Saturday, September 20, 2008

Baby Survey Tag

Baby Survey

1- Where​ were you when you first​ found​ out you were pregn​ant?​ At home. I didn't believe it though. I called the 1-800 number on the pregnancy test box three or four times asking them about the test. Each time they told me it was positive, I would hang up and call again thinking, "well, that person didn't know what she was talking about." I took another test a few days later and was just as confused when it turned out positive.

2- Who was with you? I was all alone. Before Jim got home from work I put the test in a gift bag, and when Jim walked through the door I said, "I have a surprise for you!" We have his reaction on video, it's priceless!

3- How did you find out that you were pregn​ant? We went on a trip to Canada and I was "late." I was also really tired and napped all the time, so I suspected I might be. When we came home from our trip, I purchased a test after work. I took it as soon as I got home and it was positive. I didn't REALLY believe I was pregnant until I heard Tralee's heart beat the first time at the doctor's. I started crying, because that's when it hit me.​

4- What was your first​ react​ion to finding out you were pregn​ant? I was dumb-founded, excited, fearful, and happy.

5- Your Husband's react​on?​ He was really excited! When he was opening the gift bag containing the pregnancy test his hands were shaking.

6- Who was the first​ perso​n you told?​ Jim. Then on Father's Day we told some little old ladies while we were eating at I-Hop (I know. I know. It was a Sunday. In our defense that was back when we were living apart while we moved, I hadn't seen Jim in over a week, and we had no food in the house, so we went out to I-Hop.) These little old ladies wished Jim a Happy Father's Day, and we told them it WAS happy, because we just recently found out we're expecting. Those were the first people we told. After that we waited to tell family and friends until around 12 weeks.

7- Did you plan to get pregn​ant?​ We weren't trying, but we weren't preventing.

8- Was every​body happy​ for you? Yup.

10- Did you go out and celebrate?​ We went to one of our spots in Logan Canyon, brought Chinese take-out with us, and roasted marshmallows for dessert. That was our little celebration. I got sick the day after, and couldn't eat Chinese food the rest of my pregnancy.

11- Did you want to find out the sex? Yes, although I already knew it would be a girl.

12- What was the sex? A girl

13- Did anyon​e throw​ you a baby showe​r?​ My boss threw me a surprise baby shower at work, and my mother-in-law threw me a family shower as well. I felt very blessed.

14- If yes, who? See above answer.

15- Did you get any outfi​ts at the baby showe​r that you just knew you weren​'​t going​ to put on your baby?​ I don't think so, although there were some that she never wore, because I had too many to choose from or they were the wrong season.

16- How much weigh​t did you gain?​ Get ready to gasp in horror -- 65 pounds!

17- Did you loose​ all of the weigh​t that you gaine​d? ​ Nope. The first thirty just fell off at delivery. The next ten crept off over a month's time. I lost five more, and there's a pesky 20 lbs that's really holding on. I keep telling myself I'm going to try REALLY hard to lose the weight. I've been working on it for a year now with little to no results. I won't give up though! I will conquer the baby weight!!

18- Did you get a lot of stret​ch marks​?​ Yes I did. They didn't show up until after I gave birth though.

19- What did you crave​ the most?​ Subway sandwiches or wraps (no lettuce or mayo)

20- Did you crave​ anything crazy​?​ Nope.

21- Who or what got on your nerve​s the most?​ Surprisingly it wasn't Jim. He was very attentive to my needs during pregnancy. I guess nothing really got to me too bad. I worked full time while I was pregnant, so I got tired a lot, but not moody. . . not that I recall.

22- Were you marri​ed at the time? Yes.

23- Did you have any complications durin​g your pregnancy?​ Nothing serious. My left leg went completley numb the third trimester and no shoes fit my swollen feet -- not even big ol' crocs. I got pretty bad heartburn, but nothing too dramatic.

24- Where​ were you when you went into labor​?​ I had a scheduled induction. However, they said I was already in labor when I got there. So, they didn't have to induce, just speed up the process with pitocin (spelling?).

25- Did your water​ break​?​ The doctor broke in at 7am the day I delivered. That was weired/gross.

26- Who drove​ you to the hospital? ​ Jim.

Where is # 27?

28- Did you go early​ or late?​ I was a week and a half early.

29- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth​?​ Jim, our doctor, one nurse, and Jim's Mom (who is also a delivery nurse)

30- Was it video​ taped​?​ Not the actual birth part. We videoed us going to the hospital, me having a contraction before and after the epidural, and then the video camera went away until after Tralee made her debut.

31- Did you have any drugs​ for the pain?​ Yes, epidural. I LOVED IT!

32- Did you go Natural or have a c-​secti​on?​ natural

33- What was your first​ react​ion after​ givin​g birth​?​ I was excited to see our little miracle. I was also excited to try feeding her.

34- How big was the baby?​​ 8.1

35- Did your Husband cry? Jim was counting to ten as I was pushing. The last time he counted he only made it to eight because he was so choked up. We both cried after we saw her for the first time.

36- What did you name the baby?​ Tralee Marie Jacobs (Tralee is the name of Jim's favorite city in Ireland where he served an LDS mission. When he was leaving Tralee the thought struck him that he should name his first daughter Tralee. I liked it as well, so that's how she got her name.)

37- Did the baby have any complications? ​ Nope. Her apgar score was a 9, and Tricia (Jim's mom) said that's only because the doctor's never give a perfect 10, although Tralee was a 10 in perfectness!!

38- How old is the baby today​?​ Almost 20 months.

39- When is the next one comin​g?​ Whenever God wants it to.

40- Are you marri​ed now? Yes

41-​If you could​,​ would​ you do it all over again​?​ Of course.

I am tagging every MOM who wants to do this . . . that is, if you can manage to find a spare moment.


Necha said...

Yay! I loved reading this!! I like your answer to question #39. That is the right answer in every case I think!!

Boom said...

My daughter the writer! Great Job! I love you!

Amberly said...

this was a great post! so fun to read other mom's thoughts about becoming one... thanks!