Happy Thanksgiving, now lets me out of here

Why am I still stuck in here? How do I get out out out? Stinky big brother out there, heeeeeeeeelp! Tells mommy to lets me out of here. I means really, how can I crawl around and stretches if there’s no room? If mommy’s would only lets me out then she wouldn’t hurts anymore, doesn’t she knows that too?

I knows I know talks muches because I more focus on trying to get outs of here. It’s too crampss in here! I’s a growing boy and I needs room to stretches my arms and legs. Stinky big brother peanuts, does you know how to helps me get out of here’s?

Mommy, where’s my cookies and milks. I wants cookies and milks this morning! push push push push push, stretch stretch stretch, uuuuuurrrrrrrrrr, this isn’t workings! Kick kick kick, punch punch punch. Oops, made mommy’s hurts again! sorry mommy’s but I wants out and stops feeding me chickens, I know like chickens woman!

Oh, peoples that doesn’t knows me yet for some reasons I am who mommy calls snowman, kick kick kick and I am readys to come out to plays! No matters what I do I can’t gets out. I mades mommy een goes to the doctor twice, but I’m stills stucks in here! I mean what does a baby has to do around here to be heard?

I wants to come out and sees my stinky’s brother and daddy and mommy. They’ll all loves me, right?

Hey, where’s my cookies and milks mommy? It’s still no down here with me’s. kick kick kick!

Hmm, makes mommy sicks and maybe I’ll gets my food since she’s no listening to me yet, waaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaa!! I her’s something about Tanksgivings, whatever that’s is you’re suppose to be tanksful fors. I will be tankful if someone will let me out of here’s and gives me cookies and milks. Darn that big brother’s of mine is out there’s while I stucks in here!

Will Snowman make it until sometime in December?

Welcome to week 30 of the Snowman pregnancy. Ha, but according to him what week are we really? So, lets update everyone on how the little kickboxer is doing.

Kalvin Micheal is seriously kicking my ass, that’s how he is doing! At the beginning of this month I knew, just knew that he was going to be demanding to let him the hell out waaaaaaay before Baby J did. However, with what I was feeling I wasn’t sure if it was just because he was bigger or if the stress that has been going on during this pregnancy was helping out.

Now since the mom plays a huge part too in this lovely pregnancy thing, lets update you on how I’m doing as well during this time around.

Sadly, not so great. This pregnancy has been very very emotional for me since maybe the beginning of August. My emotions would go up and then down. I’d be happy one moment and ready to cry for no reason that I could see the next. What really made me py attention was that I noticed when people did idiot things or ignored issues that were right in front of their face that they refused to see like ignoring a child’s wishes that said no my anger was much more than I normally would be. I’m like definitely not a mean person, but once I was betrayed by Cindy and her family yet again and promises were broken the pregnancy greatly increased my haterid towards her and hell I don’t hate that many people. I knew I was in trouble then. Other emotions have gotten to me that I won’t put here that had me even more concerned and afraid that how Snowman started reacting that I was harming him as well due to the stress and my emotions towards certain people. So much so that I asked for another ultrasound to make sure all was well despite the doctor saying so with ust the normal pregnancy checkups. I wanted to know visually if he was under any distress.

That brings us to yesterdy!

Are we 30 weeks or 33 weeks, that is the question. Ha, can you figure that one out? I bet you can’t!

One big reason that also had me asking for this ultrasound was something I never had with my other pregnancy and was afraid Kal was having seizures or something and I was terrified, but tried not to let that show too much.

At our doctors visit last week which was the nasty, gross, why do they do this to me all the time pregnancy sugar test checkup I even asked my doctor about what I was feeling from Snowman, but she hadn’t a clue what it was about. Erm, definitely did not mke me feel relaxed or better about if something was wrong even though normal checkups were saying all was well. Speaking of those damn sugar test, seriously people can you get more than the orange flavored drink? That crap makes my head hurt and my body cringe at the thought of the taste, just eeeeewwwwwww!

Anyways, back to the snowman, hahaha, sorry keep going in other directions on you. Have you figured out yet about how we are either 30 weeks or 33 weeks yet? No, well why not?

First, let me say that the little Snowman is actually just fine. What I was feeling from him and still do the ultrasound tech knew what I was talking about, but had no idea why some babies do it. I was told that it is ok and I have nothing to worry about. What feels like seicures to me is just little shutters, but all is ok. The stress from recent issues at least as they could see visually has not impacting the little guy. Yay! Although, I think I want to investigate this shutter thing. It’s all new. Anyone else that experienced this have any thoughts?

