Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My First Baby

Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about you and your first baby.

1. Were you married at the time? yes

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? I was in shock....then I cried and cried.

3. How old were you? 16

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? I went to the doctor's office and had a urine & blood test done.

5.Who did you tell first? John

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes! They did an ultrasound and told me I was having a boy!!! Yea, they were SO wrong!

7. Due Date? February 8, 1988

8. Did you deliver early or late? 4 days early

9. Did you have morning sickness? I puked Morning, Noon & Night!!!

10. What did you crave? Broccoli and Shrimp....sometimes potato chips dipped in onion dip.

11. Who irritated you the most? My little brother, Timothy and sister Barbara Jean. I was still living at home (parents house) because John was at Tech School in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout your pregnancy? 49...I was a chunk!

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? At 6 months my amniotic sac started leaking. I had to be hospitilized for a week. I was on bed rest and was tilted at an angle.

15. Where did you give birth? Rebseman Medical Center, Jacksonville, Arkansas

16. How many hours were you in labor? 18 miserable hours!!

17. Who drove you to the hospital? My Mom

18. Who watched? My mom. John was in Tech School. He didn't get to meet Meg until she was 8 days old.

19. Was it natural or c-section? Natural with the help of an epidural....they also had to pull her out with forceps.

20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Besides the epidural they gave me demerol.

21. How much did your child weigh? 7 lbs. 5 oz.

22. What did you name him/her? Megan Britt'any

23. How old is your first born today? 20 years....she will be 21 in February!!!!

Okay mommies, re-post this as My first baby and tell us about him/her!!!


Betty said...

I love this! I will definitely be doing it. I think next week.
Yours was very interesting. You must have been so scared being so young! But you did good!

Amy said...

This was great! What beautiful girls you have. A Magical WW to you!

PS. The shower curtain was handmade by my dear friend!!!

Becky said...

What a cute post Betty! I will have to do this soon:)

Heather said...

This is a great post! As soon as I get some pictures scanned, I will do it!

I love hearing birth stories; they fascinate me.

Did I ever tell you that I was a labor and delivery nurse for a year, when I was pregnant with Elijah? Once he was born, we moved and I ended up going back to the ICU. I really like critical care; I really dislike whiney women. So the choice was easy.

Adorable pictures of your "baby".

WheresMyAngels said...

How cute. I would like to post this but I am off to bed.

I would of been so happy to find out my "boy" was a girl, but would of been so mad to have to return all the clothes I would have bought.

Anonymous said...

I can do this!

Um...LOVE your husband's daisy dukes. I'm sure he's very happy you chose that picture.

Jamie said...

My mom used to work in the baby ward (where the "magic" happens) at the hospital she works now she works at the clinic where they do all the appointments pre-delivery. Great post! Have a great Thanksgiving!

momto1 said...

What a neat post! Especially love the photos! I will def. be posting this...although since it is the topic of my blog, it may be a bit redundant. Oh well!

Melody said...

What fun memories!

mrsbear said...

I love the flashback posts. I'm sure it feels like just yesterday.

Aubrey said...

Ok! I'll get to work on this. I really got to put on my thinking cap though! LOL

Cute pictures!!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

It is funny how you never forget about your pregnancy or delivery.

Great post!

Susie said...

I love this survey! Here are my answers:
1. No
2. Shock
3. 19
4. Home test
5. Eric (her dad)
6. No
7. August 7th
8. 10 days late.
9. yes but just in the am.
10. Hamburgers with raw onions
11. Eric (her dad)
12. Girl
13. 50 pounds
14. No
15. Black River Falls where we lived.
16. 32 hours!!
17. My mom.
18. My mom and Eric (her dad)
19. natural
20. No meds. (I was young and stupid)
21. 10 lbs!!!!
22. I call her Number 1 or my oldest online.
23. 18 years!!! Yikes!!

heathersister said...

Great post. I love it.

Broccoli and Shrimp????

I love John's shorts!

A mom at 17, you did great!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.