Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Showing?? Yeah....

So, what I thought was just bloat... no.. turns out it's more than likely me just showing. It's still mostly fat unfortunately, but it's not going down even when the bloat feeling goes away. My stomach has now surpassed my boobs in the amount they stick out. Given that it wasn't a difficult task to achieve but still lol.
Yikes... I seriously look like I'm about 6m along. Oh well. Ya know what... I'm going to pop this sucker out and enjoy the hell out of my giant pregnant belly. It'll be better when it's actually mostly baby but.. meh... whatever hehe.


Had to pee so decided to check for the heartbeat again. Got a decent video this time instead of it sounding like a psycho breathing heavy in to the mic lol.

Found the heartbeat center this time instead of to the left. Our little choo choo train is moving all around in there. :D

My lower back is killing me right now. Not sure if it was b/c I was hunched over making her clock yesterday (probably) or what, but MAN.... I couldn't get in to any comfortable position to sleep. Lower back is still hurting some. Thankfully it's only a mild pain so it's bearable at least.

Speaking of the clock... I painted it gold and no.... just no. Looks so cheap and ugly. Thought gold would look interesting but no... it looks so tacky and bleh. I'll probably do it in some girly colors. Was thinking black and another color, but it would clash too much w/ the rest of her thing.


Oh and I finally dug around in our electronics hoarder closet and pulled out another keyboard. WOO! YAY number buttons and exclamation points!!!! ;)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I definitely felt flutters earlier. BUT I had also just had a BM so it could've been gas or more stuff moving along in my intestine. I think it's too early to feel movement though right? Even for a 2nd child? I dunno...

Working on a clock for Zoe's thing. I've totally been slacking on it and really need to get all of the details finished so I can take some photos. She plays with it a little bit, but I think she'll be more in to it once she's a little older.

Anywho, the clock is coming along pretty good. I'm using a cork coaster thing you use to put houseplants on. Has cork glued to a board. Would be a lot easier if it wasn't glued but oh well. It's not taking as long as I thought it would. But I haven't spent a lot of time w/ Zoe today though which makes me feel bad. As soon as I get off here I'll go bug her ;D hehe

UGH this puppy is crapping ALL over the place and it's turned mushy. Probably b/c we switched his food but still... GROSS.
Grrr, just ticks me off b/c seriously, we'll let him outside for at least 10 or so minutes. He's pooped out there before so we know he knows what to do out there. As soon as we let him in, within 5 minutes he'll crap somewhere.

Thankfully Zoe will run and tell us and knows not to step in it heh.

So.... DH did have a friend who used to go to the guy's night thing.
As soon as this friend got married... he stopped going and doesn't even text DH back... the few times DH did text him.
I mean we even got him a Christmas present, which is what DH was texting him about wondering if he was ever going to show up at guy's night again to get it, but nope... nothing.
Now I get that newlyweds want to spend a lot of time with eachother but I get the feeling that his wife is the reason behind his sudden absence.
The thing is, I'm not sure why. It's not like the group of guys are a bad bunch. They're a bunch of religious great guys that usually just hang out and do like a bible study kind of thing during their guy's nights. Sometimes they'll play poker too. That's it.
I dunno.... just think it sucks that he.. the friend.... pretty much cut all ties with his friends.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eh, longer than I thought

So I dopplered again today lol.
It's longer than I thought I would last without checking hehe.
Anywho... took me only a minute but I found the HB and it sounded just like a little train chugging along.
I remember Zoe's sounding more like galloping. But then again I didn't try with her until 16w so maybe it changes the way it sounds the further along you are?

I did record it, but I put the camera right under my nose so it's a nice video of me breathing right in to the camera mic. DOH... didn't even think of it until right after. Sigh.
I'll try again later... maybe next week if I can start picking it up a little more consistently.

Infant car seats

Been trying to look for infant car seats that are good for small cars. Same crap that I read when we were looking before and those did NOT fit in to our car.
There is one that looks really good. Something called Cybex Aton?
Saw a video of a woman comparing 3 different ones in a small car and that one looked to be the best.
But it also comes with a super hefty price tag of 250-300 dollars too. It seems to get really great reviews though.... just that price... UGH
We are going to have to go for something more expensive though. That cheap 10 dollar one we had just isn't going to work... not with Zoe's car seat back there too.
Can't wait until we can get another car... whenever that may be.

Poor puppy. He's so nervous and doesn't like eating without DH or myself around him. Didn't realize how bad it was though. I don't think he ate more than a few kibble yesterday and maybe a few laps of water and that was it. He woke up last night as usual, laid back down right by my ear and all I could hear was his little stomach grumbling and growling.
He didn't have any food in his dish this morning, but that only means one of the other dogs got to it first. Put his dish by my desk and gave him some more and he totally scarfed it down like he hadn't eaten in forever. Poor little guy was starving. He's in a kibble coma at my feet right now w/ a nice full belly.

