I’m ready! Let me out!

Week 25 and as of today there’s 14 weeks to go for the little mixed vegetable and guess who’s ready?

Ha, your guess was probably me, but you would be wrong! Baby j at todays ultrasound we discovered was already in the head down *let me out* position! Hahaha, and I thought I was in a hurry for August to get here! Now I guess it’s my turn to tell the little guy nope, sorry little one you still got 14 weeks to hang out in there. Like mother, like son, right?

You are probably wondering why this week he’s a mixed vegetable? Well, lets just say we discovered that the app we use What to Expect and their website didn’t match each other this time. The website said the little guy should be the size of corn…yet again, on my phone it said he was the size of a turnip, but, on my bf’s phone baby J is the size of a rutabaga! Now yes, turnips and rutabagas are pretty much the same I think, but um, how about the corn? So this week we decided that he’s our little mixed vegetable, lol. What will he be next week? hahaha, only time will tell!

Now lets back up to the beginning of the ultrasound, smiles.

Baby J was already bouncing around, poking and stretching and having a grand old time, but as I learned last time that doesn’t mean he’d stay that way! So this morning he had lots of apple juice followed up by all that water I had to drink an our before the ultrasound. This time however before the appointment I drank more apple juice to make sure he stayed in a good mood, ha!

It worked like a charm!

The techs were worried that just like last time J wouldn’t cooperate so they were prepared for that. We didn’t need to worry at all, smiles. The very first awesomely clear picture was a straight on shot of his little face. *Say cheese!* There was absolutely no problems at all getting all the shots they needed of him, face, heart and better measurements, yay!

Now here’s when it really got amusing. Baby J was of course moving around the whole time, but not making things too difficult, until . . .

We got to the part where it was time for us to get to hear the heartbeat. Well, hahaha, lets just say that was fun! He was clearly dancing around in his tiny house according to the tech and this is what we got . . .

baby J: 1 heartbeat….run away, come find me!
Tech, searches for baby again
Baby J, this time 2 heartbeats….bye bye, try again!
Tech, for the third time catch the little monster
Baby J, a little longer heartbeat…..ha, fooled you, catch me catch me!
Tech laughing, tries again
Baby J, Oh all right! You win!

His heart rate after all that fun is at 160!

Pissed off baby J
Oopsy, the tech accidentally pissed off the baby. They had a good shot of the heart, but they wanted to try for one more and hopefully a better shot. He apparently changed positions from the one they got earlier since this time what they needed to see was under my belly button and it’s *really* hard to get pictures then. Well . . . the tech pushed down a little to try and get J to move over just a little bit and well um . . .

Baby J, medium kick….I don’t like that!
Tech, whew, I felt that. So she tries again to get him to move over and pushes down in the same spot.
Baby J, a *whole* lot harder kick this time….I said I don’t like that!
Tech, wow, he definitely does not like me pushing there!
Me, um, nope, I would say not!

The little guy kicked so hard that last time that the little camera thing went off my stomach. I swear if she wasn’t holding onto it, it would have gone across the room, hahahah. I do believe that we will have no trouble knowing when he is *not* pleased with something. What do you think?

That was our adventure with the ultrasound appointment today! Until next time, have a great week!

The end of week 24

The end of week 24 from Baby corn!

Hello outs there! Its meeee! I takes over mommys computer again and writes people. Its hard work writing from in here since I don’t have controls of things yet. Writing from dark water is rather hard don’t you know?

Send me some light!

Anyways, I has been a busy little baby. I’s learned how to pokes my mommy, but for whatever reasons she sometimes taps me back or says ow! *oops* guess its too hard? I also learns how to stretch and thats lots of fun too. Doesn’t seem to make mommy says ow then, but I’s like poking and rolling better!

one days I was jumping around and my daddys finallys felt me jumping! Its made my mommy laugh. He’s also tapped on me and mades me swims away! Not so hard out theres. I’s just a baby you knows? I tried kicking him back laters, but he know notice, mommy dids though, hehehe!

