Dear Crissy

Hello, second trimester

Today, I am 14 weeks, and 3 days pregnant. To answer the first question that you may have on your mind, yes, I am still sick. That said, I have a lot of hope that the end of nausea and vomiting is near, as the dark cloud of illness lifted at 17 weeks when I was pregnant with Evan. Please join me in the crossing of all of your fingers and toes that history repeats itself.

In addition to the unrelenting nausea, I have been experiencing some really terrible headaches with this pregnancy. With my first pregnancy, I actually never had a headache until the week I went into labor, so, there are days now when I feel like I am pretty much out of commission all around.

Two paragraphs of physical complaints, and I will start the third by declaring one thing. I suck at being pregnant. It is officially, official.

That said, I have an appointment for my 20-week anatomy scan, where hopefully (baby cooperating), I’ll be able to find out if this baby is a little boy, or girl. I’m pretty excited about this, and my appointment is the day before Evan’s birthday, so, it’s going to be a pretty awesome week!

Do I want a boy, or a girl, you ask? Well, both? I would love for Evan to have a brother, and likewise, having a little girl would be awesome for any mom. I really don’t have any kind of intuition about what I’m having… some days I think boy, for sure, and some days I think maybe it is a girl! What do you think?

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  1. Anthony from CharismaticKid — June 30, 2011 @ 11:17 am (#)

    I’m wondering what names you have planned for both instances.


  2. geekbabe — June 30, 2011 @ 11:18 am (#)

    Everyday I check hoping to see you post or tweet that you are feeling better. Little in life is easy but being that sick all of the time really stinks!


  3. Chelsea — June 30, 2011 @ 11:32 am (#)

    Keeping my fingers crossed extra tight that your sickness leaves sooner, rather than later! Can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or girl!


  4. Natalie — June 30, 2011 @ 11:42 am (#)

    My sickness is only in the evenings, but I am experiencing the same thing with head aches. I was telling my Hubs just this past weekend (Im 14 weeks and 4 days!) I feel worthless around here. My son has nothing to do and I have no energy or anything for him. I don’t do dinners lately because I get sick in the evenings, so I can’t stand to be around food. And the house, oh you should see the house! My 1st pregnancy was nothing like this one, so I as well am hoping things subside soon!! I haven’t blogged in almost 2 weeks!
    Fingers crossed for ya!


  5. Krystal — June 30, 2011 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    Hopefully your morning sickness settles down since your in the second trimester. When I was pregnant with my second one I had all the old wives tales/signs that it would be a…I ended up with another boy, but all along I pretty much KNEW I would have another boy.


  6. denise — June 30, 2011 @ 4:06 pm (#)

    I think it’s (the knowing) in God’s hands for now!


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  8. Melissa — June 30, 2011 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    Hoping you feel better soon…


  9. Dusty B — June 30, 2011 @ 5:37 pm (#)

    YAY!!!! I was a bit worse with my daughter, but it may have been hormonal since they were 11 years apart (my body got older/grosser). HA! My son adores our daughter, and there’s nothing in the world like having an awesome big brother!


  10. Mimi — June 30, 2011 @ 6:16 pm (#)

    Ahhhh either would be a great addition to the family. It’ll just be a different dynamic depending on the gender! Praying you start feeling better SOON!


  11. Kelly — June 30, 2011 @ 9:48 pm (#)

    I had horrible headaches with my daughter so I’m gonna say girl! Hopefully the hypermesis ends and you’re feeling better soon!


  12. Kay M. — July 3, 2011 @ 12:49 am (#)

    I am thinking that since there are some different symptoms with this pregnancy, it is probably a girl…believe me, they will give you more headaches before they are grown. Whatever it is, I wish you luck, and hope you get to feeling better soon!


  13. Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense — July 5, 2011 @ 9:04 pm (#)

    Let’s hope, I’m crossing everything over here in Germany! We are visiting for two weeks.

    Let me guess…I think it’s going to be a…boy.


  14. Kimberly — July 8, 2011 @ 9:01 am (#)

    I’m sorry to hear that you are so sick with this pregnancy. It always amazes me that it seems like no two pregnancies are alike. I was sick as a dog with my oldest and gained a ton of weight. I wasn’t sick with my youngest but I also lost weight (it was a rough pregnancy).

    Good luck! I hope all goes well.

    Boy or girl, as long as it’s healthy.


  15. Nichol — July 15, 2011 @ 10:22 pm (#)

    I wanted to stop by and say hello Crissy I haven’t been by. I hope you are doing well. I had major headaches when I was pregnant with my daughter, dreadful! Hope you get to feeling better soon.


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