Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Starting to show

Either Tammy needs to lay off the cookies, or she has a baby growing inside her tummy (or maybe both! Haha) Just thought we'd share some pics of my little baby bump.

16 weeks!!


We went camping last night and tried out our new tent and sleeping bags. I think we were pretty much the first campers of the season at the camp ground, but it was a lot of fun. We ate hamburgers and chips for dinner. Nic chilled our rootbeer in the river while we prepared dinner. My favorite thing to eat was the corn on the cob. We threw the corn in our fire coals, turned it over once, and a few minutes later it was done. After peeling the husk off, we had a perfectly
cooked corn on the cob!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Baby's heartbeat!!!

Today Nic and I got to hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time!!! My doctor found it right away and it sounded so clear. The heartrate was about 140 beats per minute and was the most exciting noise!!! I can't stop smiling today because of the miracle of life!!

You can hear a similar fetal heartbeat at this website.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Coming October 2008!!

We are very excited about the newest addition to the Arnold Family, expected to arrive October 19, 2008!!

We found out the day before Valentine's Day. Nic was at work when I did the first test. I couldn't wait until he got home!!!!

Another positive test after Nic got home from work!

We love reading the weekly updates about our baby through email. One week said that our baby was the size of a blueberry, so now we've nicnamed our baby "the blueberry." We are about 14 weeks now and the lastest update is that our baby is about the size of the average fist. It keeps on growing!!

On Wednesday our doctor is supposed to do a doppler to listen for the baby's heartbeat!!! We are so excited!!!

We are also very excited that Baby Arnold will have a cousin born approximately the same time!! Gena's baby is expected to arrive October 17, 2008!

Pregnancy has brought some morning sickness and fatigue. Nic likes to tease me about my sleeping ability. On my days off, I can take a 3 hour nap, go to sleep at 8PM, and sleep in 'till 9 in the morning. I always seem to be tired.

I've been feeling better lately though, though I still have a hard time dealing with food. For example, these are my comfort foods right now:

The strangest craving has been taco bell! I rarely liked taco bell before I was pregnant

Here are some foods I cannot eat right now:

I used to LOVE chocolate, but I CANNOT seem to stand it right now. I've tried a few times, but the texture and aftertaste do not settle well with me. Maybe being pregnant will help break some of my chocolate binging habits. Haha!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fun with balloons!

The Easter Bunny brought Nic balloons in his basket and we had a lot of fun making things with them.