Signs of second life.

Differences between first and second pregnancy:

  • You’re fatter, earlier.
  • You know too much.
  • There’s already a kid in the picture, sucking up your time and energy (and probably your vitamin-intake, too).
  • A lot of second-time jokes (Double the fun! Back for more? Double trouble!)
  • For some reason I can’t pinpoint, it’s harder announcing it this time.

Ta da!

Before we go any further, I need to get this out so I can move on:

I don’t love the physical attention. I’m a private person and I don’t like my business growing on the outside where everyone can see. I like having secrets. I hate being observed belly-first when I walk in a room. I object to awkwardness of all types, and I must decline the requests to pat anything on my body.

There. Some reasons I can pinpoint why it’s harder this time.

Tonight I felt bebe #2 kick for the first time, so I thought it was high time to come on out about it. Little bebe #2, making yourself known. I’ve been waiting for you. I think you’ll make a good roommate these next months.

My unsuspecting Koala is going to be a big brother to this unsuspecting new-child.

Actually, Koala is definitely suspecting. Suspecting, and hitting my belly as often as he can.

Round 2 – ding ding ding!





6 responses to “Signs of second life.”

  1. Raizy Avatar

    But you left out the nicest thing about being pregnant for the second time… it’s the moment when your first child puts his hand on your belly and feels his little brother/sister kick. That dawning of recognition that there really IS a baby in Mommy’s stomach will just light up his face.

  2. elie Avatar

    We’re not there yet… But I’m sure it will be enlightening ;)

  3. Rowena Avatar

    Mazel tov!!! So happy for you and the family!

    1. elie Avatar


  4. Hipstermom Avatar

    Thank you for this post, you took the words right out of my mouth! Although, I have been reluctant to share with friends because I miscarried between baby #1 and this baby. I too hate the feeling that my belly fills the room first and then I follow behind. Plus, the exhaustion this time around is almost unbearable. And, if I remember to take my prenatals, I think it’s an accomplishment! Beshaah Tovah! May you feel great for the rest of the pregnancy!

  5. Farrah Avatar

    B’shaah tova!

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