Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1st Born Survey

My 1st born, Christopher!

Here's a cute survey a friend tagged to me on Facebook, so I figured I share!

1. WAS YOUR PREGNANCY PLANNED?
Of course! We prayed for the blessing of a baby and it was one of our wedding vows to welcome children lovingly from God.

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Yes, I believe every couple should be married before welcoming children. It’s best for the parents and child.

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
I was shocked, but so excited and a little scared. I was shaking and crying, I just couldn’t believe it.

4. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
21! I am soooo blessed to be a young mommy! I always wanted to be.

5. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
Home pregnancy test which I took alone because I was afraid I wasn’t pregnant. I didn’t look at the result for the longest time because I wasn’t ready to know. When I did look I dropped it! Lol!

6. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
My husband Chris when he got home from work. I just showed him the test without saying anything.

7. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX?
No, I love the surprise factor!

8. DUE DATE?
August 21, 2008, but I was way late! 41 weeks and 3 days.

9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
Yes, to the point where my OB wanted to give me medication. I refused because I was nervous about the effects it might have on him. I threw up every day and in the beginning lost 3 pounds because I couldn’t keep anything down.

10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
Nothing, craving stuff I think is made up or used as an excuse by women.

11. WHAT IRRITATED YOU?
Being limited in some ways, like not being able to do certain things like ice skate, rides, lift things and eat certain things. Pre-natals vitamins! Yuck! Overall, I loved being pregnant and miss it a lot, especially being kicked from the inside! Lol!

12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX?
Baby boy!

13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
I was hoping for a boy.

14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN DURING PREGNANCY?
20 pounds, 2 of which I lost right before I had him.

15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
Yep, it was beautiful.

16. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW?
Surprise at 1st , but a sister spilled as expected when you have 9 sisters (most under 13).

17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
No, other than morning sickness.

18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
NJ

19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
13 hrs, but only 5hrs were in the hospital. It didn’t even feel like labor till I got to the hospital, so in my eyes it seemed like only 5hrs. 30mins of pushing.

20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL?
Chris, my husband and I was nervous because as soon as we got into the car things were moving very fast. I was scared we wouldn’t make it.

21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Chris from a chair by my head! (He was worried about passing out like his Dad did when he was born). Also my Mom who held my leg and was so supportive (as was Chris).

22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
Au naturale in every sense of the word baby! Lol!

23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
Nothing, no drugs! Did it the old fashioned way, like I hoped/planned. I did sit on a therapy ball which helped a little. It was an amazing experience, even though it was intensely painful.

24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
7lbs 9ozs exactly like the ultrasound said!

25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN?
Aug 31, 2008 at 12:34 am. He made the month of August after all!

26. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
Christopher James

27. DID YOU NAME THEM AFTER ANYONE?
The most wonderful man, my husband! I loved the name Christopher James and would have used it for my 1st son regardless. James is Chris’ Dad’s name.

Feel free to take the survey or answer any of the above questions you want share in the comment section (doesn't matter how old or young your 1st born is)!

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