Apr 25 2016

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!

Apr 17 2016

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!

Apr 05 2016

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!

Mar 19 2016

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

Mar 09 2016

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!

Feb 12 2016

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!

Feb 05 2016

Anyone for a Martini?

Approximately 9 weeks and 2 days! Anyone for a martini? Baby J is our little cocktail olive this week.

Today we finally got to meet our OB and she seems like a very nice person and a no non-sense doctor. We did agree on me having another c-section so the little one will be evicted near the end of August. But of course that’s just approximate since it seems every time we go to the doctor the due date changes, lol. It gets earlier and earlier with each visit. Baby J is eager to come into the world and torment mommy and daddy, lol. I think I’m in trouble!

They want me to gain at least 20 pounds during the pregnancy. Hmm. I’m now sitting at 155 pounds. If you remember last week I was 152, lol. I don’t think that will be a problem, do you?

The horrible news for me is that next week, much sooner than usual I’ll be doing the sugar test, gags! Man how I hate that thing. I hope it’s not the orange flavor!

cravings
Well, lets add to our cravings list as well. This little cocktail definitely loves apple juice. I bought only one jug last week and um, lets just say it barely made it to the next shopping trip. So this time I made sure to buy two of them, lol.

Sadly, I definitely can not make eggs or I’ll be miserable for the next few hours, cries! I have no problem eating them, but I just can’t actually cook them. How rude!

Other than that the baby and I are doing well and the next baby doctor visit will not be until March 9.

Have a great night and see you at the next update!

Jan 30 2016

unexpected exciting surprise!

Approximately 8 weeks and 3 days

Thursday I got an unexpected exciting surprise. We had to do another ultrasound to see if this time the little raspberry would let the techs see how things were looking. Of course all is well, smiles.

Did you know that as early as 5 and a half weeks you can hear the baby’s heartbeat if they can see the baby? Well, neither did I. Much to my surprise I got to hear the little ones heartbeat! I was soooooo excited. I wasn’t expecting to hear this until like march or so, smiles.

I made a recording of the heartbeat to share with the daddy and it completely made his day! Since we didn’t know that we’d be able to hear the heartbeat he wasn’t with me to this ultrasound so at first I was a little sad that he couldn’t share the experience with me. But then I remembered that I had Dropvox on my phone and it made it possible to still share this moment with him. If we figured it right the heartbeat is about 180, fast and strong, smiles.

So, until next time!

Jan 25 2016

The little blueberry

The little blueberry. About 7 weeks and 5 days.

I had my first ultrasound on Jan. 14, but the little one didn’t want to tell them much. So all we know is there’s a baby in there, but not if it’s 1 or 2 or what, *groans*

Today I had the introduction doctors appointment. You know the one where all they do is double check your health history and check on previous pregnancies and make sure all is going well with you so far.

Cravings
I do have a few cravings and thank god they aren’t horrible ones….so far, lol.
ice cream, (pumpkin pie). You know the worse thing about this craving is that it’s for a limited time, WTF!
fruit, the little fruit cups of pears and pineapples, mmm
footlong hot dog, (from Happy Daz) Another bad craving. I can only get this when I have to go get an ultrasound. Happy Daz is not where I live, figure that one!
The newest craving is chicken, apple, pecan salad. I just got this salad tonight from Dominos and man it hit the spot. I ended up ordering another one and waiting for it to get here, lol.

The little blueberry likes to play with my thermostat. One minute I’m walking around in shorts and the next moment I have sweat pants and a sweat shirt on. Whew, come on little one, you’re killing me and it’s not even summer yet, smiles. Man, so not looking forward to that time!

OMG, this baby is going to have me as big as a house I have no doubt! All I’m doing is eating eating eating! I’m not quite 8 weeks and I already weight 152 pounds. Can you imagine what I’ll be like by April?

I am going to try and do some youtube videos so people and when baby gets alder can see how tiny I am now and how huge it makes me later, lol.

We’re going to do another ultrasound on Thursday afternoon and this time the little stubborn one should tell us something. If you hear me scream where ever you are it means I’m carrying more than one, hahahah! I’ll finally get to meet my OBGYN on Feb. 5 and I hear she’s very nice. We shall see.

So, until next time, baby and I are off to wait for food!

Jan 11 2016

Welcome to 2016, you’re having a baby!

Hello, hello, hello!

It’s been such a long time since you’ve heard from me. So much has changed, some good, some bad and some exciting. I’m going to start with the exciting and later all move on to other updates and news.

So, welcome welcome to 2016! Where the heck did 2015 go? It seems like I blinked and it was just, poof, gone.

Well, already 2016 has come in with a bang! After almost 3 years I finally got my wish. I, am, having, a, baby! I thought my chance to have another would never happen and that mother nature would just continue to be cruel and trick me month after month. Get my hopes up just to send me crying in a corner all sad and cursing her until the next time. But, this time she was done playing her dirty tricks!

Yes, I went to the doctor today and I got the good news that without a doubt a little one has now made its home in my belly for the next several months. I’ll have an actual appointment with an OBGYN on the 25th and see if I can give an date range of when the little one is due.

dance dance dance, party party party!!

There is definitely other news to share, but this post was strictly for the baby announcement. I will definitely try not to be a stranger for so long now. I have so much to update everyone on.

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