1-Where were you when you found out? I was at our apartment in California I thought that I might be pregnant so I took a test and it came back positive.
2-Who did you first tell? Well of course I told Karson first cause he was there when I took the test. Then I promised my little sister that she would be the next person to find out after I told Karson.
3-Did you find out the sex of the baby? Yes
4-Did you have morning sickness? No I had a really easy pregnancy there were a few times that i got a little quizzy but I just had to eat something and I was fine.
5-How much weight did you gain? 25 lbs
6-Did you get stretch marks? Yes but not really bad ones just little ones on my stomach.
7-Did you have any cravings? I didnt really have any cravings I've actually craved more things since I have been nursing then when I was pregnant. They gave me shortbread cookies at the hospital after I had Thatcher and I have craved them ever since.
8- Were there any complications? Nope I had no complications at all.
9-When and where did you go into labor? I was at home and it was about 11:30 at night on Tuesday the 13th and i was laying in bed then I heard and felt a pop and it freaked me out so I got up to go to the bathroom and I started having a contraction so I sat down on the toilet and my water broke.
10-Did your water break? yes
11-Who drove you to the hospital? Karson, thank goodness we didnt know if he was going to be there for the birth cause my due date was the 23rd and he had residency interviews in Chicago that weekend and he had interviews in LA the weekend before that to so we were worried that he might not be there for the birth but Thatcher knew just when to come so dady could be there.
12-Who was in the room for the birth? Just Karson, the midwife and 2 nurses
13- Was the baby born early or late? He was 10 days early
14-How long were you in labor? My water broke at 11:30 and i had him at about 11:00 the next morning so almost 12 hours.
15-Did you have any drugs? Yes, an epidural
16- Natural or C-section? Natural
17-What was your first reaction after birth? What a micrale it was to have such a sweet spirit added to our family and relieved I pushed for 1 1/2 hours and I was tired.
18-How big was the Baby? 7 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches long
19-Date and time of birth? January 14, 2009 at about 11:00 am
20- Baby's Name? Thatcher Chad Howard
21-Does the name have any significant meaning? Yes his middle name is after my uncle who died at 21 in a car crash. His first name was just cute we got it from a knights tale the main characters name was William Thatcher :)
22-Did the baby have any complications? Np not really he came out with a little temp but that was only because I had a temp when I was in labor which is pretty common if your water broke.
23-How old is the baby today? 12 weeks and 1 day
24-What kind of temperament has the baby had so far? Thatcher is such a sweet baby he is always smiling and making cute little noises, he does have his grumpy days but what baby doesnt.
25- Would you change anything about it? No everything really went well I was lucky
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