Well, times to go and bugs mommy now! Bye byes my new families and friends!

Now lets see how to get mommy up to get me’s apple juice? poke poke poke!

Update on baby papaya

Whew, you’re all probably wondering what happened to the baby update last week? Well, lets just say life kept getting in the way and by the time I thought of writing a post it was too late and my brain didn’t want to think of writing something that made sense.

So, without further ado, how is the baby papaya?

We had our 22 week check up last week and all is looking good. His heart rate was an astounding 162! Can we say *hyper?*

Oh most certainly! I gave the little guy not only watermelon, but apple juice before our doctors appointment and boy was he just a rolling and jumping around in there! There was *no* you can’t hear me this visit, smiles.

Now, because the little guy was a complete hellion at the ultrasound visit on the 25th of last month and wouldn’t let the tech take good pictures guess what? Yep, we have to do it all over again! *groans* We have to do another ultrasound on the 23rd!

I really need to figure out how to keep him happy while drinking loads and loads of water. Apple juice just won’t cut it since clearly all that water I had to drink watered it down and pissed him off, lol.

For those that don’t remember or need a refresher on what happened during the ultrasound visit take a look right here

I have discovered that this little guy goes nuts over grape Fanta just like he does with apple juice and watermelon. Guess I know what I’ll be adding on the next shopping trip! Speaking of watermelon…Aunt Sharolyn, we need more! hahahah

So, at last weeks doctors appointment I weighed 176 pounds and I was sticking at that weight for a little over 2 weeks. I was like *yay* finally maybe we’ll slow down now!

Ha, *fat* chance of that. As of today I have now hit 177 and I still got over 3 months to go. Someone tell this kid that we don’t really need to live in the kitchen will ya?

Message from Baby J
Hello out there world! I am having fun rolling around and keeping mommy awake especially when she is trying to rest. I also likes playing keep still when daddy tries to find me! They says I won’t be able to do that much longer. I will prove them wrong! Just they wait!

Now I keeps sending mommy signs to buy me toys toys toys, but she says I need clothes, but what fun are those? I means who cares that I don’t have enoughs clothes? I could also just wears my diapers, right? So to all my new families and friends I says toys toys toys. If you needs to know where to sends them, just ask my mommy or daddy and they will tells you.

Ok, bye bye for now time to roll around again! This typing from inside is hard work!

Time Warner ignores blind customers

Here is something I feel that all blind individuals should be aware of if you are either with Time Warner Cable or thinking of switching to them.

Now TWC has an app that is pretty much accessible except for one part and that would be the guide! Since September 23, 2015 this feature has stopped working.

Now my boyfriend and I are both blind and first contacted TWC about this problem then and they said they would look into it. We even provided them with an audio file of what the issue was so they could see it.

Guess what happened?

Absolutely nothing that’s what! It’s now May 9, 2016 and we are still fighting with this same problem. Every update that TWC releases I go in and check to see if maybe they fixed the guide with no luck.

Every time this situation is brought to their attention they want to know what errors come up and what we were doing when the error occurred.

How many times must we try nd explain that it’s not an error that it is a feature that speech does not read any longer.

On a recent call from TWC we were told that their engineer of developing said that voiceover for IPhones hasn’t worked since the IOS 9.0.1 version.

Now you may think this is just an IPhone issue, but as of today since I had to switch to android for a while the TWCTV app guide portion is just like the IPhone. The guide feature does not work at all. I am still waiting to hear from TWC to see what they say about why it doesn’t work on the android, but from my experience with them regarding the IPhone things don’t look good.

Does Time Warner Cable care at all about their blind customers? There are so many of us complaining about this no longer working, but they still refuse to listen or work with blind customers to fix the problem. I could understand not being able to figure it out if the guide feature never worked and them being stumped, but TWC had it working before September 23, 2015 so why not try backtracking to see what is missing in the code or something?

stubborn smart and shy?

