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Ashlee's Pregnancy Journal

Week 21
~ Happy Birthday to Me!

This week I celebrated my 27th birthday. It was a bit less exciting than usual, but it was still good. I spent the day with my husband. He took me shopping and I bought a couple of maternity outfits. It is strange to think that I am now much closer to 30 than I am 20.

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My appetite seems to be picking up lately. For the first three months I could barely eat a thing because my nausea was so horrible. I actually lost 10 pounds during that time. I have now officially gained the entire 10 pounds back, but I suppose technically my weight gain at this point is 0. I am hoping not to gain too much weight with this pregnancy. I gained 60 pounds with my daughter and was never able to lose the last 20. This time around I am hoping to gain about 25 pounds or less.

Recently my lower back has begun to really hurt. I seem to have some sort of pinched nerve as well. If I turn just the right way, a sharp pain goes down my bottom and down my left leg. I suppose this is all part of the joys of pregnancy, so I am trying to just "grin and bear it". I have been trying not to complain too much. I am so excited about having a healthy baby and don't want to sound ungrateful by whining.

Only 19 more weeks . . . I can't wait to see my little girl.

~ Ashlee

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