Pregnancy Survey

I found this on My 9 Months' blog and decided to snatch it. I think it will be neat to do now and then maybe do again later on to compare any changes!

Name: Mrs. P
Age: 22
Birthday: 12/12/1986
Birth Place: Zweibrucken, Germany
Height: 5'6"
Pre-weight: between 150 and 155... SH
Father's Name: LCpl P
Age: 25
Birthday: 2/26/84
Birth Place: Florida
Height: 5'8" or so

Are you still together? Yes, happily married
How did you find out you were pregnant? Home pregnancy test the day of my missed period.

What kind of Pregnancy test did you take? The first one was a dollar store brand, the second was a Clear Blue Digital
How many? Just those 2
What were your 1st symptoms? Funky smell - I thought the meat was bad when in actuality I just smelled it more than ever
Who did you tell first? Husband then mom
Who was with you when you found out? Husband, we were still on our honeymoon!
My 1st reaction: I believe I just kept saying We're pregnant! Mr. P stuffed his face full of chips and then didn't say much of anything haha
Was your baby planned? In a way, I went off BC and we said we'd leave it to God. We weren't actively "trying" but we were not- NOT trying either haha
When was the baby conceived? Between May 2 and May 6
How far were you when you found out? Right away, the day I missed my period.
How did your parents react? They're pretty stoked!

My baby
Due Date: 27 January 2010
Do you want to know the sex? YES! I was so impatient!!
Do you know the sex? Yup!
If so, boy or girl? GIRL!
Any names? Ariana Ralyn, still up for adjustment though
Any Ultrasounds? I had a couple in the very very beginning, like 5 and 6 weeks. Then one at around 7 at the orientation, one at 11, and the 3D at 18. Next one is 17 Sept @ 21 weeks
Have you heard the heart beat? Yes, I love it!
Who do you think it will look like? From the 3D he swears she has his nose, I think it's too early to tell but I'll let him think that ;-)
Will the baby have siblings? In the future!
Have you felt the baby move? Yes just little movements right now, like "Don't forget about me, I'm still here!"

Did you have morning sickness? Yes it was horrible. I'm hoping it doesn't come back!
Did you have any cravings? Burger King Nuggets, OJ, apple sauce/baby carrots, pb&j sandwiches, and whatever I see on tv haha
Did you have any mood swings? YES. Poor Mr. P.
Are you a high risk pregnancy? Not that I've been told thus far.
Any complications? So far, no. Knock on wood that this remains the case...

Formula or Breastfeeding? I'm really going to attempt breastfeeding, I am pretty dedicated to that option right now.

Have you bought anything for the baby yet? Bought the first little pink outfit after the 3D scan. Grandma has been buying lots of stuff though, and Grandpa helps A LOT haha.
When did you start to show? I feel like I showed right away, but I'm a spaz like that. I think I finally actually really do have a "pregnant belly" now at 18 weeks.

How long could you wear your regular clothes? I stopped wearing my pants really early on, they just weren't comfy. I still wear a lot of my dresses. Shirts are getting too short.
Will you keep the baby's clothes? Probably, or give them to someone who needs them.
Home or Hospital? Hospital.
Natural or Medicated birth? Most likely medicated, unless she comes really quickly.
Who will be in the delivery room with you? I pray pray PRAY that my husband will be there, that is depending on his deployment. Also my mommy.
Do you think you will need a C-section? I'm not planning on it...
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the 1st time? I'm sure.
What's the 1st thing you might say to the baby? I really think I'll be speechless. Or say something really stupid like "A baby." haha.

Will you let anyone video tape the birth? It's not allowed at our hospital. Which bums me out for if he's deployed so let's just pray he'll be here, k?
Are you excited? STOKED.
Who will help you with the baby after the birth? HOPING my husband, and probably mom and dad
What is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Eating and sleeping. Hell yes. I think I was a cat in a previous life haha.
What is the worst thing about being pregnant? Getting fat and being an emotional monster haha
What's one thing you miss doing since being pregnant? Drinking. Going out and acting a fool. It would be nice to still be able to enjoy a cocktail or two on the weekends... baby's worth it though :)
Any days you wish you were not pregnant? When I was really sick I felt like that often. Not that I didn't want the baby, I just felt like shit.
Are you ready for a baby? To be perfectly honest, no. I'm terrified. I will be ready when it's time though, I know.
Do you have insurance? Lol, yes thank you. Good ol' TRICARE
How many kids do you want? I think 3 is a nice number but we'll see...
Do you talk to the baby? ALL the time. I looked really crazy before people could openly see I was pregnant haha
Do you still feel attractive? No but my husband is good at reminding me that I still am, he's so great.
Have you had your baby shower yet? Nope, not for a lil while.
Do you like kids? I do. It's adolescents and older that are questionable - eep!
How far along are you now? 18w2d

1 comment

  1. Isn't it exciting to know you're having a girl? I elected to wait - we love surprises, but I secretly wished for a little girl just so I can make lots of pretty dresses for her :)

    Breastfeeding is hard work but so worth the effort! I just started pumping and my hubs can't wait for his turns to feed her now. Here's a great resource I found recently that I LOVE: The Australian Breast Feeding Assoc

    One funny aside: we were going to name ours Ariana as well, until my MIL suggested Adriana instead (cultural reasons that I ultimately wanted to honor). It took me two days to agree to Adriana after she was born! I probably would have held out longer, too, if we didn't have to do the birth certificate :P In the end I am happy with our girl's name - although when I'm very sleepy (hello marathon 12a-4a feedings) I hear myself dropping the D.

    Make sure you enjoy your 2nd trimester and start exercising if you haven't already. Yoga is great to maintain flexibility and strengthen your core - you'll need these to push your little one into the world :)


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