I should state for the record that the first post I wrote on this subject was highly preemptive. I WAS pregnant, but not very far along. And I had no idea what was coming. Nothing tragic. I had a complication free pregnancy until the very end, but when I wrote my first post, I thought the morning sickness was going away. . .
It was just beginning.
With Nolan, I only threw up once before the second trimester. I then started throwing up about once a day or every other day for the rest of my pregnancy.
By far, the pukiness of pregnancy is my LEAST favorite part.
This time around, I'm sicker. I am throwing up pretty regularly, and once again. . . trimester 2 is just bringing with it MORE sickness. . . not less. I just crossed over, mind you, so we'll see what happens. I'm still praying it subsides. . . but I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
Things that are true that i didn't know the first time:
1- every woman really DOES experience pregnancy differently. Just because your mom or your sisters experienced things one way does NOT mean you will experience the same thing.
2- the swelling. . . OH the swelling (especially in that last month)
3- no matter how much you hate pregnancy, babies are easier on the inside than the outside. Sleep deprivation is NOTHING until you have to be up all night every night with a newborn.
I know that everything in life is a matter of perspective. And I know that my attitude is a big part of my distaste for this process. I spend too much time dwelling on how gross I feel and not marveling in the wonder of growing a child. . .
When it comes right down to it, it's worth it, but pregnancy still sucks.