Tell us about your pregnancy:
*Whew... pregnancy has been no easy ride for me. Firstly, I'm a competitive cheerleading coach as well as a wedding photographer. Both include being active and on your feet for long periods of time (as well as pretending to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm even when you really don't). So the first trimester and half of the second was consumed by chronic nausea and throwing up. I ended up loosing weight instead of gaining because of the condition. Luckily, my doctors prescribed me the miracle drug, Diclegis, to assist with the throwing up and I started feeling like I could function again! Now that I'm nearing the end, my sickness has passed and I've just been able to enjoy my sweet belly and finish strong!
Although I wanted to have the most perfect pregnancy ever (haha yeah right), I've definitely done my fair share of "not-supposed-to's". Because I was so sick in my first trimester, taking a prenatal vitamin was a no-go for me. I also couldn't keep down water, salads or "bland" foods, so hickory fries, coke and chips were about all I could keep down regularly. Also, I rode roller coasters at 14 weeks in Disney World, got a finger tattoo, demonstrated way too many gymnastics skills at work... the list definitely goes on but I'll stop there. The best thing I've learned is to give yourself grace in pregnancy and allow yourself a coke every now and then!