Tuesday, March 5, 2013

19 Weeks and Counting

We had our mid-term ultrasound yesterday morning!  Everything looks wonderful and right on target with growth and anatomy.  The baby was apparently laying on the placenta -- like a giant bean bag chair.  *Glad you're not hesitating to make yourself comfortable in there!  Just make sure you're ready to vacate the premises after 27 July (Tasha & Steve's wedding).*  Anyway, the little one just has quite a bit more growing to do over the next 20+ weeks.  At this point in the pregnancy, I have gotten over the hump (I hope, anyway) of the not-so-fun symptoms.  I haven't had any nausea or cramping like I did during the first trimester.  The only bothersome stuff I'm experiencing at this point are some normal aches and pains and light-headedness.  It's all well worth it though :-)  I'm a lot more active (thanks to ditching the 3hr round-trip commute everyday and having to single-mom it on the farm half the time) during this pregnancy, so I think that has helped me feel pretty darn good to this point.  I hope it continues!

I probably should've warned you to put on sunglasses to shield your eyes from my dreadfully pale skin...sorry.

We will certainly keep you posted (hopefully a bit better than we have been) for the duration of the pregnancy.  In the mean time, here are a few pictures of the newest addition to the Gilles Clan.

Same little nose as Riley (and the same camera shyness as well).

Quit wiggling just long enough to get a few good profile shots.

Cute little foot!
And now for one of the most highly anticipated images...

We love you and are so excited to meet you, sweet baby girl!

6 comments:

  1. Yee Haw!!!!
    I'm already in love with this little bundle of joy.
    Grandma

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  2. Hooray! Ash, you look stupendous.

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  3. You look great! I was HUGE by 19 weeks - or at least huge compared to you. I probably need to work on a farm when I'm pregnant so I can stay trim :)

    Love the pictures. Hope everything continues to go smoothly and enjoyably

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  4. Great pictures! YaY! Another red headed girl in the family. I had a strong feeling it would be a girl. How lucky for her to have Riley for a protective big brother. Ashley you look wonderful.

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  5. Well I'm a horrible follower and I'm way late to the party but CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you guys! I remember my second pregnancy while Peter was deployed all too well...not easy. But way easier than running a farm at the same time, I'm sure! I hope it's all downhill from here for you, many prayers!

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