Trust your dog

You know it amazes me how many times I get hit in the face with that phrase from my own dog in her way.

Today was our first day at Ohio State Marion for classes and even though it’s a small campus it’s a little confusing due to the layout.

Well, I was still very much confused so showed up early to give myself time to get lost. I had my certain landmarks to listen for and to watch out for, but was still pretty nervous.

So, we get inside the building and cruise through the doors and one of my landmarks isn’t running…darn water fountains! Think I need to figure out something else to use, lol. 

Anyways, I tell Luna left after a while since I know we have to go that way and like the good girl she is, she goes left when it’s time to do so.

Well, great, don’t hear my other landmark which is the vending machines, *grumbles* but Luna is still cruising along like she knows where she’s going. She shows me a door, but I didn’t see the sign just a blank wall…erm, this wall doesn’t feel right. Luna I think we missed something.

So, I turn her around and we start walking another direction. hey, there’s the vending machines I was looking for! They were there the whole time just quiet, drats! Ah well, that means we should be by the other exit doors. Forward we go then.

LUna, find the doors, outside!

Heheh, Luna shows me a door, but guess what, it’s not the exit doors! Well, crap, now what?

So, I yet again turn Luna around since I know we’re in the right general area and off we go again. Luna drags me down the hall the way we were going the first time, you know, before I turned her aroun, hahah.

She shows me the door again, but this time a little further over and um, guess what? It’s the direction I needed to be! I just needed to go one more door down to be in the right place.

Me: Oops, guess we were going right the first time, eh Luna?
Luna: *gives me the look of duh* and then sighs at me, like I told you so. Next time listen!
Me: gives her a treat and tell her what a smart great girl she is and we go on with our day.

One of these years I’ll learn to follow and trust my dog when they are more sure than I am. Of course then it will be my luck I end up who knows where, hahaha, right?

Looks who’s talking now!

Now, hopefully I did this right, lol.

For those that receive this via email there are audio files in this entry so not sure if it will show you. If so, great! If not, then head over to my blog directly, smiles. You don’t want to miss this cuteness!!

Hey, look who’s giving us those great baby noises now! 2 months old and his talking away!

And if that wasn’t cute enough, then check this one out where he *demands* our attention at 6:15 this morning.

Adventures with baby J at 2 weeks

Wheeeeee! Time continues to fly right on by! Baby J is now 2 weeks old and here’s the adventures he’s brought us this time.

For those viewing this entry via email, there is a video attached, so make sure to pop on over to www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 and look for baby J.

For those of you that have not seen how *cute* and *adorable* Jaydon is, how about we give you that chance now! Take a look at this video at the star of the show!!

Whenever I can remember how to do so, I will be adding his pictures to my photo collection as well. But isn’t he sooooooo cute? That’s what everyone keeps telling us and stating they’re going to kidnap him. I need to seriously invest in those security bracelets like they have at the hospital, lol.

Finally, its daddy’s turn!
Ah, so one day daddy took it on himself to change J’s diaper while I was sleeping…rare moment getting to sleep for me you know, lol. Anyways, his first time he does an *awesome* job. Go daddy! That was even with part of that annoying umbilical cord still attached. Gods, I’ll be glad when that’s finally all gone!

Baby J gives daddy a hard time!
Oooops, sorry daddy. This time changing that diaper doesn’t go as smoothly, hahah.

1. daddy gets everything ready to change the diaper
2. daddy places J on changing table
3. daddy goes to unbutton onesie

Jaydon, Ooooops, sorry daddy, you can’t change my diaper! *crosses his legs over his bum and hides the buttons* and refuses to let daddy move them!
Daddy, *laughing* he won’t let me take his clothes off
Me, hahahahahahahah

I of course am highly amused by this development and let it go on for a few minutes before rescuing daddy…or maybe I was rescuing the baby? lol.

I walk in the room and of course have to tease daddy.

Me, J, are you giving daddy a hard time?
jaydon, *big smile* and starts waving his arms and legs around
Daddy, *walks off to have a cigarette while laughing* Of course he was

First doctors appointment
Well, our little guy just had his first appointment yesterday morning and of course, *you guessed it* everyone ooooooo’d and aaaaaah’d and wanted to kidnap him, smiles.

