I know that they always say that every pregnancy is different. Seriously...this one has had every surprise possible.
***I was sicker longer with this one--only a week longer, but when you've been sick for 10 weeks, an extra one is killer!
***I cannot sleep soundly--with my first two, my head would hit the pillow and I would wake up when Mark left for work. Now, I toss and turn to go to sleep. I toss and turn throughout the night. I usually wake up earlier than necessary just to...you guessed it...toss and turn some more before finally giving up and getting out of bed.
***I am exhausted! I attribute this to the 4-year-old, 2-year-old, and lack of sleeping. It makes for loooong days.
***Speaking of long days, right now, each day seems to last 2 weeks each! This is the stage of pregnancy that went by decently fast for me the first two times. It was the beginning with the sickness and the end with the waiting that were eternally long.
***I want ALL THINGS SWEET!!!!!!!!!!! I like dessert like the next gal, but I would typically take more meat and potatoes and have a small dessert. Not right now! I want sweets, more sweets, and all of the sweets that I can get my hands on! Not the case with the other 2. I DID crave ice cream with the other two, but that was about it, really, in the sweet department.
I know that I'm whiney with all of the "afflictions" that I have going on with the pregnancy. I just want to clarify that I am joyful to have a healthy, happy baby growing in there. At least, I assume he's happy. He sure kicks and moves around like a happy baby! :) God blessed us in a way that we didn't ask for, but I know that it will prove to be a great blessing as we watch our boys play together (and fight) and as we do our best to instill a love for God in their little, blessed hearts.
We're at 21 weeks now, baby! Only 19 more to go! We're over the hump!!!