Monday, May 21, 2007

My Second Baby

Told you I'd do one for my 2nd baby - 2nd babies should never be slighted. :)

1. WAS THIS PREGNANCY PLANNED? No, but Jason already had gotten the baby bug again and I was starting to get pangs of jealousy for women who were pregnant, so it wouldn't have been too much longer that we would have been planning for #2.

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? 4 1/2 years.

3. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? Complete shock - how in the world did that happen? Conception is an amazing thing.

4. HOW OLD WERE YOU? We were 28

5. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Took a home pregnancy test the day my period was due, it was negative after a minute or two and I left it in the cabinet, not wanting to freak out Jay for no reason. But when I went back about an hour later, there was the postive. It was faint, but visible. It was Christmas Eve morning, so I made up an excuse to run to the store where I bought a few more tests. One was a digital in within a minute or so, 'PREGNANT' popped up. I felt like I was gonna barf.

6. WHAT BRAND OF HOME PREGNANCY TEST DID YOU TAKE? EPT for the faint one and then one of those digital ones for the one that really confirmed it.

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Jason. I scooped up 1 year old Caroline, put the test in her hand (cap on, of course) and walked into the family room where he was sitting watching TV. So I'm carrying her and she's waving it wildly around w/o any idea what she was holding. He spotted it and knew what it was before I was even close and said, "Nu-Uh!!" But then all he did was giggle. I was the one in shock and he was very excited. We didn't tell our families for several weeks even though we'd told them about Caroline within a few days.

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes, definitely.

9. DUE DATE? Due date was 9/2 but b/c Caroline was so big and he was clearly big, they induced me at 39 weeks/3days.

10. DID YOU DELIVER EARLY OR LATE? Just a little early thanks to pitocin.

11. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Yes and it sucked but nothing compared to other women I know.

12. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? In the first trimester I craved buffalo wing sauce. It was overwhelming. I also craved beer, but not as much as I did with Caroline.

13. WHO IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? People telling me I was going to have a big baby. No shit.

14. WHAT WAS YOUR 2ND CHILDS SEX? Boy

15. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? I'd always hoped for a sister for Caroline, but once I got over the anxiety of having a boy (I was afraid!), I was excited about it.

16. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? 35

17. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? 1 at work - I didn't work there w/ my first pregnancy and I think they were itching to throw me one.

18. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I was mostly surprised although I had a suspicion right beforehand.

19. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? I bled a LOT after delivery. But thankfully, many iron pills later, I am just fine. They've assured me they'll keep better tabs on it if there's a next time.

20.WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? FSH

21. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 11 hours but I barely felt anything b/c I had my epidural BEFORE they broke my water this time. And I only pushed 6 times. 2nd babies are the best in that respect!

22.WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Jason

23.WHO WATCHED? My trusty labor coaches, Jason and Chrissa.

4.WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? It's called vaginal. It's okay, you can say it. VAGINAL. (All birth is natural, unless it comes out your nose.)

25.DID YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATION FOR PAIN? Epidural, yay! Pitocin!

26.HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 9lbs 2oz.

27.DID YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS? His face got really bruised b/c I pushed him out so quickly and then some jaundice.

28.WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Bryce Mitchell

29. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? Almost 21 months - the same age as when Caroline was born. How can that be?

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