Now, lets answer that question you probably still haven’t guessed on the answer shall we?

Kalvin is measuring about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. We are suppose to be at week 30, however, the kickboxer here says, “no no no no, it’s cramped in here and I won’t out,” and is at 32 weeks. Now along with that his weight is coming in at what he is suppose to be around week 33. Someone seriously needs to tell this little guy to stop having me eat so much! I mean hell, we still have weeks to go, um maybe.

Ha, during the ultrasound the tech got to see how active and I do mean active this little guy is. He was rolling and kicking and pushing up as hard as he could. The tech’s reactions every time Kal did a super hard kick was just priceless. I have no doubt that if she didn’t have a nice grip on that little camera thing and wasn’t noticing his strong activity before the major kicks that camera thing definitely would have flown across the room a few times.

LMAO, he is still not shy at all about showing that he is a *boy* He wants to make sure it’s clear even today that there is no thought of him being a girl. He is having none of that business!

With all that being said I seriously don’t think I will be making it until December or mid-December. We shall see what my doctor says next week at the normal checkup time. Hopefully I can get the woman to schedule the darn eviction date before like Baby J did he takes it out of our hands, lol.

For all of you that had it stuck in your head that it was twins, you should be ashamed of yourself! Really, he’s trying to kill me enough, why the hell wish more than one on me like that? Hmph, and I thought some of you cared about my well-being, lol.

Until next week, time to find something else to eat for the growing little guy who according to Jerry might say he’s coming at Thanskgiving after all, *cries*

Lets catch up on the little Snowman

Alright, I am a little behind here, so lets catch you up on how the little Snowman is doing!

The last time you heard about the little guy was our last ultrasound at week 20. Well, we’ve had 2 appointments since that one.

At week 21 his heartrate was a nice steady beat of 142 and the doctor had no worries. He is growing at the rate he should and was even nice and cooperated with the doctor, ha! Now for this visit I found out something interesting. They don’t start scheduling eviction dates until around week 32 or so. Um, WTH! I think by that time Snowman just like Baby J will be saying “get me the heck out of here!” So, sadly no eviction date set yet, boo hiss!

Now on to week 25 which was our appointment yesterday.

All day long little Snowman was *active* and did not stop moving from the moment he figured I was awake! *groans* He was moving so much that one of my classmates asked me if I was ok when she notice me wince and hold my stomach a few times. This little guy likes to kick, push and roll around my belly button and it feels awfully weird. I keep telling him that he keeps it up he’ll make me puke, but of course he doesn’t listen to me. Sighs.

So, onto the doctors who were extremely busy. My appointment was suppose to be at 1:30 but I wasn’t seen until sometime after 2, whew!

This week his heartrate was much much slower at 130. To me that is very concerning because that’s a big drop from any of the other visits. The doctor wasn’t concerned and was just thinking that maybe he was finally having a nap after being active all day and I want to believe that as well. However, i’m seriously concerned that the stress that happened the last week with people we tried to help and others may have contributed. Jerry was also a bit worried when I told him the heartrate.

Other than that Snowman is doing well and still growing as he should. So I will try not to worry and see what happens when I go back in 2 weeks.

Speaking of 2 weeks at our next appointment. It’s prego sugar test time! And guess what? I’m stuck with, that, damn, annoying, orange, drink, again!

What is up with every pregnancy, every doctor, no matter where I live has that damned annoying nasty orange drink? I mean seriusly there is another flavor out there! It’s a conspiracy I swear!

One good thing is this time I don’t have to starve all day before taking the test. That’s a good thing because I’d be in some serious trouble. Snowman absolutely refuses to give me a warning when he says time to eat. When he says feed me, he means feed me and right now! So, I just need to make sure that I eat something before my doctors appointment because I can’t eat during the test and it can take up to a hour or maybe more.

So, until next time the currently rolling streching Snowman and I say have a great night!

GSD Fire’s arrival

Yay, I finally got that call I’ve been waiting for this week! My lovely shepherd Fire will be here on October 18, 2018. As of today that is 35 days away! Party party party!

lol, I knew when I decided to use the name Fire that everyone would ask if that’s the puppy’s name. It is a cool one I must say, but it is not the name of my GSD. That name will not be released publicly until after we have finished home training. Ha, this keeps me from slipping and saying the actual name before the puppy raiser knows that we have been matched.

