My friend Brynn did this post awhile ago and I wanted to do it too. But like a lot of things, I got too busy and forget. Then Heidi (who is a part of PSS) did it too and reminded me that I wanted to do it.
*Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I don't have much info on Christian's birth or what his birth mom went through. I am also not going to include the two miscarriages we have had. Yes, they were my babies too, but this is all about Emmers!!
Were you married when you found out you were pregnant? Yup we had been married for a little over three years.
What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? Totally surprised and shocked. We had been trying for over three years. Had one miscarriage, told we would never get pregnant and had brought Christian home only seven months earlier.
How old were you? 26
How did you find out you were pregnant? Took home test
Did you want to find out the sex? Of course. Everything had to be planned and organized for the arrival of our bundle of joy.
Due date? June 11
Did you deliver early or late? Late
Did you have morning sickness? I had all day every day sickness the whole time.
What did you crave? Raw potatoes and Lime Rickies
Did you get stretch marks? Not a single one!! HOORAY!!
What was your first child's sex? This is a trick question for us. The first biological child of ours was a girl.
How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? A whopping 70 pounds!! Most of it was water though...I didn't have knees or ankles by the time I delivered. I had two big tree trunks.
Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Haha..the whole pregnancy!! I had my appendix taken out at 11 weeks. I was hospitalized twice for dehydration. There was a possibility Emma would be born with Down Syndrome. We had to go the hospital twice for decreased movement of the the baby towards the end. I tested positive on the Strep test so I had to have antibiotics before, during and after delivery that burned my veins. Other than that, it was pretty uneventful. :)
Where did you give birth? Ogden Regional Hospital
How many hours were you in labor? About 12, maybe longer. I wasn't feeling good the whole night before but I didn't think much of it. We were suppose to go in on Sunday (Father's Day) and be induced. Emma was not okay with that and was born on Saturday.
Was it natural or c-section? Natural
Did you take anything to ease the pain? I wanted to go as long as I could without anything. When the nurse said it's now or it'll be a long time before you can get anything, I got drugged. It was awesome!!
How much did your child weigh? 8 lbs 2 oz. We were told she was going to be a small baby...whatever.
What did you name him/her? Emma Catherine
How old is your first born today? Almost 19 months
Is he/she named after anyone? Her middle name is from Marcus' side. Emma is the only name we could both agree on. I wanted Quinley and we would call her Quinn. Marcus thought Quinley sounded like a bodily function. Marcus wanted Clara and all I could picture was a cow named Clara Bell with a bell around her neck.
How long were you in the hospital after birth? Two days
Who was in the delivery room with you? Just Marcus, who was suppose to stay by my head. Yah, that didn't happen.
Are you ready for another? Yup. But the real question is: adopt or try to get pregnant again? Jessi and Taylor are way excited to bring another baby home. Christian keeps asking when is Emma going to turn brown. We have enough love in our hearts for lots more! (or just one...depending on who you ask.) :)