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!


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

  2. Hooray! Ash, you look stupendous.

  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

  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.

  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!