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23 Weeks

It's been a long while since I've written anything. About 6 months to be exact. That's also just how far along I am with my pregnancy...

This is our second child, and although I am so very thrilled and excited to be having another baby, I am absolutely hating being pregnant. I didn't like it the first time around, and I am not liking it now. In fact, it took me quite a lot of self-conviencing to bring myself to that point of being ready to get pregnant again.

I know there are a lot of women out there who LOVE being pregnant, and have woderful things to say about that whole experiance. I can't relate to them at all. Throughout my first pregnancy, as in this present one, I've experianced almost every symptom and discomfort in the book, starting with the ever so popular nausea (& vomitting) and heart-burns, to the less known ones like constant bitter taste in your mouth, itching, and many many more... Fun right?!

Apart from all the physical symptoms, I'm extremely uncofortable in my own skin during the pregnancy (and the months after giving birth), I don't feel sexy or glowing or feminine in any way.

I don't mean to sound so bitter, though I know I am doing quite a lot of complaining here, but I really wanted to express that other side of pregnant women. It's not all fun and games, we do sacrifise a lot, and it's not all peaches & roses on the road to becoming a parent.

With all that said and done, I'll say it again- I am so very thrilled and excited to be having another baby! I'm expected to give birth at the end of January, and I think that what most excites me right now is seeing how Noam, our son, will accept a new baby brother or sister. He has a cousin who is just about a year younger than him, and he absolutely adores her! He loves showing her stuff and playing with her, and he huggs and kisses her all the time. He will be the best big brother ever :)

(Noam and his cousin)

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