Today marks the end of my second trimester; tomorrow I will be 28 weeks pregnant and a mere 12 weeks away from meeting our daughter for the first time--simply amazing! The second trimester started out rough with my second visit to the E.R., but was truly a blessing because it was then that I finally received treatment for hypermesis gravidarum. I struggled with taking the medication, not wanting it to have any negative side effects for baby, but I needed to take it to start gaining back the ten pounds I had lost the first four months. Unfortunately, I still need to take Zofran in the morning to stop the morning sickness, but it's certainly improved how I feel during this pregnancy. These last three months also brought the joy of feeling and seeing her kick, AND finding out that we're having a girl. Now that the last trimester is beginning I'm starting to experience back pain and the return of exhaustion, but that all leads us one step closer to our daughter. Click on the button below to see a video of how she'll develop in the next three months.
P.S. I will be out of town for Kali's wedding until Sunday (without internet access) and will return to blogging on Monday.
8/19/2012 12:30:32 am
You can't know this unless I comment, but I HAVE been following your blog, Dear Ashley, and enjoying your journey into motherhood. You daughter is one LUCKY babe to have two such doting parents and two such faithful puppies - loved Wilma on your tummy!
8/21/2012 01:00:33 am
Hi Bunnie! I'm happy to hear you follow us on the blog. It's been fun to document this journey. We can't wait to see you in October! If it's not cool enough for Dawson in the car, I know Zu and Wil would love to play with him at the house. Hope you're doing well. We love you both.
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