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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Cali trip: My baby shower and best friend’s wedding

Cali trip: My baby shower and best friend’s wedding

The last two weekends (and the week in between) I spent visiting my family in Bay Area California. I flew in first and hubby joined me later for the second half of my trip. I flew in on Saturday and my parents and I spent the day with Grandma. She served us lunch and then we took her to my parents house since we were having the shower the next day. Yep, my awesome parents threw me a baby shower. It was cowboy themed and we had a pretty large turnout. I got some cute stuff, but mostly money/gift cards […]

Posted July 26, 2014 by Julie in Family, Smurfberry, Travel, / 3 Comments
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A blessing, and a curse. Or, lightning is no joke!

A blessing, and a curse. Or, lightning is no joke!

OK so I’m in a silly slap happy mood so there you go the title is a Monk reference. So here’s my recap of our Fourth of July trip to visit hubby’s family. We were picking up some really nice office furniture that his Mom didn’t want anymore so we rented a U-Haul trailer to tow behind the truck. We drove to Georgia first to visit hubby’s parents, after that we drove to Florida for the family reunion. We had a very nice visit with hubby’s parents, and even got to hang out with my niece for a while. She stayed […]

Posted July 11, 2014 by Julie in Smurfberry, Travel, / 1 Comment
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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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Breaking down on the way to work isn’t fun

Breaking down on the way to work isn’t fun

So I thought I’d go ahead and blog about this, even though it happened last week and I still haven’t gotten around to it. The previous week I noticed my blinker was out, then it was working again so I thought “ok good”. Then it stopped working again. So that weekend I went to one of the few auto mechanics open on weekends to have the light replaced. In my car you have to disassemble the whole bumper to get to the light, so I told them go ahead and change both blinker bulbs while they were in there. I’m […]

Posted June 28, 2014 by Julie in Work, / 1 Comment
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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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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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Blogging Series: Why WordPress Is a Great Blogging Option

Blogging Series: Why WordPress Is a Great Blogging Option

Are you having trouble deciding which blogging platform is right for you and your business? If you’re looking for an easily customizable and user friendly option, look no further than WordPress. What WordPress Has to Offer WordPress offers easily customizable templates with many of templates to choose from. Some of these templates are free and can be found online through a search engine, via the WordPress website, or from developers themselves. Other WordPress templates can be created and designed by a professional to meet your specific business needs. You can also find WordPress templates available for sale online. In short, […]

Posted June 9, 2014 by Julie in Guest Posts, Website and Blogging, / 0 Comments
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Sunday Social – Jun 8, 2014

Sunday Social – Jun 8, 2014

Sunday Social is run by A Complete Waste of Makeup. This week’s questions: 1. When do you take time for you? I try to take time for me when I’m by myself. It is hard to focus on me when there are others around who want my attention. Yes, I know this is going to get even less likely to happen once Smurfberry is born. But, I take what I can get. I usually have about 45 minutes to myself before hubby gets home since I get home first so I get some of my me time then. Also, when he’s got his […]

Posted June 8, 2014 by Julie in Memes, / 2 Comments
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