Wednesday, July 2, 2008

pregnancy tag

being in the getting-ready-to-give-birth mood that i'm in, i'm really excited i got tagged to do this. most likely it will be questions i won't want to answer and facts that you don't want to know, but i am so excited to have a baby (that's why i got pregnant in the first place) and this waiting game is dirivng me crazy! i figure it'd be good to remember some of the happy things about his sister's entrance in to this world.1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? yes

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? yes

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? i was so excited. i wouldn't let ryan in to the bathroom when i initially took the pregnancy test (watching someone urinate on a stick is so undignified) but as i waited for that pink line to appear, i threw open the bathroom door and shouted for him to come in--and he fell in! turns out, he was so excited, he was standing RIGHT outside the door in the hopes of hearing a happy noise.

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? no. i'd have to say that being pregnant has made me more pro-life than i ever was.

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 22.

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? i took a pregnancy test. how else do you find out you're pregnant?

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? ryan. and then we decided to wait until christmas to surprise our families, but i had a really rough trip out to california and was bleeding a little by the time i got there. i was so scared, i told my mom. plus, there was absolutely no way that i was going to keep that one inside until christmas. that meant that my dad knew right away, too.

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? yes. i hate anticipation and surprise. i want to know right away.

9. DUE DATE? august 4, 2006 all the way until my ultrasound when they pushed it back TWO WHOLE WEEKS to august 17, 2006 and i almost killed the entire office.

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? no.

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? before i knew i was pregnant, i made enchiladas and ate them for about four meals in a row (poor ryan). they just tasted so good! now when i eat them, i think they are gross (that is just too bad).

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? people who wanted to touch my stomach and just held on. sometimes with two hands.

13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? girl

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? i think i secretly wanted ava to be a girl a tiny bit more than i wanted her to be a boy. but only a tiny bit. so, no, i didn't wish.

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? i'm not answering this question.

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? yes.

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? not a surprise.

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? ava's umbilical cord fell off and they had to manually remove the placenta. it was so awful that i sent ryan out of the room.

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? mt. timanogos hospital

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? my water broke at about midnight and ava was born at 4:15 in the AM.

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? ryan. i kept saying things like, "these contractions are really strong!" and he kept throwing me the most terrified looks, but i was excited, so he kept changing his terrified looks to happy ones. poor ryan, he didn't know what to do. neither did i! we were expecting something so horrible!

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? ryan. and my midwife. and about ten nurses (slow night at the hospital) who were so wonderful. they were motherly and excited. they were so encouraging and kind. i loved having them there (although at first i wasn't so sure).

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? natural.

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? no.

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 6lbs 13oz

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? august 11, 2006

27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? ava christine

28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? almost 23 months old.

i tag: shannon, brendi and anyone else who wants to trip down memory lane.

now i'm off to research alternative diapering methods.

4 comments:

Hernan said...

I know the answer of question 7 for the next baby!

:-)

taradise said...

You were married when you got pregnant? Huh.

Sally said...

Is that the cutest baby in the entire world, or what?

Justin and Shannon said...

I will do this in a few weeks when I can actually say the sex of our little baby. I am going to be a mom how crazy does that sound.