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5 things that make pregnancy oh so glamorous /sarcasm

5 things that make pregnancy oh so glamorous /sarcasm

There are things we are commonly warned about that occur in pregnancy, such as stretch marks and nausea. But there are also other interesting tidbits about being pregnant, especially in the 3rd trimester, that maybe not all of us are aware of. Here are a few observations I’ve made recently that show just how UN-glamorous pregnancy can be. Come have a chuckle with me and enjoy the list. 5 things that make pregnancy oh-so glamorous. Hemorrhoids. Yep, apparently these are common. Yech. Not only are you constipated a lot, but when you do go, it isn’t all that pleasant. TMI? […]

Posted October 15, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, TopPosts, / 26 Comments
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Gestational Diabetes and the managed carb diet. Pricking your finger is no fun.

Gestational Diabetes and the managed carb diet. Pricking your finger is no fun.

Late in my second trimester I had to do what every pregnant woman gets to do in the mid-20th weeks – take the glucose tolerance test. Well, I failed the 1 hour test, as many people do, and I was really trying to be optimistic about having to take the 3 hour test. Unlike the 1 hour, you have to be fasting for the 3 hour. So not only do I have to skip breakfast, but I have to have my blood taken 4 times, before, and at each hour after drinking the extremely sweet stuff, and not be able […]

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Supernatural Convention #DallasCon

Supernatural Convention #DallasCon

The weekend of September 20th hubby and I attended a convention for our favorite show: Supernatural!  I know I’ve blogged about how amazing this show is multiple times, so it should be no surprise that we finally decided to go to a con. The convention was in Dallas, which is about a 4 hour drive from Houston. We drove up Friday evening and I only bought us general admission for Saturday and Sunday. The con really started on Friday, and there were plenty of people who shelled out all the money to get the Gold seats. Sure, the Gold package […]

Posted September 30, 2014 by Julie in Entertainment, TopPosts, Travel, / 28 Comments
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Why would you say these things to a pregnant woman?

Why would you say these things to a pregnant woman?

There’s this one lady at work who every time she sees me will say things that are quite inappropriate. She doesn’t say them in a rude way, but what she says is not something I feel good hearing. Seriously, why would someone say such things to a pregnant woman? Here’s what I mean: * You’re due in November? Oh there’s no way you’ll make it that long as big as you are. [Umm.. so you’re telling me I’ll have a preemie just because I’m big?] * Are you sure you’re just having one? [Yes, just one, thanks for calling me […]

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Welcome to Third Trimester

Welcome to Third Trimester

Today I am at 29 weeks pregnant, so I’m well into in my third trimester. I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect upon the end of the second trimester and everything we’ve accomplished so far. I took this photo a few days ago so I thought I’d share it as part of this post. Smurfberry’s accomplishments: By the end of the second trimester, Smurfberry: * Weighs about 2 pounds (or more, since we’re measuring bigger) * Can kick and poke (and oh boy does he!) * Has thickened layers of skin, some hair and body fat. * […]

Posted September 1, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 22 Comments
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Second Trimester Update

Second Trimester Update

As  I’m finishing up my 24th week, I thought I’d reflect on how my second trimester has been going. In short: it has been great! The second trimester is known for being the most comfortable, and I can certainly say it is much better than the first! What has changed: 1. The nausea is gone, hurray! All the food aversions seem to be behind me. I guess bring on the cravings? 2. The breathlessness is gone and I finally have the energy to go up the stairs once or twice if I really need to. I’ve even walked over a […]

Posted July 31, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 11 Comments
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The results are in….

The results are in….

I called the lab to get our gender results, and the results are in! We’re super excited because we both wanted a boy. For the longest time I was sure I’m having a boy, I even had a dream that I found out I’m having a boy. But the last couple of weeks I started thinking girl and getting confused. Now I know I was right even though people were trying to confuse me with their guesses. So, here comes the hard part. Can we agree on a name? Remember I said we didn’t have any trouble finding girl names […]

Posted June 21, 2014 by Julie in Smurfberry, TopPosts, , / 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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