"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My first born...

*In honor of my first born child's recent 4th birthday and because Amy( I put it on there too, Amy!) tagged me on facebook, I am doing this little meme. I thought I would share it on my blog because right now I just really am struggling for things to post about! Play along if you would like!

1. Were you married at the time?
Yes

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant?
Long story but I fell off of the dr.'s table! Really!

3. How old were you?
25

4. How did you find out you were pregnant?
we could not have children for 7 yrs. I was at the ddr.'s office getting my horomone levels checked for infertility tests. She also did a pregnancy test.(blood test) Routine. I was just pregnant enough for it to show up. About 3 weeks. My progesterone levels were a -4. Not good at all. Went to a specialist that very day. Cost me $1,000 up front. Put on progesterone and stayed on it until I was 4 months pregnant. Never been so sick in my entire life. Migraines nausea vomiting could not even lift my head ! Awful but worth every bit!

5. Who did you tell first?
My Mom because she was with me at the dr.'s. Then home to tell Charlie .(I didn't want to tell him on the phone so I just to him to get dressed because we had to go the the specialist. he thought I was dying! I felt so bad! But I wanted to tell him in person!

6. Did you want to find out the sex?
Yes, we found out because we didn't know if we could have another baby(haha!) and we wanted to do the nursery up either really girly or boyish.

7. Due date?
February 14th, 2005 and February 21st ( I had 2 due dates!)

8. Did you deliver early or late?
day after; induced

9. Did you have morning sickness?
See #4 AWFUL!!!!! Alll day & all night sickness

10. What did you crave?
Ice chips and when I could actually eat at about 7 months, Taco Bell

11. What irritated you the most?
Being SICK

12. What was your first child's sex?
Female

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy?
19

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
low blood pressure & blood sugar

15. Where did you give birth?
McAlester Regional Medical Center, McAlester, OK

16. How many hours were you in labor?
15

17. Who drove you to the hospital?
Charlie

18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain?
Epidural but I was already transitioning when they gave it to me ;Once I get to a four, I go fast!

19 . How much did your child weigh?
6 lbs. 15 oz.

20 . What did you name him/her/them?
Claire Victoria Rose (LONG story but a good one)

21 . How old is your first born today?
4

22. Who does your child look like?
Me & Charlie; A combination of my sister Tammy and Charlie's sister, Cheryl, I think.

23. Did you get mad at your husband during labor?
a little before my epidural ; one word, transition. Not really mad, just irritated. He wanted to eat!

24. Who was with you in the delivery room?
My God (see below),My husband,My Mom, nurses, and doctor,

25. Funniest moment during labor?
I don't really have a funny story. Claire was born in distress. She wasn't breathing and was purple.She had almost no heart beat. So, all I remember about that is being scared to death and praying that God wouldn't take her. But, this is funny: the day after Claire was born, dr. came around to see us. He was talking to me about nursing. Claire just wasn't latching on good. So he told me not to worry. He said that he was formula fed and he turned out to be a Dr. Then he said, my sister was breast fed and she is a drug addict and he wasn't joking! What he was trying to say it being formula fed will not make you a terrible person. It was pretty funny to a woman who had just gave birth and was extremely worried about being able to breastfeed!

2 comments:

Denise said...

I enjoyed this.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

First off, I'm glad you were able to concieve. It's too bad it was rough going and a scary delivery, but Thank the Good Lord, all turned out good! I'm happy for all of you. I am sorry to hear that you may decide not to blog. I haven't been visiting for little while, but always enjoyed your blog. You know, many of us have been going through the very thing you described in your latest post. We all understand fully. You have to do what is best for you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I do have an award for you if you want it. Stop by and pick it up. Love and blessings to you.

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot