Showing posts from May, 2007

My first belly picture

Here I am at 15 weeks, and since I'm starting to show I thought I'd take a belly picture :) I am feeling better than I was. I mostly feel okay, but I still get bouts of nausea throughout the day. I have been really tired this week, so the baby must be growing a lot! I look forward to feeling the little guy or gal move in the next few weeks :)

Pregnancy & Eating

I'd always heard people say how their tastes change during pregnancy, but I didn't quite understand until now. The sterotypical image of a pregnant women eating a pickle with ice cream always disgusted me. I've always prided myself on being a healthy eater; I try to stay away from fast food, I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, I cook very healthy and stick to low fat/low cal, nutritious recipes. Apparently growing a baby inside of you changes all of that. Lately I have to force myself to eat vegetables, and do not like them at all (with the exception of salad). Once a flavor aficionado, I am now queen of the bland. What has happened to me? It's like my eating habits were replaced by a child's. I have definitely digressed. Matt, once amazed and proud of my culinary mastery (okay, so maybe I wasn't a master, but I can cook pretty good), is lucky if he gets one meal a week, and it's usually something bland. Pasta and Mexican food are my friends, an…


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We heard the heartbeat!

I had a Dr. appointment today, and all went well. I thought I was going to get an ultrasound, but it turns out I didn't :( We did however get to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It was pretty cool...very loud and healthy, and also fast (which is normal). It was neat to hear some proof that there really is a baby in my tummy :) So far it hasn't really felt real. Its felt real in the sense that I've been sick, and definitely do not feel normal, but it hasn't felt all that real yet because I can't see or feel the baby yet. All that said, it felt more real today :)

In five more weeks I get to have an ultrasound, and if the baby cooperates, we will get to find out the sex. I have a feeling it's a girl, but who really knows :) We will be happy no matter what, we just pray for a healthy baby.

I have had 2 days this week so far that I have felt good, so that is an improvement. Hopefully I am on the upswing and will leave nausea behind me :) On Monday I wa…

We're having a baby!

I set up this blog a while ago, but really haven't felt the need to blog. However now that we have exciting news and details to share, I think this would be the perfect place to do so :) The newest development in our lives is that we are very eagerly anticipating the arrival of our first child in November (around Nov. 12th to be exact). We are very excited to enter this next phase in our lives. It is amazing to think that there is a little baby growing inside of me. I am addicted to reading anything and everything about the development of the baby. I am subscribed to 4 different websites that e-mail me every week and tell me the changes going on with both the baby and me. I get very excited each week when I recieve the e-mails.

Tomorrow I will be 13 weeks pregnant, and I will start my second trimester. I am pretty excited about that, because my first trimester hasn't been all that easy. I have been plauged by nausea almost 24-7, but thankfully I haven't thrown up…