Man, I do have to say though knowing information about the puppy ahead of time and finding information about the new fury friend is exciting and damned hard! I’ve had to stop myself several times from asking the puppy raiser for pictures and stories and telling another person that I’ve become friends with that I will have Fire’s sibling.

See, I also know that Fire and I were meant for each other for one important thing. Fire knows Starbucks! Yayayayayaya! Any dog of mine will definitely need to be familiar with Starbucks. It’s a requirement!

For those GEB grads my home trainer is Jim Gardner. At least by phone he seems very nice.

So, countdown time for Thursday sometime in the afternoon/evening October 18, 2018!

GSD Fire, 35 days!

Whew, the wait is nearly over!

Welcome old and new friends to my guide dog journey! It has been a very long and hard one.

In June 2017 I retired my very awesome girl Luna moon who was from Leader Dogs for the Blind. Due to my allergies that got worse and unsafe for me to work her I made that hard decision and thought my heart would break.

During this time I started the process to get a new best pal but this time for a shepherd. I knew the wait would be a while and was some what ok with that. What became hard to deal with was the lack of support from some in the guide dog community when I would voice my thoughts and feelings about how long the wait was especially when it reached winter time. It was my first time dealing with loads of snow and cane travel. Definitely something that I am not a fan of. My hats off to all of those that are comfortable with cane travel and snow, but it’s waaaaay past my comfort level! So, during the wait I stopped talking about the guide dog wait I was going through except to a few people that I felt were supportive and real friends along with family members until the time came that the wait was over.

So, that brings us to the reason for this post, smiles.

On Thursday I finally got the call that my match has been found and in October I will be getting my new four-legged friend! My hopeful GSD will be known as Fire! I will not give more information about it until we have graduated since as all you guide dog users know anything can happen between now and then.

Fire of course is a shepherd and is from Guiding Eyes for the Blind! My trainer will be Jim.

This process will also be different because I will be going through home training and I will discuss the mixed feelings I had about this development along with comparing it to in class training.

Hopefully my puppy raiser friends from Leader Dogs will still stick around and read even though this adventure won’t be from Leader. To any new puppy raisers that join the adventure, especially those from GEB I hope you enjoy the experience of my adventures!

The next update will be some time during the week of September 10th when we narrow down my training date for October.

Our little mango shows us what he thinks about being woken up

Zzzzzzzzzzzz, nudge nudge, zzzzzzzzzz, nudge, nudge. Swish swish swish swish.

Tech, there’s his heartbeat at 142
Me, are you sure that’s his and not mine? Sounds awfully slow.
Tech, yep, that’s his, I have a good picture of it right here.

Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggg! There’s that thing again. What’s that my mommy is talkings about? Eeeeep, what, more pictures!!!! Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggg, doesn’t they knows I was sleeping? Sturbs my rest, I’ll fixs them!

Swim swim swim, turn turn turn.

Tech, oh my, um, yes he’s definitely a boy! He just popped it right out there!

Hmph, takes that picture taker persons. Now lets me rest . . . Eeeeeeeep, that’s didn’t works, still poking at me’s. Fines fines fines!

Swim swims, wiggle wiggles, I shall just keeps moving. That will show thems.

Whew, I’s tired, mommy’s are you dones yet? I’ll just curls up now and put my fingers in my mouths and sleeps and maybe if I Ignores them that will make them goes away? Right, maybe? Zzz, mommy’s I’s tireds now k, zzzz.

A few minutes goes by so our brave little baby gets to sleep.

Dr. Stewart, lets have a look.

Nudge nudge nudge

Dr, everything is looking good. Good brain, good spine.

Aaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggg, nots again, there’s another’s one! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa, takes that you’s peeper!

Dr, um, yes, I agree he’s definitely a boy!

Heheheheeh, our little Snowman clearly wants to make sure that we know he’s a boy and has no problems flashing the camera. I think he’s going to need more watching than his brother, lol.

Be sure to tune in next week for the next installment of Snowman the flasher!

Eeeeeep, my brother stinks

swim swim swim I go. It’s so nice that I can hears things like my mommy and brother and daddy. It was too quiet around here. Snowman, is that’s my name? Cow, my brother calls me cow, hmm! Swim swim swi . . .

What’s that bad bad bad smells? Quick, covers my nose. Help help, what’s that smells, how do I tells them I know like that smells? I can hears them, but they no can hear me yet! Stop stop, make it goes away!

