November 19th, 2008-- 11dpo
Was it planned?
Oh yes! H and I tried for 9 unsuccessful months before getting pregnant.
What was your first reaction?
I wish that evaporation line would be a real second line! Wait, it's not going away... holy...wait, is that another line?! Is it?! Holy crap! It is!!
Who was with you when you found out?
H was asleep about 15 feet away. When I realized it was a second line for real, he wasn't asleep much longer! All of the cutesy ideas I had for telling him when we were pregnant went out the window! I was screaming at him.
Who was the first person you told?
H of course.
How did your parents react?
They were so happy, but also very wary at first. They'd been through this before when we miscarried back in April 2008.
What was your first symptom?
I don't recall any symptoms that didn't feel like my period coming. I was crampy, but that was normal.
How much weight have you gained?
As of my last appointment (30 Weeks), I had gained 6 pounds, but I'm sure that at my appt this Tuesday, the weight will certainly go up.
Do you have stretch marks?
None from pregnancy yet
Natural or medicated birth?
I'll go natural as long as I can, but I will be medicated I am sure.
Who will be in the delivery room with you?
Well, definitely my husband, the doc, nurses, etc. But, I really really want a picture of when I very first see her, and I only trust my SIL to get that photo well since she's a pro. BUT, if I let her in, I feel like I will have to let everyone and their mama in... I don't know what to do. I'm not comfortable having everyone in there.
Will you breastfeed?
I will most definitely try. I have decided that I will do everything that I can to breastfeed, but if it doesn't work, I will not beat myself up for it.
Do you think you'll need a c-section?
At this point, no. I don't know what the actual delivery holds, of course. I honestly hope I do not have to have one.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?
What's the first thing you might say to him/her?
We'll see when the time comes.
Would you let someone videotape the birth?
No, I think that is something I won't really want to see again, and I definitely don't want other people seeing it.
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?
A little of both. It is an overwhelming thought.
How much does your baby weigh right now?
According to the websites, around 4lbs.
What do you think she will look like?
Obviously I don't know, but I really hope she has a lot of hair and H's lips and nose.
Lay on my belly.
What will you miss about pregnancy?
A lot of things. I love feeling her move, and I know I'll miss that, but I'll also miss having her all to myself whenever I want to.
What will you not miss about pregnancy?
Only being able to sleep in certain positions, being oddly unemotional towards things that typically make me really emotional, obviously the first trimester sickness, and maternity clothes.
What is different about this pregnancy than your last?
This one stuck thank God.
What is the same as your last pregnancy?
I've eaten a whole lot of Cocoa Pebbles, sushi, and mustard. I have an even greater love of popsicles than I did before I got pregnant.
Who do you think is next to get pregnant out of the people you know?
Hmm.. this is a good question. One I really have no idea how to answer.
How many kids do you want?
When I'm done I'm hoping to have 3, but honestly, with our career choices (youth minister and teacher), I'm not sure we'll be able to afford to have that many! Lol...we'll see.
When will you try to have another baby?
Well, we talked about this the other day, and I think we will probably start trying when she is 3 years old. That way, since I still have to work regardless, we can have only one child in daycare since Norah will be in preschool where I work.
What are you most excited about?
Meeting her for the first time, then being her mom forever.
Where will this baby be born?
What do you think your baby will weigh and measure at birth?
I'm guessing around 7lbs. I don't think she'll be a really big baby.