Category: Pregnancy

Smurfberry ultrasound update

Smurfberry ultrasound update

Friday we had our 19 week appointment that involved an ultrasound. We would have been able to find out the gender then, but we already knew earlier from our genetic testing. Smurfberry is definitely a boy. Oh boy, he was not shy at all. We were told he is measuring in the 91st percentile in growth, so he will definitely be a big boy. I’m sure he’ll be tall and take after hubby. I wonder how long until he’s taller than me? I mean I’m only 5 foot 3. Anyway it was so amazing to see him moving around during […]

Posted June 29, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 3 Comments
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My product purchases so far this pregnancy

My product purchases so far this pregnancy

I haven’t purchased too many things yet this pregnancy. I’m doing my best to be frugal because I know a lot of expenses are on the horizon. But these few products that I did have to buy have been life savers for me. The belly band. Not the kind that supports your back in your final months, but the one that extends the life of your pre-pregnancy clothes. It sits on top of your unbuttoned pants so that you can continue wearing your old clothes for as long as you can. I’m going to mention both items that I bought […]

Posted June 16, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Why can’t I picture it yet?

Why can’t I picture it yet?

Hubby and I have been trying to have the names discussion and we realize that we are on a completely different page when it comes to possible boy names. Girl names we can agree on, since we both like pretty sounding girl names. But for a boy’s name, he wants something tough and strong (aka no “pansy” names), and I of course want something that sounds nice and cute. He keeps telling me, picture the boy with that name, not the baby, but the boy. And I just can’t. I can’t even picture the baby! I can’t picture anything! So […]

Posted June 11, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 6 Comments
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Food aversions and cravings

Food aversions and cravings

So I’ve had some interesting changes in my tastes and I thought it would be a good idea to document them and see if others had similar experiences. I very quickly stopped being able to eat a salad. Just the lettuce texture and salad dressing smell was an instant turn-off for me. Lately I haven’t been able to eat bread. Like, sorry honey you just grilled these awesome burgers but that bun is gross to me right now. I’ve also gotten even more intolerant to spicy food. I used to be able to handle a little hot. Now I can’t […]

Posted May 26, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 2 Comments
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Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

That’s right, there’s a Smurfberry growing in my belly! (That’s the nickname we started using, and it is just too cute.) I know, I’m as surprised as you! I mean, I know I agreed to do this, but I don’t think I actually believed it would happen. I’m still not sure I believe it, but I guess the photo doesn’t lie. Also, it appears this profile that I got from my Daddy which made me be nothing but chin as a child is being passed on to my little one. Sorry in advance, Smurfberry. I’m finishing up my 12th week […]

Posted May 11, 2014 by Julie in Family, Health, Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 13 Comments
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