J is doing well except for his weight. It’s not horrible, but I’m just a little concerned about it and daddy is more so. He’s a pound under his birth weight at 6lbs, and about 9 ounces and I sometimes feel that even though he eats and eats and eats, he’s just not putting on weight…quite the opposite, he seems to be losing. He’s still giving me loads of wet and poopy diapers so nothing to be overly concerned about, but still, *grumbles* Trying not to get too stressed about it since that won’t help with milk flow either, but damn that’s hard, lol. Anyways, as I said, besides that the little guy is looking great and the doctor wants us to come in next week for a weight check.

Mommy’s boy
lol, now this little guy is definitely a mommy’s boy. In my opinion i think he’s more my little shadow than my other 2 monsters were. With them I at least got them to sleep in their beds all the time. Smiles, J will during the day, but I can’t for no reason get him to stay there at night. This should make it fun when I start back to work on Tuesday night.

people say it’s because i’m a night owl that he’s one too and has to be with mommy. Hahah, most likely that is true. hmm, wonder if I can get double pay for teaching Jaydon early about working for Red Roof?

Now if he is not with me and say daddy tries to comfort him by holding him or rocking him and he really wants his mommy….trust me, he will let you know it, lol. Squirmy boy and pretty much make you death by those awesome set of lungs of his, he will demand you take him to his mommy!

Anyways, until the next update. I hope everyone has a great long weekend!

Wow, one week old already?

Wow how time flies! Can you believe it’s been a week already? That’s right, baby J is already one week old and boy what a ride it’s been! Sleep, what sleep/ That thing and I weren’t friends even before I was pregnant and it’s nice to see that really hasn’t changed much.

So, the joys of staying in a hospital after giving birth, just ugh! I mean, do these nurses and doctors have a special class in how to disturb a patient when they are sleeping so they can poke and prod you? Hell, it reminds me of waiter and waitresses that ask, how’s your meal” when your mouth is full, lol.

Anytime J finally went to sleep along comes a nurse . . .
It’s time for his bath
It’s time for some test
It’s time for some shots
I need to take his vitals

I mean seriously, can’t you guys do this when he is…I don’t know, actually awake? He does stay awake for a while you know, sheesh!

One day we really had a rough night and didn’t get much sleep at all until like after 1 in the afternoon. Sure enough as soon as we got to sleep all cuddle up I get this nice beep from the nurses station . . .

Nurse, May, can I come in and get your vitals?

Me, *grumbles curse* sure, why not.

Of course she then felt bad after she discovered that we had just finally went to sleep and told all other doctors and nurses to like wait until either I call them or they see the light on my phone is on, then they’d know I was awake, lol.

Now J definitely had all the nurses fooled and you think they would have caught on after like the third time, but noooooo, hahahah.

Since they kept disturbing his sleep to do some kind of poking and prodding on him, he got to the point where he’d show signs of he really really needed to eat…like right now! He’d really start sucking his fingers or opening his mouth really big and looking for his food. So they’d bring him to me and be like . . .

Nurse, May, he’s really hungry!

However, hahah, the moment they handed him to me, he curl up, close his eyes and went to sleep.

Me, Are you sure he was hungry?
Nurse, yes, he was like sucking on his fingers and everything.
Me, mhmm, sure sure, doesn’t look like it to me. Looks like he fooled you guys, hahaha.

Now for our time at home

Another night owl?
Ooopps, think I created another night owl. As if I wasn’t enough in this household, lol.

Baby J will sleep just fine during the day in his room or in his play-yard, but come night time…no way, forget it. I can’t get him to stay in his room to save my life for more than 10 or 15 minutes. Unless he is with me and we’re laying down in our bed, he will not go to sleep. He must be up with mommy. Hmm, think this may pose a problem when I go back to work, lol.

Daddy earns his *over here* blind sign from baby J
One day Jerry went to give J his pacifier and J like took his little hand and shoved his daddy’s hand towards his face like…over here dad, my mouth is this way! Hahahahah, this has happened twice this week.

The funny thing is, J does not do this with me at all. Kind of reminds me of my daughter and how she was when she was little with the whole blindness thing with her dad and I. She’d be one way with me and a completely different way with her dad. So for now it looks like J will be like his sister there, but only time will tell.

