Not like the first time...

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Not like the first time...

I'm feeling a little guilty, I guess... With my first pregnancy, it was all I could think about. With my second, it was all I could think about but I was distracted, too. With my third, I had a 5 year break from having kids so it all seemed new again and it was all I could think about. This time, I've actually forgotten that I'm pregnant at all and I feel horrible for it. I know that soon, the bean will reminding me constantly that he/she is there but I'm almost 15 weeks and it's gone by so quick and easy that I just plain forget a lot of the time. I hope I'm not alone in this. Sad

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Mandy, I felt the exact same way at the start of this pregnancy. I didn't even feel happy when I got my BFP. It was just such a shock. Now that my stomach is growing and I am feeling movement, I am totally excited about being pg again. The excitement will come. It may just take a little longer this time. It's not like when you're pg for the first time and you have all the time in the world to focus on your pregnancy. You have 3 other LO's to keep you busy. Wink

I'm so glad everything is progressing well with your pg. Biggrin

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I'm feeling the same way. My DS reminds me most often about "Peanut" but I feel like I have too much going on with 2 kids already that I don't have time to think about it. Don't feel guilty Wink

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Aw, Nathalie!

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I know what you mean. It's hard to think about this LO when my other two are so demanding of my attention. Maybe when I can finally feel the baby it will be easier to keep in mind. After I had DD2 I knew that I could love 100 babies as much as my first. Not so much in utero but definitely in my arms.

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I've been so busy at work that I forget I'm pregnant too. I can understand. Plus, I agree, the first time it is all you think about. I'm still super excited this 3rd time around, and I'm sure once the baby starts kicking constantly I'll be reminded! Smile

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I'm having my 4th too. I think it is actually helping that I am not so focused on it. Don't get me wrong, I want this baby, but I think it is kinda nice that it is going so fast. This is definitely our last baby, so I should be enjoying my pregnancy. I am ready to be done though, and I still have clear memories of how hard it got in the end with the last one, so maybe being forgetful will help me not to dwell on how bad my back hurts, or how I can't eat anything but tums because the heartburn is so bad.

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I feel the same way....This pregnancy is my forth and it was not planned, it was a BIG shock when I got my BFP! I am slowly getting excited, although some days are hard when I am so sick and have 3 kids to look after as well as work! I am looking forward to another year off work with my 4! AMAZING CHILDREN! Smile

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OH that's really rough, mama. I'm hoping the nausea and all the bad bits about the first tri are behind you soon! Hugs to you!!!

I think that's another reason why I keep forgetting, though. We had this totally planned out and since it wasn't a huge surprise, I'm not reeling from it. I guess when you look back on your memories, the big surprises stick out a lot more than the things that were planned and went according to that plan. I kind of wish it was all a fat surprise. lol