Well, many of you have asked how I am feeling so I figured I better do an update to tell you about this pregnancy so far. I found out I was pregnant on June 9th. Between 1 and 2 weeks later I began feeling pretty sick. Pregnancy does not seem to agree with me very well. I was sick when I was pregnant with Julianne for about 4 months. I think I only threw up once with her but just felt sleepy and nauseous all day, every day. This pregnancy, most days I feel really good in the mornings and then around 1p.m. it all goes down hill and I feel yucky. Then there are days like this past Saturday when I am sick ALL DAY. I have also had the pleasure of throwing up with this baby (about 4 times now).
I have a bit more energy than I had during my pregnancy with Julianne on days that I feel good. Shaun's parents have been here for the past week so we have been on the go almost everyday and I'm hanging in so far. We are taking it easy at home today and they leave in the morning. Shaun's sister and her family get here tomorrow evening so I'm hoping I can hang in there for another week of fun activities.
I had my first Dr. appt. this past Friday and met my new Dr. The Dr. who I had with Julianne has since quit private practice and I'm pretty sad about that because I loved her. This new Dr. that I am seeing was nice and I think I will like her...as Shaun said "she'll do". We have a Dr. appt. next Wednesday with the specialist where we will start all of our genetic testing, etc. I will have an ultrasound that day and then again somewhere around 15 weeks. Stay tuned for a multitude of ultrasound pictures (I think I had a total of 7 ultrasounds with Julianne). And yes, we will be finding out the gender. I never understand when people say they don't want to find out because they want it to be a surprise. It's still a surprise no matter when you find out and in my case it allows me to channel all of my OCD energy into preparing the baby's room. I'm not a big fan of gender neutral rooms (as you can tell by Julianne's ultra girly room) so I feel like I have to know. Plus, if this baby is a boy, we will have some serious shopping to do.
So what do you think? Boy or girl? I created a poll on the right hand side. If you believe in any of the theories here are some hints:
-baby's heartbeat has consistently been in the high 150's
-Chinese calendar says it is a girl
-I am a bit more sick this time around than I was in my pregnancy with Julianne
Happy guessing! I am just hoping for a healthy baby who sleeps well! :)