I have always heard that each pregnancy is different. I have to say, I am starting to believe this is true.
Hoss was a large baby who liked to hang out very high up in utero, around my ribs and lungs. Trust me, this did not make for easy breathing, but it was tolerable. Also with Hoss, I don't recall problems sleeping. Actually, I recall being able to do little else other than sleep. I would crawl home from work and collapse. I didn't cook dinner or do 4 loads of laundry. I only slept.
This Little Man has different preferences than Hoss. This one likes to hang out really low in my pelvis. He likes to make my back hurt and my hips hurt and he keeps me up half the night due to these lovely pains. Just this morning, the pain decided to stick around and I am waddling around as my lower back and hips are aching. Or maybe all the pain is just because I'm older. Either way, this pain is for the birds!
I am also finding I must push through the tiredness this time. If I am tired, I don't get a choice. I must cook dinner, do the 4 loads of laundry, bathe Hoss, get him in bed and eventually collapse into bed myself. (Along with the help of Hubs!) Plus, I am getting up hours earlier than I did when pregnant with Hoss, since I have to get him to school on time.
This pregnancy is different, but I'm happy to be experiencing it all. It is worth it!