More like whoo hoo a BABY (finally) reveal! We haven’t been hiding it, in fact mother’s day gift that I discussed about getting it right with my mother in law and my sister, yeah the baby was the gift. Well a picture of the first ultrasound, I thought it was the best way to announce it to them and on Mama’s day.

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We had agreed to keep it a secret for the first trimester, mostly hubby but I decided to go along with his wishes. Then we told our family and my sister can’t keep a secret to save her life, especially her becoming an aunt. I think it’s because she has been waitting a long time to be one. So the plan changed and we had a “Housewarming Party” and only invited our closest friends and surprised them with baby news. Of course after that it was on social media, so not so secret anymore. Or so I would think. People have Facebook and Instagram but they don’t really pay attention to the content. It’s been a few months and people are still shocked that I’m pregnant, like if I was hiding it.

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No, not hiding it, I just chose to only discuss my pregnancy with my dear friends outside of Facebook. It took too long to get pregnant I didn’t want any OJO or bad juju! We are now past four months and I feel more confident and secure and I chose to discuss it openly with the world or those who care.

GOJI

Believe it or not that is the baby’s nickname. There is a reason for it, and I didn’t give the name, my sister did. I’ve been open about my PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and hubby has his own issue that he will discuss later in another post. After four years of marriage, and so many kinds of methods of trying to conceive, minus in vitro. I had come to the realisation that it was just going to be him and I, and was ok with that. Hubby on the other hand was not and he kept convincing me to keep trying after I would say no more. For those couples that know the hardship of conceiving, know what I’m talking about. It becomes so tiresome and stressful to you and as a couple. So last year after one more time of false hope, I put my foot down and said no more, we are done trying. Hubby knew I meant it and he didn’t bring it up anymore and respected the decision.

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OR SO I THOUGHT…

I vaguely remember a conversation we had on a random day. He was telling me how he ran across a blog about alternate foods and of course a natural form to treat his condition. He mentioned some nuts and Goji berries. We didn’t discuss it at depth so I forgot about it.

FAST FORWARD TO THE DAY I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT…

I had no idea by the way. With PCOS your cycles are off and you don’t menstruate regularly unless you’re taking medicine for it. So me being late meant nothing to me. Then I had a bad reaction to tuna and I thought, hmmmm. That same night I dreamt with my late mother and a baby. I woke up told hubby, he told me to take a pregnancy test. That’s because he had his own suspicions. Why would he?

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BECAUSE he went out and got all those different nuts he had told me about and secretly had been eating them right before we conceived. He didn’t want to tell me because he had his doubts it would work and after years of trying didn’t want false hope.

So when we told my sister who had for years told us she would be our baby’s surrogate mother, between tears of joy named the baby Goji. She even has a Pinterest board for the baby named that way.

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Sporting my bump in Antigua Guatemala

BABY GOJI

Of course I’m beyond excited to be a mother even though I meant what I said to hubby, that if we were meant not to have children, I was ok with just him and I. Now Mochito will be a big brother.

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My Life With Salsa friends needed to know the full story on the Goji baby and now I can fully update my progress pictures.

OUR GOJI RECOMMENDATION

We don’t know what it is about Goji berries or how much it had to do with us getting pregnant. Hubby has been reading more about it and finding out there are so many foods that men can eat to help in the baby making process. He also tells the world of what he did, especially people who are having trouble conceiving. He told some guy friends in the same boat as we were, and they are expecting. So Goji it is!

P.S. Please feel to share this, in fact I insist you share it, you never know who you know that is struggling with a problem similar to us and it may help. Husband found out about Goji berries through a blog post… Read about my first item purchased for pregnancy, HERE.

 

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65 thoughts on “Goji Berry Reveal: More Than A Fruit”

  1. Love the fact you are sharing your story! So many people go thru it and need all the information they can get to help conceive.

    Congrats to both of you & your little girl (yes I’m claiming it).

  2. Too funny. That is exactly why I choose to share the story. I’m open about it anyways so I wanted to share it with the online world as well.

  3. Thank you so much. Hard and long journey but worth it now that we have our little bun in the oven. Pass it along to anyone that may need this.

  4. Thank you. I felt I had to share because no one talked about it to me and I had to find out the hard way and almost got pregnant accidentally. Please feel free to share to anyone who may need it.

  5. What an exciting time in your life!! And yes, I love the baby’s nickname too 🙂 Congratulations to you ALL!

  6. Such a great story! Congrats on your new journey! I do Goji is such a great super fruit so maybe that’s the magic 🙂

  7. That’s really interesting and Congrats. I can’t imagine how hard it is when there is difficulty like you have endured. Much happiness

  8. Congratulations on your baby news! Goji is going to be so well loved, being so hoped for already! It’s great that you are sharing your journey with others too…maybe it will help another family!

  9. Congratulations to you and your husband! A moving and inspirational post, I tweeted it with various hashtags to bring it to the attention of those struggling to get pregnant. Every healthy and reasonable tip is worth a try. God bless you and may you have a safe and happy pregnancy and delivery.

  10. Congratulations! That’s so exciting! And that’s so interesting about Goji berries. So much better than having to go through fertility treatments. You’re very lucky.

  11. People never know what struggles a couple goes through, they just ask repeatedly when babies are coming. Thank you, we just want people to know there is hope.

  12. That was the only thing we didn’t do and we had talked about how we were not going to go through that hard process. So Goji berries are our fertility treatment. 🙂

  13. Congratulations! My sister-in-law suffers from PCOS, and they are finally expecting their second little one. Good luck! It is such an amazing time!

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