I’ve had the same conversation with quite a few people lately and thought I would share. My “morning sickness”, read “all day and night sickness”, is so different this time than before. I already shared how it started 2 weeks earlier this time but there are also a few other differences. Previously, I had a constant underlying nausea that never really went away and was always present. This time, it is still constantly there to a much lesser degree but then huge waves of nausea will come over me out of the blue for a few minutes and I have to wait for them to pass to continue on. I have also been waking up in the middle of the night super nauseated. Luckily, most of the time I’m able to go back to sleep. The best thing about this time is that I don’t seem to have any real food aversions that make me want to immediately vomit. Thinking about food in general makes me queasy but so far eating any of it makes me feel momentarily better. Overall, I feel like I am able to function through the day better than I have in the past but the waves are rough and I am more tired than I remember being previously. I think that has to do with not sleeping well at night. Not having food aversions makes life much easier this time around, though.
With all of these differences, I can’t help but wonder if this baby might be a girl. Through all my pregnancies, I have only carried one girl but she was a twin with her brother so I don’t know what being pregnant with just a girl would be like for me.