IHM tagged me to do.
1) Was Your First Pregnancy Planned? YES
2) Were You Married At That Time ? Obviously
3) What Were Your Reactions? Atlast got to know the reason for the constipation.Had a good laugh and called up mom.
4) Was Abortion An Option For You? NO
5) How Old Were You? 26
6) How Did You Find Out You Were Pregnant ?The doctor did the test
7) Who Did You Tell First? Went to the doc with the hubby,it he who told me the test is positive,as he went to get the reports.
8) Due Date? Was 14th February,but delivered her on 1st February
9) Did You Have Morning Sickness? It was too much.It made me wonder why people say one should enjoy their pregnancy.Till the delivery i had morning sickness.
10) What Did You Crave? Cherries,carrots,salted pista and cashew, mom’s fish and head curry and anything spicy.Survived on pista and cashew.
11) Who/What Irritated You The Most ? The smell we get when we fry chapati.Not been able to eat anything spicy.I have been told not to sit on the floor.In eighth month doc told me not to eat salt,so full month was eating food without salt.
12) What Was Your First Child’s Sex? A girl.
13) Did You Wish You Had The Opposite Sex Of What You Were Getting? Yes.Hubby wanted a girl but some where in my mind i wanted a boy,infact i came to know about the sex of the child when i was 4 month’s pregnant that was in muscat (oman).
14) How Many Pounds Did You Gain Throughout The Pregnancy? Not much 6-7kgs
15) Did You Have A Baby Shower? No
16) Was It A Surprise Or Did You Know? I haven’t seen anyone in my family doing it,so i never had that thing in my mind.
17) Did You Have Any Complications During Your Pregnancy? Yes,in 8th month i got Blood Pressure and my delivery was induced before the due date
18) Where Did You Give Birth? Hyderabad
19) How Many Hours Were You In Labour? 17 hours.Morning at 9.00 doc induced and baby came out only next day early morning 2.10 am
20) Who Drove You To The Hospital/Birth Center? Walked into the hospital with hubby and m-law and got admitted in the hospital as it was induced delivery.
21) Who Watched You Give Birth? The gynae doc and her assistants with their sleepy eyes.
22) Was It Natural Or C-Section ? Natural.
23) Did You Take Medicine To Ease The Pain? No.But asked the doc if i can get that.
24) How Much Did Your Child Weigh? 2.5 kgs.
25) When Was Your Child Actually Born ? At 2.10 am.Everyone were in half sleep except me and my doctor.And the baby didnt cry at all and was thinking why i am not able to hear her cry.Then they pinched the baby to cry.
26)What Was Your Reaction When The Doctor Announced The Sex Of The Baby? I was aware of the sex of the baby,but the doctor didnt tell me unless i asked her.She said you have got a laxmi (It is very common when a girl child is born,people say laxmi is born,she will bring laxmi to you……).But for me she is my small sweet bundle of happiness.
27) What Was Your First Reaction On Seeing The Baby?When i took her for the first time all the pain i have gone through 9 months just disappeared.I was very happy to see her and her small dimple on her left cheek. And also i welcomed her to this bad world.She was so happy in womb for nine months listening only to mama.
28) Did You Cry? My eyes were moist
29) What Did You Name Her? It was coincidence, her name is goddess laxmi
30) How Old Is Your First Born Today? She completed 5 on feb 1st.
Actually i wanted to add another incident but there is no option where in i can include it, that is hubby dear was laughing when he saw me in the gown walking in the delivery room.I called him to ask the doc to opt for a operation.Doc came and said this is the problem with the educated females.
Honestly i have not done anything except watching hindi songs on MTV,i was working then.But when i left my job and went to hyderabad my mom used to drag me to take a walk in the evening,i was too lazy to go out.I was missing my hubby as he was in oman.Maybe that is the reason my kid is very attatched to her father then me.