Baseball player when he grows up?
Speaking of that darn pacifier, I kind of hate that he’s gotten attached to one, but ah well. Could be worse things he’s attached to, right?

Well, we think he could be one hell of a baseball player if he chooses. The little guy can definitely throw the pacifier far when he decides he doesn’t want it. There have been times it’s at the other end of his bed or on the other side of his play-yard. And of course if we take too long finding it to give it back to him he gets pissed off! lol, figure that one. It’s not our fault little guy that you decided to throw it across the moon and we have to hunt for it, smiles.

music snob!
Wow, only a week old and already lets us know what music he refuses to listen too. Jerry and I run our own radio station, www.phoenixfirefm.net that has a family side and an adult side and one day we decided that we’d have kids music play on the family side and put that on in Jaydon’s room. Well, that went over like a led balloon! He was not pleased with our choice of music for him. He let us know in his way of course…by screaming, that that was not the music he was use to hearing and he wanted it gone and right now!

Another time he was laying in his play-yard and the live version of “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner came on and he screamed about that one too, lol.

So, that’s been our week with the little guy so far. Stay tuned because I’m sure they will be more!

Third times the charm, happy birthday baby J

Whew, what a busy time it’s been! Lets update everyone that hasn’t already heard the news and hopefully get the blog caught back up, smiles.

As everyone knows that last week, last Tuesday afternoon I went into the hospital because baby J was trying once again to enter the world early and the results of that lovely visit. If you don’t remember, then, check that out here

Now lets move ahead to early Friday morning about 2AM eastern standard time. I end up in the hospital yet again because J says he wants out now! This time the staff is extremely rude in the fact that they made me feel like what the hell am i doing there, it’s all about the baby and you as the mother really don’t matter. Comments like, “the baby is fine so you’ll be ok.” I tell them I’m the one stressed out due to the pain he’s causing along with the contractions and I get, “oh, just relax and you’ll be fine. The baby is what’s important and he’s looking good. What’s a little discomfort to a healthy baby. You do want him coming out healthy right?” Um, like really. What a way to make the mom depressed and feel like crap, right?

So anyways, around 10:30-11AM our doctor comes in once again and states that “if the contractions were still 5 to 6 minutes apart she’d take little guy out, but since they’re not . . .”

By then I lost it and just cried even more. Once again how I felt and my concerns meant nothing even to my doctor! I was getting ready to call my bf and let him know that I’d be heading home once again to suffer because the doctors and nurses didn’t give a damn, but before that happened, here comes the fun part!

Baby J

No no no no nos, no mores upsetting my mommys and keeping mes in here. I wants out and I wants out rights now!

Five minutes after my doctor left my hospital room she came back in and said, “well the contractions picked back up so I’m going to check you out to see if you’ve dilated.”

The next thing I hear is . . . “oh crap, she has.”

Doctor, How soon can your husband get here?
Me, I don’t know, he’s has to call work and find a ride.
Doctor, um, well, do you think he can get here by 12:30?
Me, um, well, I think so, but he’ll definitely try super hard.

Come to find out that J was not screwing around this time. He meant business and they were taking him out by c-section or he was coming out naturally. He apparently made me dilate a lot, where if she waited any longer it would be taken from her by J, lol.

So needless to say I was then quickly prep for that c-section that wasn’t suppose to happen until August 29. BF/daddy made it there by 1pm and baby J was born at 1:59PM.

He entered the world weighing 7lbs, 8 ounces, 20 inches long, a head full of dark hair and blue eyes and to show his displeasure to the nurses and doctors that upset his mommy and forced him to stay in longer than he wanted…he peed on them! hahahahahahahah

Wow, let me tell you this boy has some powerful ass lungs on him! They pulled him out and within 2 seconds he definitely made his voice heard.

Doctor, now that’s what I like to hear.
Me, I told you had nothing to worry about. He demanded he was ready. Should have listened the first time.

So from this moment forward the pregnancy entries have ended and the fun of baby J has begun! I hope you’re ready for the ride…we’re in for trouble now!

All about the winter melon. 2 weeks to go!

Whew, we are still alive, honest!

For those receiving this via email there is a video in this entry. You should know the drill now, smiles. www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 and look for 36 weeks.

