Well, I’m finally a few weeks into my second trimester. The first one was really rough. Lots of nausea, vomiting, and food aversion. None of the holistic stuff was cutting it. I finally broke down and asked for a prescription to Zofran. It was a life changer, but caused my digestive tract to come to a screeching halt. Thankfully I found a way to take it while still keeping things going and things got easier. My energy level is still pretty low compared to my pregnancy with E, but I’m now having to chase a toddler around after a day at work. I don’t have the luxury of laying around like I did before we had him.
I am definitely having a harder time connecting with this pregnancy. Most days I forget I’m pregnant, unless I get up to quick or feel nauseous. The baby is moving around some, but it’s not feeling very strong yet. Perhaps I have more fluff this time around and am not as receptive to the movement. I feel pretty guilty for not having the same connection this time around, but after talking to other friends, it’s not a strange way to feel. I don’t think these emotions are tied to the loss earlier this year. I have started a prenatal yoga class, but it seems to be more of a workout than a way to connect with your baby. I wish my old instructor was still teaching!
I haven’t even started processing my feelings on having to split my attention between E and the new baby. Oy. That’s going to be fun.
How did you connect with your pregnancy? Did you have similar feelings when you were pregnant with subsequent children? Feedback is appreciated!