Welcome to week 21! My little banana has 18 weeks to go!

So, today was our ultrasound to see how the little bundle of joy is doing and I thought all would be ok since I gave him one of his favorites to start the day off, *apple juice* This worked for a while. He was happily jumping and kicking around and enjoying his treat.

That didn’t last long!

You know how you have to drink loads and loads of water before an ultrasound and curse a lot since you really have to pee, but can’t?Well, apparently all that water diluted the apple juice and the ultrasound that was suppose to be only a few minutes ended up taking nearly *30* minutes! Have a guess why?

The thought of having a baby that already shows loads of smarts and huge bouts of stubbornness is a very very scary thought indeed!

The moment I got on the table Jaydon switched gears and showed us how stubborn he can be.

We first wanted to see if baby J would be nice and let us see what sex he is even though we already knew the answer. Hhahahahahahaha, he was having none of that! That’s my privates and you can’t see…how rude! The tech tried for at least 5 minutes before giving up and moving on to other pictures.

But, baby J the hellion did not make those pictures easy for her. No no no, he made her work for each one. Anything she tried for he’d move away or turn around so she had to try again, smiles.

Now the funny part happened near the end of the ultrasound. This little boy of mine showed how smart he already is and the trouble that we are soooooo going to be in when he enters the world, lol.

The tech was holding the camera thing in the same spot for a while and Jaydon happened to kick or move or whatever right where the camera was so I asked her what she saw. Hahahah, she told me that baby J just moved and had his hands covering his face!

Again says baby J, this is mine mine mine and you can’t have that picture!

So I thought of maybe trying to bribe the little monkey with the hotdog we were getting after the ultrasound would work or maybe more apple juice….*nope* he was having none of that.

Fine, I decided to outsmart my smart banana and told the tech to hurry and try and look at his privates while he was busy covering his face. Hahahahahah, and it worked. We got the second confirmation that baby J is a boy!

Ah, but, my oh so sweet, stubborn, smart boy was *not* pleased with that trickery!

The tech went back to try for his face again and after a few kicks/slaps and flips baby J was then face down and made it even harder to get a picture of his face!

Smart, shy and stubborn? Yep, that’s my boy and I think all of our friends and family better start sending us well wishes come August 29, hahahah.

I have now hopefully made him happy again with apple juice and corn dogs. So, until next time!

halfway there!

April is half over and guess what, so is this pregnancy! Week 20, my little mango!

Now i totally forgot to mention in my last update that there was a change in the eviction date. TSKTSK, my poor doctor made a booboo! The date is now August 29 instead of August 24. Good thing I brought up the topic, lol.

me, We picked a date for the due date, but we didn’t pick a time.
doctor, What date did we choose?
me, August 24
doctor, I picked that date?
me, Yep, you sure did *chuckles*
doctor, oh, what was I thinking?
me, erm, I don’t know!
doctor, oh dear, we better change that.

So, unless this little hell raiser of mine has other plans his entry into the world is now the last Monday of the month. He has been informed of his new eviction date and as of today he has 133 days to torture me!

Baby J has started the jumping around stage and *wow* I’ve forgotten how that feels when you first start feeling it. Sadly it’s still apparently too light for daddy to feel, but it’s only a matter of time. But if you ask me I think it’s because daddy is too busy tickling my tummy and tapping on it that he just misses when J answers him, lol.

Well, that’s all for this update. Time to take my baby vitamin and find something for my little guy and I to eat. So until next time!

My little sweet potato

Week 18, my little sweet potato!

Whew, it’s been 4 weeks already since the last baby J update. How time flies when you’re having fun!

We had our baby checkup yesterday and before the appointment I bribed the little bugger with his favorite food, *watermelon* hahahahah! I wanted to make sure that we got to hear the heartbeat this time. It worked too! Go me! Now I know what to do before every doctors appointment, lol.

