Now it’s time for the second installment of the “Me and My Baby” meme. Here is a portion of Boo’s life story…
Were you married at the time? Yes, we’d been married for almost 7 years when Boo was born.
What were your reactions when you found out that you were pregnant? We were a bit surprised but very excited.
How old were you? 29 when he was born.
How did you find out that you were pregnant? About two months after Little weaned, and a couple weeks after her first birthday, I began to suspect that I might be pregnant again. There were a few days here and there where I didn’t feel all that great, and I was feeling a bit more tired than usual. I decided to take my temperature a couple of mornings (as in FAM); the first morning it was up and I just knew that I was pregnant. I picked up a test while I was out running errands. When I took the test it immediately turned pink; there was no doubt it was positive.
Who did you tell first? I called Matt at work to tell him.
Did you find out the sex? But of course.
Due date? April 19.
Did you deliver early or late? A few days early.
Did you have morning sickness? Yes. Not as quite as bad as with Little, but I threw up regularly and felt bad for most of weeks seven through sixteen.
What did you crave? Chick-Fil-A waffle fries.
Who irritated you most? I’m sure it was Little or Matt just because they are the ones I’m with the most.
What was your child’s sex? It’s a boy!
How many pounds did you gain throughout your pregnancy? About 30.
Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? So far I’ve been blessed with smooth pregnancies; no complications with this one either. I did, however, have three stomach bugs during my pregnancy (including one the day before he was born, but that’s another story) which was not fun.
Where did you give birth? in a hospital.
How many hours were you in labor? My doc inadvertently broke my water during my weekly visit. That was about 4:30 or 4:45 in the afternoon and he was born at 12:12 am, so about 7.5 hours.
Who drove you to the hospital? I drove myself. I was at the doctor’s office, which is directly in front of the hospital, when my water broke. Matt was on his way home from work (had just left the office when I called), and my mom was at my house with Little, so I was on my own.
Who watched? Matt was the only one in the room through the whole thing; my mom was there until I started pushing.
Was it vaginal or c-section? The old fashioned way again this time.
Did you take medicine to ease the pain? I was bound and determined that I was going to deliver without medication, but they started a pit drip (b/c of my water breaking) and I gave into the pain and asked for an epidural. The epi was wearing off in a major way by the time I started pushing, so I felt much more this time around than with Little.
How much did your baby weigh? He was exactly 8 pounds.
What did you name your baby? His first name is a family name (he’s the latest in a long line) and his middle name is biblical. We called him Boo in utero before we found out his gender and it stuck as blogging name.
How old is your baby today? He’s five months old.