3rd Trimester blues and some helpful stuff I bought

3rd Trimester blues and some helpful stuff I bought

I’ve posted a funny post previously about some of the not so fun things that creep up on you during the third trimester. That was more tongue-in-cheek sillyness, but this one will be a little more serious. Some of the biggest issues I’ve had have been lower back pain, pelvic pain, and just other all around pains. You just get so dang big and everything is pressing on everything. Sleeping gets hard because you have to sleep on your side, but all that weight cause my legs and hips to cramp up. So I’m constantly waking up and rolling over […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, TopPosts, / 9 Comments
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The birth plan I wanted, and the discussion with my doctor

The birth plan I wanted, and the discussion with my doctor

At my last appointment I brought in the following draft birth plan. That was when the doctor told me about the likely early induction (due to gestational diabetes) and of course now my birth plan will need to change. But I wanted to share my original thoughts. *If no medical complications arise, the following is my birth plan: During labor • Allow in delivery room: my spouse, doula, my mother • Planned delivery: vaginal • Stay hydrated with clear liquids and ice chips • Eat and drink as approved by my doctor • Intermittent fetal monitoring while I’m still mobile […]

Posted October 22, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, / 23 Comments
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Got some unexpected news at my last doctor’s appointment

Got some unexpected news at my last doctor’s appointment

On Friday I had a bit of meltdown at/after my doctor’s appointment, because my timeline is being cut in about half. It started out like a normal doctor’s visit, but this one was a little more involved because the doctor took the Group B strep culture and I also got my flu shot and my Tdap vaccine. I also brought a copy of my draft birth plan because I wanted to go over it with my doctor before meeting with my doula. My original thinking was I’d go into labor and wait it out a bit at home until the […]

Posted October 20, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 8 Comments
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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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A letter to my beginning blogging self (guest post at Texas Women Bloggers)

A letter to my beginning blogging self (guest post at Texas Women Bloggers)

Today I’m guest posting at Texas Women Bloggers with their Dear Me: A Letter to My Beginning Blogging Self feature. What a fun idea! Have you ever thought back to before you started blogging and wanted to share some advice to your younger self? Hey there younger Julie, sup? Well you’re about to start this journey called blogging, and you don’t even really know what you’re getting into. You think it is just a way to write down your thoughts and share them with your online friends from all those cool message boards you’re a part of. Blogging is so […]

Posted October 7, 2014 by Julie in Guest Posts, Website and Blogging, / 2 Comments
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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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#AskAwayFriday – my first post!

#AskAwayFriday – my first post!

    This is my first time participating in #AskAwayFriday so wheee let’s have some fun! My first exchange is with the host MrsTee herself! Here are the questions she asked, and my answers. If you want to exchange questions with me for an upcoming Friday post, just let me know 🙂   1. You have 2 blogs!! How do you manage and organize for both? It was easy at first when I wasn’t actively trying to breathe life back into VRnet! My friend and I started Chapter Break while my husband was on deployment, so I had a lot of free time. […]

Posted September 26, 2014 by Julie in Memes, / 12 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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My Guest Post – Women at Work Blog Series

My Guest Post – Women at Work Blog Series

Women at Work Blog Series Hello everyone. My name is Julie and I work as an environmental consultant. Here is my career journey. I went to college at University of California, Davis. I actually started out in Computer Science & Engineering, but (not too quickly) realized that wasn’t quite for me. So partway through my college career I switched majors within the College of Engineering and became a major in Chemical Engineering. With all the classes I had already taken, I kept a minor in Computer Science, and I also had planned to do a Business type minor (though in […]

Posted September 23, 2014 by Julie in Guest Posts, Work, / 1 Comment
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