So i definitely have the baby belly now. The words that came out of the nurses mouth when she got ready to put the machine on my stomach was “wow, look at that baby belly!:

I’m going to try and get a video out soon so everyone can see what I look like now compared to when I was 10 weeks along at the last one. The shirts that I like to wear right now don’t even come close to covering my stomach, just wow!

So anyways, baby j’s heart rate this visit was at 158 and beating strong. We even got to hear a few little kicks as well. Unlike last time where he was pissy and we got nothing but kicks, lol.

We have an ultrasound appointment on the 25th just to see how everything is looking and maybe get another heartbeat recording, smiles.

Remember we also have the weight game going so get your guesses in now. I’m currently sitting at 168 pounds.

So until next time!

boy or girl, that is the question

The moment you have all been waiting for! The end of week 15, is baby J a boy or girl?

Let me say this has been a long long 2 weeks, smiles. With all the fun trying to get this test done I didn’t think we’d ever find out and have to rely on the ultrasound, but here’s the best news ever! We found out yesterday morning around 9AM, yay!!!

For all of you that said *girl* for whatever strange reason and those that said due to the wive’s tale of fast heartbeat…..*sorry* you LOOSE!

Baby J is a hyper stubborn boy! *I got my wish!* Happy happy joy joy, dance dance dance!

Jaydon Daniel will enter the world on August 24th via c-section unless my doctor like goes to the moon or something, lol.

Now for all of you that was waiting to buy things because you wanted to know *boy or girl* get to shopping

stubborn active kicking lemon

Welcome to week 14! The week of the stubborn, active kicking lemon! There’s quite a bit to share so beware the long post, smiles.

sugar test
Last time I mentioned that I had to have the horrible sugar test. Well, all is well there. No bad sugar things to worry about. But, it, happened, to, me, again! I got the darn annoying orange kind! I swear it’s a conspiracy to give me nothing but the orange whenever I’m pregnant, lol.

NIPT (noninvasive prenatal testing vs. amniocentesis
At my doctors visit last month I was asked if I wanted to have the amniocentesis test done. This test is for those that are high-risk or over a certain age and so on. The amniocentesis checks for things like if your child will have chromosomal disorders, such as, trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13. With the amniocentesis they stick a *needle* in your belly and draw out a little amniotic fluid. The procedure takes 45 minutes to do. The huge downside to this is the risk of a miscarriage and because of that I am dead set against this procedure. Also, with the amniocentesis it is not done until after week 14. On rare occasions will it be done around week 11. The one huge good thing about this test is that it is also one way to find out the sex of your child through DNA. But I’m sorry with this method the risk outlays the benefit!

Now, much to my surprise I found out about another test that checks for the same things with *no* risk involved to mom or baby called Noninvasive prenatal testing. This also includes letting you know the sex of your baby through DNA. All they do with this is steal your blood…the vampires! Unlike the amniocentesis there is no needle poking you in the belly. You go to a lab and hand over your arm. *poke* thanks, now wait for your result! The NIPT can be done as early as week 9 of pregnancy. A lot sooner than the amnio and again, *no* risk involved! Just a lot of waiting, smiles.

Now, the reason I brought up all that medical stuff is this. I went with the NIPT and *boy* was that a chore! One thing after another happened to delay getting the blood sucking done.

1. My really special awesome driver got sick due to those annoying paint fumes! So had to wait.
2. Found out that the lab we were told that did the testing really didn’t do that particular test, grrrrr! But they were nice and ordered it so we were going to try the next day. *wrong*
3. My poor awesome drivers truck broke! *cries*
4. We’re now at Thursday a week and a couple days after we started this the first time, lol. We show up at the lab and guess what? The darn lab person says, “sorry we close at noon!” Um WTF? It wasn’t even noon yet and why in the world didn’t you give us this info on Tuesday when we were there the first time? *headdesk*
5. It’s now Friday and this test will get done or else! By now I think baby J is working against me here and *does not* want us to know what it is, but I will win I tell you! Anyways, we get there waaaaaaaaay before noon and *poke* there goes my blood! Ha, sorry baby J, lost that round. I will find out what you are now!

