three very different pregnancies.<br><br>
with #1 i had a lot of nausea, little vomitting. showed at about 24 weeks, got HUGE and ended up with Pre E.<br><br>
with #2 i had no nausea, no vomitting, showed at about 20 weeks, never got huge and was fine at the end<br><br>
with #3 i was sicker than a dog for WEEKs. got HUGE immediately, was in maternity clothes at 6 weeks and by 12 weeks looked about 6 mo pg. measured 8 weeks ahead until 33 weeks.<br><br>
this time around i have been nauseous, no vomitting, i was obviously pg at about 16-17 weeks, measuring a couple of weeks ahead.<br><br>
the ONLY major difference i have noted this time around is that the baby is not nearly as active as it's big sisters. by 18 weeks i was get beat from the inside by my three girls, this babe, is melloooooooooooowwwwww. i am almost 19 weeks and i have JUST started feeling any type of fluttery movement.<br><br>
anyway! that's been my experience <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i was convinced that my third was a boy because it was SOOOOOO different than the other two. this time around, i have absolutely NO CLUE! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Both of my pregnancies were very similar. Same food cravings, same morning sickness, same sciatica, babies had the same heartrates but different sexes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Both of my previous pregnancies were different in some ways...but I don't think it had anything to do with one being a girl and one a boy! There were also a lot of similarities. I didn't have morning sickness with either of them, but I did gain tons more weight with my dd (my first baby) than with my ds. I felt TONS better with my ds..but I think it had to with my walking and yoga routines that I didn't have with dd....<br><br>
This pregnancy is similar to both in ways, but different...still no morning sickness.. I do have a lot of swelling with this one (Which I NEVER had with either of the others)...but I think it has to do with the fact that I now sit at a desk for most of my working day and when I get home...bleh, my legs look like balloons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ..I am also older than with my other two by several years.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So, I guess my answer would be that I don't think the differences have anything to do with the sex of the baby!
 

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I have 2 boys and 3 girls and I think the different symptoms=different sex is complete hogwash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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For me.. kinda.<br><br>
With ds1 I had morning sickness.. meaning I woke up, felt sick, barfed and was perfectly fine the rest of the day. I gained 50 pounds. Mild sciatic pain.<br><br>
With ds2 I had very occasional ms and gained 50 pounds. Mild sciatic pain.<br><br>
ds3 no ms at all, gained 60 pounds, had some sciatic pain and numbness in my leg.. natural progression I think.<br><br>
This is my first dd.. this pregnancy has been SO different in SO many ways to my boys. I had horrible all day sickness for months, I've had crippling sciatic pain, I've had dizzy spells, and had breast changes that didn't occur with my last pregnancies.<br><br>
I suppose one could point out that I'm living it right now and that's why I am able to see major differences... I could take that as an answer.
 

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My skin improved VASTLY with my first pregnancy - I went from having acne to ZERO acne - clear, glowing skin, honestly. This time, not the case... though my skin never returned completely to its pre-first-pregnancy state (thankfully).<br>
I had MUCH more nausea this time than with my first - all the way up until about week 14. Only about a week total of very light nausea/food aversions with my first.<br>
I had sciatic pain EARLY on with this pregnancy, but NO leg cramps. TONS of leg cramps with my first pregnancy, and sciatica only at the very end.<br>
I'm on track to be just about the same gain both times (45 - 50 lb range).<br>
I was excessively tired in the first trimester, and throughout pregnancy this time... the first, I don't remember being nearly this tired.<br><br>
But, I also have a toddler who is nursing, and who, in the early part of my pregnancy, was still waking several times per night to nurse, so I think my tiredness was MOSTLY attributed to not sleeping as well, and being much more active during the day (when I was pregnant with DD, DH & I were both working from home, late risers, went swimming a ton, much more relaxed life overall at that point).<br><br>
I am having a boy this time! So maybe there's something to that theory? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'll tell you what I think in October - felt great with dd, felt horrible with ds, feel great again - really am thinking girl, but I don't know yet.
 

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The only thing that I notice that is similiar is that I am craving the exact same things that I did with my first which was a boy. I also "knew" this one was a boy just like I did with my first.
 

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Nope. When I was pg with both the DD's, my experience was completely different.
 

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I have four daughters and one son and I am pregnant now.<br><br>
With the girls morning sickness got worse with each pregnancy (always ended around 16 weeks though). Was more mild with my son, I never actually up chucked.<br><br>
With the girls I carried them all high, with weight gain all over, with my son I carried low and wide in the rear.<br><br>
With the girls high sex drive, with my son no sex drive.<br><br>
With the girls very emotional and cranky, with my son very even tempered.<br><br>
With ALL the girls I craved junk food, with my son I craved fruit.<br><br>
This time to the best of my knowledge, I am carrying both high and wide at already only nearly 14 weeks. I have a week of high sex drive and a week of none. I am already over with morning sickness which only lasted weeks 8-12. (I may get mild nausea in the evening if I wait to long to eat dinner, which is about normal for even if I am not pregnant and I wait too long to eat). I was emotional up till week 7 or 8 and then it just stopped and I felt normal, now today all the sudden I have felt weepy. In this pregnancy I am really craving proteins like beans, cottage cheese, eggs, so this is a different and new thing.<br><br>
To sum up, until this current pregnancy I could say there were very distinctive differences between my boy and girl pregnancies. Now it is entirely different this time. But, if you want to use all my prior pregnancies for some info to reference it was very clear my son's pregnancy was very different in quite a few ways.
 
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