The only Mango I'll be near

I wanted to learn something interesting about mangoes. I've tasted mangoes only a few times in my life and each time I wasn't too impressed, but since our little Juice Drop is the size of a mango this week I wanted to give this exotic fruit another chance. Well after searching online I have come to the conclusion that I won't be giving mangoes the time of day!

Mango peel and sap contain urushiol, the chemical in poison ivy and poison sumac that can cause urushiol-induced contact dermatitis in susceptible people.[18] Cross-reactions between mango contact allergens and urushiol have been observed.[19] Those with a history of poison ivy or poison oak contact dermatitis may be most at risk for such an allergic reaction.[20] Urushiol is also present in mango leaves and stems. 

I think it'd be wise if mangoes and I didn't come anywhere close to one another for the time being ever. The only mango I'll be near at this point in my life is my 19 week baby girl.

How far along? 19 Weeks (almost half way there!)
Total weight gain: 7 lbs
Maternity clothes? I received a belly band from a friend!! Today I'm wearing my favorite pair of jeans that don't button or zip but the belly band keeps them on :) And another dear friend got me a gift card to a maternity store so I'm just waiting for those clothes to arrive at my door step :)
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Poison ivy is still bothering me but I'm getting used to sleeping on my side so as soon as the poison ivy disappears we'll really see how I'm sleeping
Best moment this week: The poison ivy has NOT kept me down! So many great things have happened this week! First of all, we got to see our baby on a 3D/4D ultrasound! We got to see her moving around like crazy!! Then we found out she's a SHE!!! (you can check out how we revealed her gender here) and I found out yesterday that my baby sister, Juice Drop's Auntie Em, will be going to college less than 20 minutes away from us! What a blessing it'll be just to have her near :)
Miss Anything? Not being consumed by constant itchiness
Movement: YES!!! I felt her for the first time the night we found out she's a she! I knew right away it was her and from that moment on I've felt her several times throughout the day! Travis even felt her last night, it was amazing! I can't wait until those little bubbles really feel like kicks :)
Food cravings: Water, salty foods, wheat and grains
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Little bubbles popping in my stomach which is her moving (that's my favorite symptom :) lower back aches and side aches if I sit for too long
Belly Button in or out? Depends on the time of day... In the morning it's an iny; by the evening, it's become an outie, ha!
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Definitely HAPPY this week!!
Looking forward to: Feeling more movement, buying her sweet little outfits (check out the sweet gifts (below) we've received already!), and decorating her nursery!

The onesie, headband, and bib (handmade) was given by three different friends.
The socks will be turned into little leg warmers! :)

The onesies (ok, come on, Juice Drop embroidered!!!) and
rainbow socks were a gift. The blue socks will be little leg warmers :)

Ok, these two pretty much made Daddy and me cry! 


  1. So J.J. is making me tell you...(b/c he said I'd want to know if that happened to me) but the mysterious gift bag left in your kitchen at the party was from Jaxon (and us :) ). He's excited he'll have another cousin close by...so he 'made' me get these for her! --Jeni

  2. aww!!! Well thank Jaxon for us! He's so sweet :) I'm really glad J.J. made you tell me because I had no idea--actually I almost thanked someone else and that would have been really awkward! haha!