What’s that, mommy says that’s my brother’s stinky diaper! Eeeeeeee, gag, makes it stop mommy, makes it go away! Covers my nose with both hands!

Eeeeeeee, brothers you stinks! Stoooooooooooop, you’s ruining my swimmings!

The elusive Snowman strikes again

You know, I’m really starting to get the feeling that little Snowman here is going to be the quiet and sneaky type, unlike his brother that’s the energizer bunny sneaky type, lol.

Today was our doctors appointment where once again Mr. Kal decided to play peek-a-boo with us again. My doctor spent 10 minutes chasing him around trying to get his heart rate. She didn’t believe me when I said he made us work for it for the ultrasound, hahahah!

Linda, pushes a little on my stomach to make him go in the direction she wanted.
Snowman, ha, I don’t think so doc…stays put
Linda, moves the heart monitor thing where Kal is
Snowman, nope, I don’t think so.moves away!
Linda, wow, he is quite the stubborn one isn’t he? I didn’t believe you about him being a challenge!
Me, haha, told you!

Finally, she caught him I guess while he was taking a breather from swimming around in there and we got his heart rate at 147 for today.

Sadly, still no movements that he lets me feel on a regular basis. If he discovers that I can feel him sticking a body part out he quickly moves away and hides again. Darn him!!!

I will be switching doctors on the 22nd to the one that will actually be doing the c-section.

Linda, I’m going to now switch you over to doctor Clark, she’s very nice.
Me, Ah, so you won’t be my delivery doctor?
Linda, Nope, I don’t do c-sections. They won’t let me have a knife for some reason!
Me, Oh my, ok, her it is then.

So, maybe on the 22nd we can set the eviction date and by then Mr. Snowman will start being more ***cooperative*** I can hope, right?

Oh yes, and I am currently sitting at 159 pounds. Next visit is another ultrasound which checks Snowman’s anademy to make sure everything is growing as it should.

Until next time!

Snowman the sweet potato 2.0

Welcome to the little sweet potato 2.0 and how things are different this time around!

For those that are not aware because you aren’t following me on twitter or facebook, this little sweet potato is also a boy. He is our little Snowman and due in December! His name is Kalvin.

Lol, we played the guess his name game and let me tell you, the names people guessed during 3 rounds was just priceless. No one came close to getting it right until I gave a huge clue, but it was still fun!

So, all about this little guy!

1. I don’t feel him move as much as I did with Baby J and that’s taking some getting use too. As tiny as I am I’m use to feeling them fluttering around by the time I reach 3 and a half months! Nope, this time around the layout of inner parts makes it a bit different.
2. 2. He was not shy at all about letting us know he was a boy right out the gate. Thanks to Aira who described our ultrasound picture, hahaha, he’s posing for the whole world to see.
3. 3. I’m still sitting under 160 pounds at 18 weeks. Whereas with peanut I was almost 170.
4. 4. He loves pineapples, eggs ***thank god***, orange juice, corn and string beans mixed together, anything from taco bell, salads and yogurt!
5. 5. Now with this little bugger I get no gentle nudge of hey mommy I’m hungry! Nope, right out the gate it’s hey woman feed me and feed me now!

The most adorable thing is peanut and the baby to be. Lol, he likes poking my belly and saying hi to his little brother. He even gives him a kiss. I can’t wait until the day when Kal kicks him back to see what he does, hahahah.

Our next doctors visit is on Wednesday August 1, 2018. I think at that time is when we will be picking the eviction date for the little Snowman. So until then, have a great night. It’s time to feed the Snowman before he kills me, lol.

Bad mommy and daddy, I said just me

What? My mommy and daddy did, not, listens, too, me! I tolds them no no no no no, I did nots want any brothers or sisters, just me! They did nots listens!

My mommy tells me that there’s a baby in her tummy’s. I likes telling the baby night night and then poking it! Mommy says I should nots do that cause it will kick me back. I just giggles! Baby won’t kicks me, poke poke poke!

Anyways, mommy is trying to teach me to say my little brothers name. She says I sound likes I’m calling him cow, hehehehe! Shhh, I don’t think I was supposes to tells you that part! Ah well, what do I do? I have this baby coming who will takes all my mommy’s attention from me’s! Daddy’s too, but that just can’t happens, no no no no no!

I goes to sleep now. I have school tomorrows!

Night night baby. Remembers, I’s the big brother, k?