There are so many things I forgot about while being pregnant. I've been going through my belly book (week-by-week play book of what was going on with me during the pregnancy) and found several things I forgot. One of the symptoms I didn't remember is the Braxton-Hicks. I had them with Aiden starting at 12 weeks. Braxton-Hicks contractions are minor practice contractions that happen in some pregnancies. They are not debilitating, just annoying. I get them whenever I am active, like when I walk across campus or when I'm moving boxes around at work. I've been having them a lot for the past few days. Just in time for busy Thanksgiving!
I'm already noticing some of the hindering aspects of having a baby bump. It's larger than it was last time at this point, but it's not gigantic by any means. Yet. But I have had trouble getting out of the car in parking lots a few times. I can't just suck this puppy in anymore. I have a feeling things are going to get more difficult when it comes to getting Aiden in his car seat. It's one thing to slip in through the cramped area. But to stand in it, life a child and then buckle him in. I'm going to have to start allotting more time to do things so I can let Aiden do more for himself - like climbing in and out of the car.
I'm finding I have much less patience for pregnancy-related problems this time around. I don't know if it's because I have to take care of another child or if it's the lack of newness. Last time it was the first time I was experiencing any of it, and if I wanted to sit all day and take a nap, I did. Oh the days when I was free!