Wow, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to update everyone in a while, bad me! So lets give a refresher, shall we?

Last month we were in training for a job with Red Roof Inn and our lovely little hellion decided he’s had enough and he was ready to come out! look right here to check out J complaining to management and to this day he is still very determined that he wants out right now and does not want to wait until his eviction date!

roll roll roll, stretch stretch stretch

Baby J
Hellos out there! I’s still stucks in here! Hows does I gets out of here’s? *push push push* I’s find a ways out!

Ow ow ow ow, that was my rib kiddo! Whew, I’m to the point where I agree with the little hellion….let, him, out, already! My body will thank you, lol.

Right now the little monster is having a blast pushing against my ribs and dragging his foot back and forth while I try and right this! *ow ow ow ow ow* How much longer is left?

So, we finished training and got back home from Springfield Ohio on July 29th and the following week, the first week of August started the doctors doctors and more doctors visit. yep, I now have my second home at the doctors. On Mondays I visit the hospital where J will actually be born and on Fridays I have my appointment that’s here in town.

The first week which I said was August 1, we were pretty concerned that they might have to take the little guy early due to the fat he tried coming out early already. Plus, on top of that some people decided it would be a *great* idea to stress me out and my blood pressure went *waaaaaaay* up and that was concerning for the doctor as well. But, in the end Mr. J still doesn’t get his way and has to wait!

Baby J
No no no no nos, I nos likes it. I nos wants to waits! *push push push, stretch stretch stretch* Lets me outs I says!

last week, which was week 36 we got more stuff for Jaydon, diapers, coothes and other important things like that and lets just say his bed was completely buried! Check it out! For those that can see, his bedding is pretty cool, smiles.

Also last week at the hospital part of the visit during the ultrasound we were told that he was happily sucking his thumb. He didn’t have a care in the world since not long before that I gave him his favorite, apple juice!

Baby J
kick kick kicks, roll roll, Apple juices, me wants apple juice!

Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have just thought that, hahaha. Better wrap this up soon so I can go find that apple juice before he really gets going!

We’re now at week 37 with just 2, count them, 2 weeks to go and the little winter melon is quite active and still bound and determined that he will get his way. Since he like never sleeps I must say that it’s fun trying to work and talk to callers making reservations when you have a little monster kicking your butt and really making his views known about his crappy accommodations!

push push push push, stretch stretch stretch.I sits on mommys blatter! Takes that mommy. kicks kicks kicks!

Ow ow ow, ok, guess I’m done writing now! *groans* my poor ribs. Oof, and back the the bathroom I go too it looks like!

So until next time from the land of the winter melon and I, take care all! And someone pleeeeeease send me sleeping darts for the monster!

Check out time for baby J?

Me: Good evening and thanks for calling Red Roof Inn Springfield, how may I help you?

Baby j; Mommy, mommy, mommy, let me out of here!!! The room is too small, I need bigger space! Whats do I has to do to gets more room?

Me: I’m sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your room little guy, but I see here that we won’t have anything for you until August 29, 2016 which is 6 weeks from now.

Baby J; but but buts, I wants out now now now now! Lets me outs of here! *jab jab, stretch, kicks* I’s not happy! Me demands you lets me out!

hahaha, welcome to the latest update of the little hellion and mommy, smiles. For those that missed the last update we are currently in Springfield Ohio for job training for Red Roof Inn the hotel. I will be at the end of it all able to join the land of reservation agents for this hotel, yay! Whew, let me tell you it is lots to learn, but I am enjoying it.

week 1
Our training class is pretty small with just 5 of us. It’s an *interesting* group for sure, smiles. Our Red Roof Inn trainers are freakin awesome and make the class amusing at times!

So, I finally discovered how to get Jaydon to be still. lol, too bad it doesn’t last long, only about 5 minutes, hahahaha. We discovered that the little guy *loves* it when we go swimming. So much so that I have to watch out for my own safety. He gets so excited and pushes around in there that he can make me crash into the wall or steps or hahah daddy if I’m not paying attention!

What the hell was in that meal?
Thursday night of the first week I had meatloaf and mashed potatoes and lets just say baby J went *nuts*

baby J: jab jab jab, stretch stretch stretch poke poke poke
me: ow ow ow ow ow! Oh dear this isn’t good.

