Is this your first pregnancy? Well, no. I lost our little Sprout in July.
When did you find out you were pregnant? Around the beginning of October. I'm thinking maybe the 6th.
Was it planned? Yes and no. We had been trying to getting pregnant for about two years. I lost Sprout about three weeks before I got pregnant. I wasn't expecting it to happen so quickly.
What was your first reaction? To tell Matt and keep our mouths shut till we knew everything was good.
Who was with you when you found out? Matt was in his bathroom. I told him and he was like, "How did that happen?"
Who was the first person you told? Matt
How did your parents react? They were happy but I made my mom keep it a secret for almost 3 weeks. That almost drove her to drink.
How far along are you? 24 weeks today.
What was your first symptom? My boobs hurt.
What is your due date? May 7, 2012
Do you know the sex of the baby? It's a girl. Bring on the pink!
Have you picked out names? There is one that we have agreed on. Not sure if that will be her name for sure. But we are going to keep it a secret.
How much weight have you gained? I found out Friday I have gained 18 pounds. The doctor didn't say it was too much so that's a good thing. I did mention that I've grabbed a cookie on my way back to bed a couple of times in the middle of the night and he said try not to get into a habit of doing that.
Do you have stretch marks? Only on my boobs. I've used about a gallon of cocoa butter so far.
Have you felt the baby move? All the time. She moves a lot during the day and when I lay down to go to bed. Twice she has woken up and decided it was time to party in the middle of the night.
Have you heard the heartbeat? Yes, several times. Matt has too.
Home or hospital birth? Hospital for sure.
Natural or medicated birth? MEDICATED. I made sure to tell the doctor at my last appointment that I will want all the drugs he can give me. He said, "That's what we have them for." Whoo who!
Who will be in the delivery room with you? Only my husband, if he can behave. Anyone else will be escorted out by security.
Will you breastfeed? Oh gawd! I don't know. If it works out then it does. If it doesn't, then I'm not going to force it.
Do you think you'll need a c-section? I have no idea.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time? I have no idea. Most likely.
What's the first thing you might say to her? Who knows?
Would you let someone videotape the birth? Hell no! Anyone with a camera will also be escorted out by security. I don't even want any pictures of my child until she is cleaned up and wearing clothes.
Are you excited about the birth, or scared? Mostly scared to death. I'll be excited once it is over.
Best moment this week? Going to the doctor and hearing her heart beating. Last night, she was kicking me so Matt put his hand on my stomach. Then she was still. As soon as he took his had off, she kicked me hard, twice. She never kicks when his hand is on my stomach.
Hope you all have a great week!