First Baby Meme

Posted on October 29, 2008 - Filed Under Mom Stuff |

I grabbed this from Deb. It`s a meme about your firstborn.

1. Were you married at the time? No

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? Sad and depressed, a little bit hopeful. I`d just gone through 3 miscarriages in little over a year and figured this one didn`t have a chance.

3. How old were you? 25

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? With all my pregnancies, I knew within a week of conception, but the home pregnancy test confirmed it.

5. Who did you tell first? Irving

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Oh, yes! :D

7. Due date? According to me, mid-Nov. The doctor changed his mind with every ultrasound, it went from mid-Nov. to mid-Dec. since the baby started small and grew real fast.

8. Did you deliver early or late? Depends on who you ask. I say late. The doctor says on time. :) I was MORE than ready to get Dorian out though!

9. Did you have morning sickness? Yes, four months of it. Yay.

10. What did you crave? Olives and strawberries (not together). Oh, and chuchos, like mini-tamales. I ate so many of those things. Haven`t touched them since!

11. Who irritated you the most? My mother-in-law and HER mother-in-law. They never left me alone! And Irving`s grandmother kept coming right into our house every night and making me eat strange stuff and telling me horror stories.

12. What was your first child?s sex? Boy! I wanted a boy SO badly after having 3 sisters. :D

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? Well, I gained NOTHING for the first four months and then the doctor got worried and told me to start eating more and I gained something like 40 lbs, most of that in the last two months when I had pre-eclampsia.

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Yup. I had spotting and contractions early on in the pregnancy that sent me rushing to the doctor the first time. The second time, I went into pre-mature labor at 5 months and ended up in the hospital. Then I had pre-eclampsia and my pressure shot through the roof at the end . . . they ended up having to induce Dorian while I was on some pretty heavy meds (four shots in the bottom, plus an IV!) to keep my blood pressure semi-controlled.

15. Where did you give birth? Public hospital in Guatemala

16. How many hours were you in labor? 9 hours of very, very hard labor once I was induced twice (first time didn`t work). The pain never actually got worse, it was as bad at the beginning as at the end. :S

17. Who drove you to the hospital? We took a cab, I think.

18. Who watched? Two nasty interns. No doctors were on duty because it was so close to Christmas. Did you know doctors don`t work near Christmas in Guatemala?

19. Was it vaginal or c-section? Vaginal

20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Unfortunately, no. I was sure asking for them, though: I even suggested they do a C-section just so I could have the epidural!

21. How much did your child weigh? 7 lbs even. What a wuss, right?

22. What did you name him/her? Dorian Gabriel

23. How old is your first born today? He`s almost three. Sob. Growing up so fast!

Feel free to take this meme if you like it.


One Response to “First Baby Meme”

  1. Burntofferings (Bernie) on November 6th, 2008 10:14 am

    I hope to be doing this next year… although I could do it for my children from my first marriage…

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