Would you like cauliflower with that?

We made it to the final stretch! Welcome to week 28, the last trimester! Would you like cauliflower with that?

For those that receive the entries via email there is a video in this entry. You know the drill, smiles, www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 Thanks to our Aunt Sharolyn the video has been corrected and is no longer sideways, lol.

Results of the sugar tolerance test
If you remember from the last update I mentioned that I had to do the 3 hour version of the sugar tolerance test, just bleh! As I said I think they like torturing me and making me drink that horrible orange drink!

For those of you that have never had to drink this here’s what may be as close as I can make it for you to understand. Think of the orange crush and then add sugar. If it’s not sickly sweet, then add more sugar! Gross right? Now imagine drinking that on an empty stomach and it has to be all gone between 5 to 15 minutes. Both my stomach and baby J was like….don’t like this, not at all!

Now I did this test last Monday. I couldn’t eat anything from midnight until after the test. In the end it was a little over 13 hours before we had food. Do you know how pissed off my little guy was?

From baby J
I’s was not happies! Mommy is suppose to feeds me when I says so, not makes me starve! I’m a growing boy in here you know! I kicks and pokes and pokes some mores but she still no feeds me.

Now if I would have failed this lovely 3 hour nightmare I would have had to poke myself 4, count them, 4 times a day! NO WAY! Luckily though all came back ok and baby J and I are just fine, smiles. No more torturing us with no food for hours on end! Now if I can just get him to understand that food won’t be withheld so he stops trying to immediately make me sick when he says he’s ready for food, lol. Any ideas?

Braxton Hicks?
What the heck, braxton hicks! Where did those come from? i did not have those with my other 2 monsters. What, what what!

I explain what I was feeling to my doctor and she immediately said…that’s normal!

What, that’s not normal. I did not have these before, lol. Once again our little guy is out doing his siblings and making this pregnancy totally different. Of course I was told I don’t have anything to worry about unless I start getting them about 4 times a hour i think she said. Um, how about can we not have them at all/ lol.

Baby J’s room
As I mention above sorry if the video looks sideways. I guess the IPhone didn’t want to switch over to landscape mode. Not many people told us it’s sideways, but just in case, sorry, smiles.

I mentioned at the last update that we got him a 7 in 1 crib. Well, thanks to our neighbor Jason it was put together on Sunday and looks awesome! So, his room is pretty much all ready for him. Just need a few more things to finish it up, but for now have a look!

What’s your guess?
Well, the weight guessing game is just about out of participants, lol. So I think we will be starting the weight guessing game over with round 2, smiles. So get your second round guess in now! We have about 11 weeks to go and I am currently sitting at 181 pounds! Holy hell! Can you believe that?

Well, I think that’s all for this update. The next will be around July 1. So until then have a great week and try and keep cool wherever you are!

Remember if you’d like to get something for baby J please get in touch for our address or go through our amazon baby registry.

Baby news week 26

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This week baby J is a turnip eggplant, hahaha. The poor site we use once again is all confused, smiles. So who knows what he will be come tomorrow.

So here we are at the end of week 26 with baby news!

So last week I had to do the horrible sugar test again, just bleh! I really don’t think my doctor likes me, hahaha. Usually when you don’t hear anything no news is good news right/ Well, not this time! Sadly the test came back with my sugar being pretty high and that spells *disaster* This now means I have to take the 3, yes 3 hour test and I can’t eat anything after midnight. This is *not* going to make baby J happy at all! Once he tells me he’s hungry I can put it off for a little while before he starts hitting that button of, mommy I said *feed* me and feed me now! If I’m an idiot and not listen to him he decides to get more insistent and starts making me sick. Just great! So, on Monday I will be suffering from midnight until maybe sometime shortly after noon. This is so not going to go well! I think they just want me to drink that nasty orange drink again is all.

Now on the baby side of things.

We finally got baby J a few more outfits. Some have cars, elephants and ducks! Wow, I just can’t believe how tiny baby clothes are. I hope he can fit them when he comes out as much as he makes me eat, lol. I swear if he doesn’t come out at least 9 pounds I’l be shocked!

So along with that we got his baby bed which is a 7 in 1. I have never heard of a 7 in 1. This will last us a nice long time, yay! It came with a really nice comfortable mattress as well.

The next big thing thing that we need is the placard that will go in the living room and then it will be time to start collecting all those diapers hahaha.

The little guy is doing well. The ultrasound pictures came out better so don’t have to do that again. He is growing as he should, smiles.

I think we must have caught him at a rare moment of taking a cat nap because his heartbeat started off really really slow and then picked up speed when he realized he was getting attention. Of course he didn’t let us listen for long before he started nudging us away and then running away, lol. The lazy little turnip plant’s heart rate was at 154 this week.

So far I’ve gotten lucky and he hasn’t asked over and over again, but much to my dismay J *likes* peanut butter I definitely do not! This is a new development and maybe I’ll get lucky and it will go away, right? Maybe?

So, for those that are playing the guessing game here is the current weight. I am sitting at 180 pounds. Can you imagine that? Just wow and I still have lets just say 12 weeks to go.

I’m as big as a house!

So for those of you that can see here’s the video we did last week, week 25 so you can see what I look like now from the 10 week video.

The little guy is starting to really tap dance in there so I better try and figure out what he wants, lol. Catch you at the next update, smiles.

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!

Time for midterms already?

Wait! Didn’t this term, this year just start? What do you mean it’s time for test? Where did that time go?

I started classes on January 5 and this week it’s time to test what I’ve learned. I have one midterm tomorrow night, one on Thursday morning and one this weekend!

Now if the section that has to do with 4 p’s would stop escaping me, I’m ready for my one tomorrow night.

A bit nervous for Thursday morning thanks to the fact I um missed class last week due to I was doing one of those rare things for me…sleeping! maybe I’ll tell Luna to take that one for me.

The one over the weekend, it’s open book so it’s more of how fast can I find the answer to make sure I’m right before my time runs out. Happy Valentine’s Day, take a test!

Great Way to Start the Day

Last night was a total pisser. That stupid mother nature came to pay me a visit and she’s freaken early! Can someone please remind me why it is I decided to stop taking the depo shot? *growls* I hate mother nature.

This morning on the other hand was a great way to start the day.

Once again I passed my Sociology test with flying colors. Guess that makes up for the test I took last week in Addictions and know for sure that I didn’t do that well on. I was feeling pretty depressed about that, but this helps a little.

Kind of funny that the one class that I’m not exactly interested in is the one class that doesn’t have me lost without really having a book that I have good marks in. Figure that one.

Ah well, now to prepare for the next test which is sex. Anyone want to take that one for me?

Cat

Huge Reason to Celebrate!

I am so going to celebrate today after class and possibly all weekend!

For the first time ever I got my best grade on a test and in Sociology at that!

Usually when I sit down to take a test I totally forget everything I’ve learned, read or whatever, but not this time. I received 8.75 out of 10 points on a 40 question multiple question test. So totally awesome for me!

This test I was more worried about than others in the past as well due to issues I’m having with not quite having my text book because Center for Students with Disabilities, (CSD) is well, way back there. I received the first 4 chapters of my Sociology book by Wednesday of this week and the test had to be done today before 4:00 pm.

This one test and best grade ever will motivate me to at least keep going to my Sociology class, *smiles*

Yay me!

Cat