I saw this meme on my SIL’s blog the other day. I haven’t yet written out the kids’ birth stories, so I thought this would be a good way to record some of that information.
Were you married at the time? Yes, for 5 years.
What were your reactions when you found out that you were pregnant? We were so excited; we knew we were ready to add a little one to our family. I was also a bit nervous as I think all first time moms are.
How old were you? 27 when she was born.
How did you find out that you were pregnant? I had been charting my temps (using FAM), so I knew that having a higher temp for more than 16 days probably meant I was pregnant. I tried to wait 21 days before I took a test but only made it 18. The first test must have been defective because it only made part of a plus, the second test registered positive almost immediately. We found out on Nana’s (Matt’s mom) birthday.
Who did you tell first? I called Matt at work and then my best friend, Nicole.
Did you find out the sex? Yes, I think it would have driven both Matt and me crazy not to know.
Due date? August 7.
Did you deliver early or late? a week early.
Did you have morning sickness? that would be a yes. I threw up every morning and felt terrible the rest of the day for 8 weeks.
What did you crave? pineapple pizza from Papa John’s during the first trimester, anything spicy the rest of the time. I went through 2-3 jars of salsa per week. I also had a major aversion to the smell of coffee until about 17 weeks; I almost threw up one night in the cereal/coffee aisle of Target.
Who irritated you most? I can’t recall one person in particular that irritated me, but I’m sure everyone irritated me at one point or another.
What was your first child’s sex? she’s a girl.
How many pounds did you gain throughout your first pregnancy? 24.
Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? not a single one, thank God. I didn’t even have any swelling until the very end.
Where did you give birth? in a hospital.
How many hours were you in labor? my water broke at 1:45 p.m. and I hadn’t had a noticeable contraction yet. They started a pitocin drip about 4:00 p.m. and she was born at 10:33 p.m. So labor was just under 9 hours.
Who drove you to the hospital? Matt. When I called him at work to tell him my water broke and he needed to come home he didn’t believe me at first; I think he was in shock.
Who watched? Matt was there the whole time and my mom made it into town about the time I started pushing, so she got to see her first granddaughter come into the world.
Was it vaginal or c-section? she came out the old fashioned way.
Did you take medicine to ease the pain? I had an amazing epidural when I got to 7cm; I didn’t feel a thing after that.
How much did your baby weigh? she was 7 pounds 1/2 ounce.
What did you name your first born baby? she has a beautiful name that I love, but we call her Little around here.
How old is your first born today? she’s two years old.
Little was born on her Pops’s birthday. Matt called Nana and Pops while we drove to the hospital to let them know that Little’s arrival was imminent. They were at Nana’s college registering for her Fall semester classes, so Pops had to call us back when they got somewhere quieter so he could hear Matt. I think he thought we were calling to wish him a happy birthday; he was quite surprised to hear that his granddaughter was on her way on his birthday. It’s pretty neat that she shares a birthday with her Pops.