Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baby Landis has a heartbeat!

7 weeks 1 day
Today I had an ultrasound and we got to see the flicker of the little bean's heart beating. The nurse also turned on the doppler and we heard it. A solid 135 beats per minute. I know ultrasounds can be hard to read so I'll try to translate. The cross on the right side is the head, the one of the left is the tail. The little semi-circle below is the amniotic sac. It was pretty encouraging to see something a lot bigger than last time. Afterwards I got a whole spill on what I can and can't do. Plus lots of free books and pamphlets. Then I got 8 vials of blood taken, which was not too fun. Anyways we are super excited to see that the little one is growing and it all is starting to feel very real now!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello Blueberry

7 week belly
Today I'm seven weeks and our little one is the size of a blueberry. My bloating has actually gone down so I think I might be smaller than I was last week. Or that might just be wishful thinking seeing as I couldn't button my jeans this weekend. Thank goodness for rubberbands!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So Hungry!

It's not even 12 and I've already had breakfast, a snack, and lunch. The sad part is I'm still hungry! I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who actually has an appetite the first trimester but this is getting hard to maintain. I think we might run out of food. :) On top of that I think I want to take a nap.  

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pregnancy Fun

Last week began the oh so interesting food cravings. I always thought I would be a super healthy eater when pregnant. Not so lucky so far. First was greasy Japanese. Something I can eat occasionally but, usually only go when Mark wants it. Second was garlic bread. Pretty strange since I rarely eat it. The most recent is the weirdest of all. Hot dog with chili. Maybe not bizarre for most pregant women but, most people who know me know that I don't eat beef or pork. Honestly the last time I had a hotdog was probably 7 years ago. So you can imagine the look Mark gave me when that came out of my mouth. The cruel thing is I can't even eat hot dogs!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

6 weeks

So I'm 6 weeks today. Our little one is the size of sweet pea. Obviously my stomach looks the same since it is all bloat at this point. But, I posted the pics anyway for reference. The other picture is suppose to illustrate the size of Baby Landis. Next week is our 7 week ultrasound where we will hear the heartbeat! It can't get here fast enough. I'll definitely post pictures of our little bean.

Baby books

I finally got some pregnancy books! Yesterday I borrowed 3 and received 1 in the mail. I still have 3 coming. Maybe a little overkill. But hopefully it will enlighten me. Marlow has really enjoyed them. He thinks they are his new bed.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Chinese Gender Prediction

So according to ancient chinese methods we're having a boy! Although this is completely silly it's fun to think about. I do have a strong feeling it is a boy. We'll see if mothers intuition holds true.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Too Cute

I know it is a little early to be looking at baby clothes. But, this is so precious! "Tweet me Nice" This is going to be fun. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

5 weeks!

So I definitely started gagging today. I suppose it could be the start of morning sickness but it seems a little early. Although I welcome any signs of pregnancy. It is unpleasant at times but nice to be reassured something is happening in there.  I'm also feeling fatigue, wanting to take a nap at 10am and ready for bed at 9pm. I'm officially 5 weeks now so the hormones are flowing causing all these symptoms. According to The Nest our baby is the size of an apple seed and the organs are starting to form. Next week Baby Landis will be a sweet pea!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Morning Sickness?

I think I'm experiencing "morning sickness." Not that I feel like throwing up but I do feel slightly nauseated. But, at least at this point I still feel like eating. Thats why I'm still unsure if this is an official a symptom. I woke up at 5am feeling this way and again felt that way after breakfast. Oh did I mention I have indigestion after everything I eat?? The joys of pregnancy!

First belly pics

4 weeks and 6 day bloat
This is my bloat after breakfast at 9am. 

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I have gone from being shocked to super planning mode. I picked up some Target brand pre-natal vitamins which I think should do until the Dr. says otherwise. I've given up my much loved morning coffee. I know that you can technically have a little bit of caffeine but, I figured better to be safe. Plus I love the extra grande cups of coffee. So transitioning is a good thing since I have been drinking tons of water. Something I have never been keen on in the past. Although that does result in constant bathroom breaks. Plus I keep finding more and more things I CAN'T have to eat. Who knew there were so many forbidden things. I wish I had some yummy sushi before I found because now I won't have a spicy tuna roll for quite some time. But, the end result is worth the sacrifice. 

Happily surprised

So....We're having a baby! Mark and I are still getting use to the idea. After two days of freaking out, three positive HPT's, and disbelief it is starting to sink in. Plus the extreme bloating is pretty hard to ignore. (I'll post pics later) I feel like everyone can already tell but, Mark thinks I'm crazy. I was pleasantly surprised with how calm we have become and excited. We are going to try to keep this a secret awhile. We'll see how that goes. I was only asked four times yesterday when Mark and I were going to start a family.Haha. I try to brush it off without looking too obvious. But, I have a feeling I look coy. My first Doctor visit is in a week. When I first called I assumed they would want me to drive right on over. Little did I know they think HPT's are pretty reliable. So they don't want to see me until week 6 which is July 15th. Then in August we get to hear the heartbeat! I'm not sure I will stay with my regular Dr. but I assumed I would attend the first appointment until I can do my research. I'm interested in a birth center in Chapel Hill which makes Mark nervous. But, we are to attend a tour of the place and if insurance works out I hope to switch over. I really would prefer to have a midwife. If this place ends up being too pricey I have another option at UNC with a midwife. It is surprising how few midwives there are in the triangle. I did a search of NC and of course there are in the Western part of the state. But, I'm hoping things go smoothly in finding a place to give birth. Anyways did I mention I'm getting sooo excited!! Our baby will be here early March. :)