Monday, February 9, 2009

The Pregnancy Thing

Here's a great questionnaire about how we became moms! If you have the time (haha), fill it copy it as a reply and fill it out so we can learn a little more about you!


1.HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE?
1

2. HOW OLD?
7 months

3. NAME(S):
For blogging purposes, Chewie.

4. WAS YOUR PREGNANCY PLANNED OR SURPISES?
planned i guess, we weren't TRYING but we weren't preventing either

5. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
I was nervous, my hands were shaking when i told b-rad who said when i showed him the test: "What does that mean?"

6. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
27 when i found out, 28 when he was born

7. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
See number 5, home pregnancy test. i was really really tired all the time, and I kept having dreams i was pregnant, or had just had a baby, so i took one of those Early pregnancy tests and it said Negative, but i kept thinking "But i feel like i'm pregnant". I was bummed. But then i took another one a few days later and it said Positive... We went to a doctor to be sure but he said "If the home test says you're pregnant, you are. you're more likely to get a false negative than a false positive"

8. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
Hm, i don't remember... i think it was either my sis-in-law Pam or my friend Jaimie.

9. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX?
I did, but B-rad didn't. So we waited.

10. DUE DATE -
August 28, 2008

11. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
No, i had one or two days where i felt a little bit of nausea when i would smell certain things, but other than that, i felt good.

12. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
i craved Apple Juice big time in the beginning, then it was club sandwhiches or really hardy multigrain breads. There was a brief stint of DQ blizzards and Coke Slurpees.

13. WHAT IRRITATED YOU?
having to pee a million times a day, and having to give up coffee.

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
i didn't wish for either, but i dreamt that it was a girl - so i was pretty certain he was a girl up until he was born and b-rad said: "We have a son!"

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN DURING PREGNANCY?
i don't know, cuz i didn't pay attention to my weight in the beginning, but probably 20-30 lbs... it would have been a lot more if i had gone full term.

16. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
No problems, except that he came 8 weeks early - due to a Urinary Tract Infection and being dehydrated. Even if you think you're drinking enough water on the hottest day of the summer, you probably aren't. lesson learned.

17. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
At RUH (Royal University Hospital).

18. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
i'm not sure how to figure that out, i started having back pain (what ended up being contractions) around 8pm and Chewie was born at just about 1pm the next day, so if we go from there 16 hours?

19. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL?
B-rad drove half the way (he had been awake for over 24 hours, and at the lake with a few drinks and was really really tired) so we stopped in SmallTown and picked up my Sister in Law, Pam, who drove us the rest of the way - keeping me calm while B-rad slept in the back seat. I told him "If i really am in labour, i need you awake and alert, so you need to get some sleep now!"

20. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
The original plan was to have Pam there to take pictures, but because it was such a panic/emergency, i opted to have no outside people in there (in case things didn't go well and he didn't end up being healthy) so it was just Me and B-rad, and our Doula - Sunava, and the OBGYN (because it was an emergency) and the Stupid Maternity Nurse Debbie, and then the NICU Staff waiting with in the back. Full house, huh?

21. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
Completely natural.

22. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
See #21 - nope, just a lot of breathing and groaning.

23. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
4lbs 11oz

24. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN?
July 5, 2008

25. DID YOU NAME THEM AFTER ANYONE?
yes, his middle name is to honour B-rad's childhood friend who passed away.

I choose to be a Non-Tagger, but if you wanna do this - feel free! it's a good no-brainer post fodder for this Monday Morning.

Cheers.

2 comments:

teeni said...

I remember reading all about your labor and Chewie's birth when you posted about it before but I can't recall why you called the nurse stupid. You may need to refresh my memory. I'm just so glad Chewie is a healthy little guy! :)

Pierrette said...

Thank you this was fun...

Pierrette from Wiseman Conspiracy

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