Friday, February 20, 2009

Firstborn meme

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED?
Yes

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Yes, we'd been married for 7 months

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
Disbelief, we got pregnant first try

4. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
29

5. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
I peed on a home pregnany test LOL

6. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
I jumped on Luke who was still in bed at 6am and demanded whether he too could see the line (it was very faint)

7. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX?
No but Luke did and so at the second scan I relented and we found out. I could actually tell without the technician's help.

8. DUE DATE?
12 November 2007

9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
OH GOD YES 16 weeks of almost continuous vomiting and I went to hospital 3 times to be rehydrated.

10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
peanuts (including peanut butter) and watermelon

11. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?
the weird garlicky smell that emanated from Luke especially first thing in the morning. Poor boy had to keep Oddfellows (mints) on his bedside table

12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX?
Boy.

13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
no we actually tried for a boy

14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?
none I was actually 5kgs lighter

15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
no :-(

16. WAS IT A SURPRISE SHOWER?
I wish

17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
I have a list - hyperemesis (excessive vomiting), carpal tunnel, cellulitis, unstable pelvis, heartburn....

18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
RPA, Sydney

19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
Hmmmm lets see my waters broke 2am Tuesday morning and Jacob was born 8.46pm Friday. I had a hindwater leak but didn't go into established labour. Actually I was never in established labour as my contractions were never regular right up until the very end. I dilating very slowly but had to be induced Friday morning.

20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL?
Luke

21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Luke, our doula, the midwife, the obstetric registrar and the peadiatric registrar (I think). It got a bit dramatic there at the end.

22. WAS IT VAGINAL OR C-SECTION?
Vaginal.

23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
I used a TENS machine, gas, and finally an epidural

24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
3685g or 8lb 2oz

25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?
8.46pm 2nd November 2007

26. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
Jacob Albert Dinko

27. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY?
15 months

2 comments:

Penny said...

He's so sweet your boy.
You had such a rotten pg and birth. If you have more kids I hope it goes better!

suzannah said...

dude, i had hyperemis all nine months and somehow still managed to gain 45 pounds! (maybe cuz i ate a fast food kids meal nearly every day on my commute home from work?!) i always had that emergency, if-i-don't-eat-right-this-second-i-will-hoark-all-over!

oh, the joys of pregnancy!

we delivered with a doula and midwife, too--so nice!