My Second Pregnancy: Ten Weeks

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Well, I’ve reached that awkward point in my pregnancy where it looks like I’m starting to get a beer gut. My stomach definitely wasn’t convex this early in my last pregnancy, but I guess that’s to be expected in a second pregnancy. I haven’t technically gained any weight yet but I’m sure there are things moving around (i.e.: bye-bye muscle, hello baby fat). Oh well. At this point in my last pregnancy I had already gained about 5lbs so (I hope) I’m on the right track. I’ve definitely been indulging where I shouldn’t be, though.
The good news is that I had my first baby dream last night!!! I could see the baby perfectly and for a long period of time. It was weird, though, because in the dream Eva was a lot older. My Dad and I were having lunch with her and her new boyfriend. My Dad was sitting next to baby #2, who was a boy in the dream. My Dad leaned over to him and said, “This guy thinks he’s real smooth, doesn’t he?” Hahaha. The baby didn’t say anything but gave a look of agreement.
I don’t know what the dream means, but according to old wives’ tales if you dream of a boy, you’re having a girl (or vice versa). I don’t remember having any dreams with Eva where I could determine her sex (before I found out she was a girl), so I can’t really apply this to my first pregnancy. What about you? Was the old wives’ tale true with you?
Both of these photos were taken first thing in the morning… By the end of the day (hell, even after breakfast) the belly is way bigger.


  1. I dreamt of my daughter when I was in college about a decade before I had her. This same little girl appeared in my dreams several times for many years. Somehow I always knew I’d someday have a girl. In my dream, the little girl had curly reddish hair and green eyes. When I look at my daughter now (she’s 2.5 years old) it’s amazing to me how much she looks like the baby I dreamt of for so many years. My daughter has curly brown hair but there are streaks of red. Her eyes are are light brown with a greenish band. Sometimes when the light hits her eyes a certain way her eyes look olive green. Back in college I told a friend about these dreams and she told me that it meant this soul had chosen me to be her mother. Gives me goosebumps. When I finally got pregnant almost a decade after the dreams began, I just knew in my heart that I was carrying a girl. When the sonogram confirmed it was a girl I gasped. It took my breath away. Every day is amazing because her looks and personality are exactly how I dreamt it would be. I also knew she’d be a lefty. When she was 5 months old I told a friend that I just had a feeling she’d be a lefty. Lo and behold, it seems that she is a lefty. Anyway, I think dreams are a beautiful mystery. But during pregnancy I feel that the soul of the child connects to it’s mother in an inexplicable way. I know I probably sound like a crazy person but maybe your baby is sending you the message, “Hi mommy. I’m your son.”


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