Twenty Questions

These twenty questions were supposed to have been answered last week but I’m finally getting down to it! Better late than never! 🙂

Since I have two kids, I shall code the answers as A1 (Alicia) and A2 (Alex).

1. Was your pregnancy planned, and how old were you?
A1: Yes, I was 27. Initially we’d planned to have a child after 1 year of marriage but in the end we were bitten by the love-babies-bug and decided to have one sooner!

A2: No, I wasn’t planning on having any more children but it happened (read more in a recent post). I was 30.
2. What were your reaction?
A1: Over the moon!

A2: Troubled.

3. How did you find out you were pregnant?

A1: My period works like clockwork. A late period is a sure sign for me. Tested with the pregnancy test kit one day after missed period and it was positive.

A2: tested first time with the kit when period was 4 days late, but was negative. Tested a second time when period was 1 week late and it was extremely positive – took only a drop of pee on the stick to confirm it.
4. Who did you tell first?
My hubby of course!

5. Did you find out the sex?
Yes. I don’t take well to surprises.

6. Did you have morning sickness?
A1: Yes, it was all-day sickness. I was retching all day long during the first trimester.

A2: Not really. Just slight loss of appetite but no major vomiting incidents.
7.What did you crave?

A1: spicy food

A2: nothing specific. But the coffee lover in me suddenly detested it and I would actually feel nauseous if I drank it. This eased towards the end of the pregnancy but by then I’d converted to being a tea lover. 😛

8. Who / What irritated you the most?

A1: People at work who felt that I was not doing enough just because I was pregnant but actually… I was doing the normal workload that people do. I was doing less than my usual, that’s true, but hey, I was doing a lot more than I was supposed to be doing before I got pregnant!!?

A2: Nothing did!! At least not that I can remember…

9. Did you wish you had a different gender from what you obtained?
A1: I got my little girl!

A2: I was hoping for another little girl, thinking that boys can’t be sweet and cute but tada! I was in for a pleasant surprise!

10. How many kilos did you gain during the entire pregnancy?
A1: 17kg

A2: 17kg

11. Where did you think the baby was conceived?
At home both times! 😛

12. Did you have any complications during the pregnancy?
A1: Nothing much. Just bad water retention in the last trimester.

A2: Blood test results showed some complications but was later cleared upon further tests. Then I had low lying placenta in the second trimester.

13. Where did you give birth?

14. How many hours were you in labour?
A1: 3D2N. No, it wasn’t a short holiday I was on, in case you’re wondering. I really did take 3D2N to have Alicia, from induction to finally emergency c-section.

A2: Labour? 😛 Not going through that again!

15. Who watched you give birth?
Whoever was in the operating theatre.

16. Was it natural, or C-Sect?

A1: Emergency C-sect, with epidural.

A2: Elective C-Sect, with epidural. And in case you should start judging why I did not want VBAC, it turned out that I would have needed another emergency c-sect had I not chosen elective c-sect as little boy was super entangled up with the umbilical cord. Must have been playing zero-point with his cord!

17. Did you take medication to ease the pain?
Yes, took what was prescribed and stopped the painkillers after a couple of days.

18. When was your child born?
A1: 10 July 2008

A2: 7 Oct 2011

19. What is his / her name?
A1: Alicia

A2: Alexander

20. How old is he/she today?

A1: 4 years, 9 months

A2: 18 months

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2 Responses to Twenty Questions

  1. MummyMOO says:

    VBAC is not for everyone. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise, or pass idiotic judgements. You know your body best – and they are not privy to medical concerns.

    Sometimes I feel the worst part of being pregnant are those ‘well-meaning’ comments, huh?
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    • simplymommie says:

      Yes, indeed. It’s those ‘well-meaning’ comments that are so irritating! When I announced that I was doing elective c-sect, I had people who would go like, ‘ohhhh, but why? Why wouldn’t you consider VBAC?’ etc. VBAC was out of the question when I discussed birthing plans with my gynae in the 2nd trimester as my placenta was in the way. And in any case, I think people should try being in and out of the labour ward for 3D2N and then see if they would consider VBAC as an option the next time round.

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