Yes it feels a lot more surreal than with number 1. I feel like it should be the opposite because we know what to expect it should be less surreal, but it is much much more surreal for me. I was so ready to meet my baby with my first, and had a horrible pregnancy. I just wanted this thing done.
With this one, I am so not ready for a newborn because now I know how hard it was. I can't wrap my head around the fact that I only have 7 weeks left, and if I have the baby early like DS that's only 4 weeks- ah. It will be nice to get my body back, but then I have to go through 6 weeks of bleeding and I had an awful time with breastfeeding, so really I don't get my body back until I wean or breastfeeding magically becomes easy for me which it never did with DS.
Add in sleep deprivation with going back to work, and I'm quit content to be pregnant and in denial about how soon the baby will be here- ahhh again.