Monday, January 24, 2011

A questionnaire....

1. Were you married at the time? I don’t like this question…. Technically we both were, but were going through divorces at the time.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant? Shock, disbelief, worried, scared, and excited soon after.

3. How old were you? I was 23 both when we found out and when he was born.

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? I was at home, Josh was on light duty so he was just walking into work when I called him at 8 am on Monday, October 5, 2009. I, had no clue what I was going to do and was hoping he would tell me. He was in complete shocked and told me he was going to have to call me back. When he had hung up, I lost it. I cried and cried, unsure if I was going to be doing this alone, what my mom was going to think and how pissed she was going to be at me… I called the doctor, and got an appointment to “confirm” what the home test had already told me…but hell, I was thinking it was all a big joke at this point. Josh went with me to the doctors, I peed in a cup….a minute later the doctor comes in and says, “your really really pregnant”, I sigh and say… “What do you mean I’m really, really pregnant?” She then stated that it immediately came back with a very positive. I then got prescribed prenatals, and also got a HCG level done because I wasn’t really sure when my last menses was. We then started driving to walmart, Josh called his family….they were beyond excited. I was scared shitless to call mine, so I waited. I filled my prenatal script, and Josh went back to work… We both kept thinking, “Holy Shit”…. Later that night we were in love with the thought of being parents…

5. Who did you tell first? I told Josh, then he called his family after the doctor’s office confirmed it, then I told my family a few days later.

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes….And we did at 17w1d….A beautiful, amazing, wonderful baby boy

7. Due date? Haha, I honestly don’t remember now… and it’s only been 8 months.

8. Did you deliver early or late? Early. I was having some pre-eclampsia/blood pressure problems…so as soon as he was done cooking, I was induced. Thankfully too, because they said if I would have gone full-term or past due like normal first pregnancies, he would have been 10.5-11lbs…ugh ouch       !

9. Did you have morning sickness? Nope. I got a bit nauseous here and there with certain smells…but other than that, no.
10. What did you crave? 1st trimester: Fruit & Salads 2nd trimester: Fruit, salads, chocolate 3rd trimester: MEXICAN…I ate it pretty much every other day

11. What irritated you the most? Pretty much anything and everything. I was pretty moody.

12. What was your first child’s sex? Boy

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 50 lb total, but I was doing really good until I started gaining 4-5 lb of fluid every few weeks….

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Yep. Spotting at 14 weeks, Bedrest from March 13th until May 11th….pre-eclampsia/PIH/i.e. bad high blood pressure.

15. Where did you give birth? Western Missouri Medical Center

16. How many hours were you in labor? Induction started May 10th at 6am…. And started in active labor about 30 minutes after cytotec was inserted…gave birth at 7:29pm on May 11….so around 36 hours….

17. Who drove you to the hospital?

18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Oh yes….I think I would have died without it. I did pretty good the first day, but Pitocin is a bitch, plain and simple. I got an epidural after my water broke and I couldn’t take it much more, I turned pretty much into the devil himself.
J And with what they to me after he was born to stop the bleeding, I am so so glad I got it because yeah….I think it probably would have felt worse than labor.

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