Sadly after all that we are at the waiting stage to see what we are having. Wait wait wait! I hate waiting!

to hear or not to hear
OMG, today we found out that this little baby is soooooooo stubborn. We could only get sneak peeks at the baby’s heartbeat. Baby J was like, “um no, you can’t hear that. I’m busy!” we’d get to hear a couple heartbeats and then J would move. We’d find it again and *poof* off the baby goes again! Now you hear me, now you don’t. lol. It took a little while, but we at least got to know that the heart rate is at 164. The nurse says we’re having a girl due to that info, but we shall soon find out!

whew, that’s some strong kicks
Now, while we were trying to catch this little lemons heartbeat and having absolutely no luck what so ever we get the pleasant sounds of baby J showing what he/she thought by kicking the machine, hahahahah! The first 2 kicks were nice and gentle, but when it was discovered that we still wanted that awesome heartbeat sound baby J got mad and started kicking harder. *whoops* Think we’re all done now, lol. I think daddy and I are in some serious trouble if we’re getting kicks this hard at only 14 weeks. *run*

weight game
Now don’t forget we have a weight game going as well. How much will I be at the end of this pregnancy? The current guesses are

1. 170
2. 185
3. 190-95
4. 183

I’ll tell you now that the person that went for 170 will lose. I’m now sitting at 163 and it’s just the beginning of March, lol. Hell at this rate I’ll lose and I said 185 hahaha. So, what’s your guess?

eviction date
And last on this update is the eviction date! Unless something seriously goes wrong or my doctor has to go to the moon or something baby J will enter the world on August 24th. The eviction noticed has been signed! lol.

See you on the next update. Better stay tuned because that will be the revealing one, is baby J a boy or girl!

10 week baby update

For those that receive the updates via email there is a video in this post so you will need to go to my youtube channel www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 and look for the pregnant May video if you wish to check it out.

Near the end of week 10! Baby J is a prune, lol.

So not much this week on the baby prune front. All is well and running smoothly, smiles. The little one either has me living in the kitchen or wishing I had a pool, lol, and it’s not even summer yet.

This week I had to take the *horrible* sugar test that test for diabetes. Why is it I wish to know that every single time I take this darn test I always end up drinking the orange flavored one? i know there is another flavor out there, right? Right? Why oh why can’t I ever get that one so I could judge which is worse, lol.

After the hour was up I wanted to see what my weight was for the week. Since I was there, why not, right/ Well, guess what? I was 155 pounds last week. Just last week I tell you! This week I am sitting at 157 pounds! Can you believe that? I’m going to hit 160 before March even gets here, hmph!

Hey baby J I really don’t want a stomach the size of a water melon by the time April gets here!

So, Jerry says that by the time I deliver the baby I’ll be sitting at 170 pounds. I say I’ll reach 185. Another friend says 195. Anyone else want to take a guess? Remember as of today I’m at the end of week 10 and the due date is September 4th, but due to having a c-section it will be between August 21 to sometime during the week of August 28th.

The joys of videoing special fun moments, right? Well, if we did this right and it actually shows we decided to video me today so you can see how tiny I am. I’ll try and do a video every few months or something so those that can’t even imagine tiny me being prego and with a huuuuuuuge stomach, lol.

Also in the video I show one of the teething toys that we got for baby J. It’s the strangest teething toy I’ve ever seen, haahhahaah. No, I’m not the one that picked it out. Blame daddy! lol. So for better or worse, here’s the video!

Oh yeah, found out that Jerry chopped my head off near the end, ow! The meany!

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Now unless something comes up with baby or I I won’t have another baby update until our next doctor visit in March. Stay tuned!