Feeling pretty good overall. Tired though. I'm sure it's just from the pup waking up during the night though.
Still having some gag attacks... doesn't seem to be as many or last as long.
Did try to scoop some poop this morning and yeah... that was not happening. It's a gross enough job without added gagging thrown in to the mix.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

FTMs are crazy

Yes, that includes how I was when pregnant with Zoe lol.
Just going to some of these boards and seeing how much some women freak out over the smallest things... I can't help but laugh. I remember being that way and now look back and just realize how ridiculous it was.
Like one woman freaking the hell out because she ate ONE slice of pepperoni pizza. Really??? lol

Granted I am still freaking about some things myself but... so glad I'm not still in that FTM stage where EVERYTHING makes you paranoid and you're super duper careful about following all the guidelines etc etc.

So I found the HB again for a quick second last night. Checked one more time before I went to bed. Had to pee like crazy so thought to try it.
It took about 5min and I heard it for maybe a second at the most. It was there and then it wasn't.
BUT... it didn't sound as fast as it should be? I'm sure this is me just being paranoid.
Going to try to wait at least a couple of days before checking again.

Zoe's 2yr wellness checkup is on Friday. Can't wait to see how big she's gotten.
She is growing up so fast.
She's said really short sentences before, but this morning I was talking to her while we waited for DH to get his things so we could go grocery shopping. I mentioned how the puppy was pooing all over the place. And she nodded and said "He's pooping in the house." LOL
I know that's not a huge deal or anything but just to hear her respond to me like that was.... exciting and adorable :D

Speaking of the puppy. UUUUUGH. This little shit. He's adorable and already part of the family but good lord... it's going to be a pain house breaking him. We'll put him outside, leave him out there for a little bit w/ the other dogs. We'll see him pee.....
As soon as we let him in, he'll go take a dump somewhere AND will also usually pee again. WTF?
Plus, he'll give no warning to when he's going to do it. One second he's playing, the next, he's pissing somewhere. Grrrrrr
I actually don't mind the poo so much right now b/c they're the size of cheetos... it's the pee that is ticking me off b/c even though they're tiny spots, those tiny spots add up and soak in to the carpet.
PLUS he will NOT lay by DH at night. He's a good little snuggle buddy but it would be nice to move around like I used to without having a little chihuahua trying to glue itself to my head/neck. It's sweet, don't get me wrong, but a little bit of space would be nice lol. Nevermind him waking up at 3am every night needing to pee and poop and then thinking it's PARTY TIME.
If he were a bigger dog, he'd be sleeping on the floor w/ the other big dog.

MiL asked me about names on Friday. I didn't tell her anything. I think we're set on the boy name, Bishop, but girl is still up in the air.
I mentioned River to DH but I'm not sure he likes it. I think he thinks I only like it b/c of Doctor Who and Firefly o_O I'm a nerd but not that big of a nerd that I would name our child after a character.
I do still like the name Harley, but the more I say it, the more I think it sounds like a future stripper name LOL. So I think that one is out of the running.
Asked DH today if he liked any particular girl name and I'm not sure if he was joking but he mentioned the name Penelope. I actually really like it, specially the nickname Penny. I actually would not mind giving another DD that name :D

Not sure how much he's thought about it though. I'm sure he will once we're closer to finding out the gender.

I told him I was going to ask them at my next appointment how much the 16w gender scan is. It's probably something like 50+ I would guess. If it's 50 or just a little more... I think I'd want it done. If it's a lot though.... meh, we can wait another month lol.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Movement? Probably not

So I slept like total shit last night. Just tossing and turning and could not get comfortable.
As I was laying there, twice, I felt a very very light fizzy feeling where I'm guessing baby to be. It only lasted for maybe a second at the most.
Not sure it was actually baby since I was having a little bit of gas too though. Not at the same time as I felt it, but throughout the night I had been passing gas lol.
It was probably just that I was feeling but thought I'd mention it anyway.

Still having trouble finding the heartbeat. Last 2 times I tried I haven't been able to find it. I'd be lying if I said it didn't worry me at least a little, but I know I'm still really early and baby is still super tiny. I'll keep trying daily though. I doubt I'll find it consistently until probably a few weeks from now. Maybe at 13-14 weeks.

Lol, everyone keeps going crazy over my belly. I have to remind them that it's still just fat right now rofl. I can't wait for that big ole pregnant stomach.

Ugh, Zoe keeps playing in the dog's water. She's dumped it about 3 times now before I could stop her. She's crying right now b/c I popped her on her booty for doing it... ya know, popped her on her well padded by thick cloth diaper booty lol. Oh toddlers.

She is def doing the terrible 2's dance right now. Just screams and has tantrums over seemingly nothing. At least nothing I can figure out. I ask her what's wrong and she just runs off shrieking some more o_O I just ignore her though when she starts up. It's difficult to do sometimes though when she gets stubborn with it and carries on for a while.

She's my shrieking little munchkin and I love her little ass heh.

Really need to go through all of her clothes again and put up the small ones. We already have 3 or 4 bins of her clothes. If we have another girl, we are set.