I just figured the little guy was in a mood to seriously idk my butt and ignored it until Saturday night.

baby J: Hellos out there! *punch punch punch, jab jab jab* lets me out of here!
Me: oh hell, I think I better go to the hospital because things just aren’t right.

Hello Springfield Ohio’s birthing staff, nice to meet you sooner than I wanted!

Yep, you read that right. I had to go to the hospital due to all the pain that Jaydon was causing. Turns out that those lovely braxton hicks turned into contractions that were 3 minutes apart!

Me: Holy hell! No no no no no, baby J you can not come out right now!
Baby J: I’s wants out! *push push push* looks at me! Mommy mommy mommy, lets me come out!
Nurses: Wow, what a strong active little boy. You’re going to have fun with him. Good luck!
Me: hahahaha, I’ll need it.

It took 2 breathine shots to finally get the contractions to stop, but little J made sure I knew he wasn’t happy with the fact that I stopped him from coming out. They saw in the ultrasound that he stretched *completely* out with the biggest smile on his face and waved at the camera like he didn’t have a care in the world that he was currently beating up his mother, lol.

week 2
Baby J: *knock knock knock* I’s still here’s mommy! I wants out of here’s still. I has no room! *push push push, kick kick kick* Lets me out out out! Don’t you wants to hold me’s mommy? I wants to meets people!
me: no no no J you still have 6 weeks to go. You must stay in there! Ow ow ow! Someone send me a baby tranqulizer!

It’s a very good thing that we record the training classes because it’s super hard to concentrate on what’s going on when there is a kid trying to become a Red Roof Inn baby! Jaydon is bound and determine that he wants to be born in Springfield. He’s definitely heard that his mommy and daddy will be moving here, but what he fails to realize that that won’t happen until early next year!

Baby J: no no no, I doesn’t wants to waits! Out out out! *stretch stretch stretch, jab jab jab, kick kick kick* Stops ignoring me mommy and lets me out! Someone tells her to lets me out!

What will week 3 of training bring? Hopefully *not* the little honeydew hellion!

Only 8 weeks left!

For those that receive this via email there is a video in this entry. You know the drill, go to www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 and look for *pregnant May week 31*

Can you believe it, there’s only 8 weeks to go! How time flies when you’re expecting a Mexican jumping bean!

Our little hellion is doing just great. *active* is an understatement! Baby J does not know the meaning of the word *sleep* or anything that is even remotely close to it.

We had our last doctors appointment on Friday, July 1 and his heart rate for this visit was sitting at 148, smiles.

Let me tell you that this time when we heard his heartbeat, we had the crap scared out of us! We’re not sure if it’s how baby J was hanging out in there or how the nurse was holding the monitor, but it seriously sounded like there was 2, count them, 2 heartbeats going off!

All that was going through our minds at the time was *oh no,* is it 2 in there? No no no no! It just can’t be, lol.

The eviction time has been set and will be carried out at 9AM on August 29, yay! This means I have to be at the hospital at 7AM, *groans*

Now, here’s the bad news and why Jaydon will absolutely hate me! Our doctor once again is making me be mean to our little guy. I can not, repeat, can, not, eat after midnight! *cries* He can’t have his apple juice or any of his favorite drinks!

I did warn our doctor that she’ll be pulling out a pissed off little boy and she laughed. Ha, she thinks I’m joking!

Mommy weight game 2.0
The weight game has started over due to the fact that we were running out of contestants from the first round, smiles. So if you want to get in another guess for round 2.0 of what will I weigh come August 29, then get those guesses in now. I’m now sitting at between 181 and 183 with 8 weeks left to go!

Current guesses are:
1. 185
2. 195
3. 200

Now, here’s the video for everyone to see what I look like now. This video was done on Sunday before we left for Springfield Ohio. ISorry for voiceover that just *would not* shut up!

Baby J’s height and weight game
We also started a new game Saturday night for baby J. What do you think he’ll be by the time his eviction date rolls around?

current guesses:
1. 19in 9.2lb
2. 21in 9.5lb
3. 19in 8.13lb
4. 18in 9.4lb
5. 19in 9lb
6. 19in 8.5lb

Wow, lots of guesses for him, smiles. So put in your guesses and lets have some fun and see who’s right at the end!

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!