Tuesday, February 10, 2009

First Born

Tagged on Facebook, and I would like to share the chatters with my blog friends too. Pick up the tag if you'd like, just leave a comment so I can read your answers. 1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Let's assume that's Henry and I'd say he's semi planned. I stopped the pills but he came earlier than planned. A bit of passion after a game of tennis and one of us said "it'll be ok"... 2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes, six years 3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Happy, nervous. Bill said he had a sense of accomplishment. 4. HOW DID YOU TELL YOUR PARENTS? Called my mom when I was about five months pregnant, and wrote letter to my dad couple months before Henry was born. 6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I felt it and I knew it. Scientifically I put in a test at Kaiser and waited till the next morning for the result. I made Bill stay home with me in the morning so we can call Kaiser together. 7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Bill 8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Of course. 9. DUE DATE? 2/22/99 10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not much, just nauseated from time to time, never threw up. 11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Almost nothing, which was a big disappointment for Bill. He heard about all these horror stories how wives would send the husband on some wild snack run in the middle of the night, and he was ready to go any moment. 12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? People at work. I didn't tell them till the end of first trimester, so had to tough it out for the first seven weeks when I was feeling totally out of sorts. After that people treated me like a princess. 13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? All boy. We have an ultrasound picture taken from right above him with his legs apart. The technician put an arrow pointing at the little penis. Very thoughtful. 14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? I wanted a boy since the moment I knew I wanted kids, and I only know how to bring up little boys. 15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? 40+ I was underweight to start off, then just ballooned at six months. 16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes. The ladies at work were mostly much older than me, many of them grandmothers, so they had a lot of fun watching my belly grow and they threw me a huge shower, made me look much more popular than I actually was. 17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? They were going to surprise me, but decided Bill should be invited so they had to tell me. 18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? Not much at all. Pregnancy was the most enjoyable part of my child bearing/rearing so far. I wouldn't mind doing it all over, if not for the labor, delivery, first year, second year ..... 19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Kaiser Santa Clara 20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 27 hours with 3.5 hours of pushing 21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Bill 22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Bill was there but I don't know if he watched. I went through three shifts of doctors and nurses. In the end we ended up with the best team. It was an older doctor, instead of the Aussie surfer dude or old witch that were there earlier in my stay. The nurse's name was Marianne. For years I wanted to go back to Kaiser and find that nurse. She's the only person took care of ME during the whole ordeal. 23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? Natural, a surprise for a few people in my life. I had rheumatic fever when I was young and there were suspected damage to heart valves. I had everything thoroughly checked out at Kaiser during my pregnancy, and apparently I was healthy enough to give birth. 24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? More than I want to admit. For a few hours during the night I was hallucinating and asked Bill to take me home. I remember wondering who this Henry person was, the name sounded rather familiar! 25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 7 lb 14 oz, glad he came out when he did! 26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? 9:24am, Monday, February 15, 1999, my very first day of maternity leave. I worked till 3pm the prior Friday, only left early for a doctor's appt. Bill missed his 9am meeting. 27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Henry 28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 10 years in 5 days


Lynn said...

what a great meme. Now you need to print it out and add it to Henry's baby book.

Jennifer said...

Bill's sense of accomplishment - love it:) My hubs felt the same way. I agree with Lynn, you should print this out for Henry. Kids love to hear things like this about themselves.