7 weeks of hibernation

August 16th. That was the date of my last post. It’s been almost seven weeks since I’ve written anything here. We’ve had so much going on, and I actually have a ton of unfinished posts just waiting to be finished. But let me start by telling you about BlogHer. BlogHer? Almost two months ago. That BlogHer? Yes, that BlogHer.

I was so excited to go to BlogHer, I had an amazing time. I finally got to meet lots of really great people. I admire these women, and am so lucky that I got the chance to spend some time with them. While I was getting ready for Blogher one morning, I had a couple of dizzy spells. I actually thought it was because I was wearing high heels for the first time in several years. I realize now how silly that sounds. I really didn’t think anything of it until I got home and came down with felt like the flu. The same flu never seemed to go away. Little did we know, it wasn’t the flu at all.

It looks like Emma is going to be a big sister! Gulp. That’s right. I’m pregnant!

Ok, so I didn’t have the flu. Just a second pregnancy. For those of you who were around for my last pregnancy, you know a couple of things. One, it took a long time for us to conceive with Emma. And two, I was sick for almost the entire pregnancy. Very sick. So sick that I cried almost every day. This time is no different. In fact, it feels worse than the first time. I haven’t been able to respond to emails, write a post, or read other wonderful blogs that keep me sane. I’m just too sick. All. The. Time. I have moments now and then, like a break in the clouds, where I’m able to enjoy a special treat and quick check in on Twitter. But those times have become few and far between.

This pregnancy was also a surprise. Doug and I had started to give in to the thought that Emma might end up an only child. Just like with Emma, this pregnancy happened when we least expected it. Funny how much things can really change in an instant!

Now we are running in circles. Since we thought Emma was our one and only, we donated all of our baby things. You’d think things couldn’t change that much in three years but we are really surprised. We’re really lucky that so many of our friends have had babies that we might just luck out with a few hand-me-downs.

I think what I’m going to enjoy most this time around is seeing Emma get ready for her role as a big sister. It breaks my heart a little that she won’t be my only baby anymore. But I’m looking forward to seeing how she grows into being a big sister, and the adventures our new baby will bring us.

15 comments

  1. Joan

    Congratulations!! I am sure Emma will do great. She has some good examples in the adults in her life. You are very articulate and good at what you do. I hope that your system will calm a little if only to allow a few moments to enjoy your pregnancy. I was one of the lucky ones and not ill at all with mine. I hoping for good blessings and a safe journey for you.

  2. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks Joan! I’m so jealous that you wen’t sick! I’m hoping this time will go by fast!

  3. So cool! Sorry it makes you so sick, but super stoked you’re having another kid. Woo!

  4. Katie

    A friend of mine suffers from this same syndrome, I can’t remember the name, however this time (after 5 miscarriages) her doctors have put her on a Zofran pump to stop the non-stop vomiting and she is now 31 weeks along. Good luck to you and yours.

  5. donna

    congratulations!! I was sick every day all day with my 2. My prayers are with you, I know how hard it is, especially having to take care of another child. I was even sick during delivery, but the reward is worth it all. congratulations again and hang in there.

  6. Cam!!! I am so excited for you! Congratulations!!!!! No wonder you didn’t want to come drink wine in Sacramento!!! Ha!

  7. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Don’t worry, I’m sure with 2 kids we’ll be drinking a lot more! ;)

  8. Jessica

    Many congratulations to you! Hope you get a little relief from the sickness soon.

  9. Mamajoie3

    So Happy for you Congrats!

  10. Isabelle Nicolas Baeck

    Hi Cam,
    Congrats on #2! Surprises like these are amazing (and scary & so many other things too…). I hope you are able to find some relief with this pregnancy – I have nothing to recco :(
    I’m auctioning off a bunch of Juney’s baby gear, maybe there something in the collection you guys have use for? I’ll link you up.
    Again, congrats to you all! Enjoy the ride!
    /Isa et June

  11. CONGRATS!!! About the pregnancy that is, not the endless nausea (in case that wasn’t clear). And this is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE your design! The footer, the header, just everything is fabulous!

  12. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Thanks Megan. It really helps to have a designer for a husband! ;)

  13. Regina

    Congrats!! I felt a little sad too when my youngest was on the way for his older brother to have to share the spotlight and our attention. It turns out they are each other’s biggest fans and best friends! (but of course still fight at times) My prenatal vitamins helped me with my [all-day] sickness, I hope you find something to help you, it’s not fun being sick for nine months. I hear something called ginger beer is great, like a stronger version of ginger ale.

  14. Regina

    not alcoholic! lol I didn’t specify that.

  15. Cam nothankyouplease.com

    Ha, I get it Regina but it’s tempting at times! ;)

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