1. Was your pregnancy planned, and how old were you?
Yes I've always believed pregnancies must be planned or else I'll suffer from a heart attack or something. Unless of course a condom breaks, but still heart attack-ish nonetheless. I was 25 then.
2. What were your reaction?
Stunned, happy, still stunned.
3. How did you find out you were pregnant?
Been trying for a few months and got a tad disappointed when the period came twice so I decided to let go and not test or count or anything of that matter. In the end, it happened when I wanted to skip work so I had to go get an MC so off to the doctor I went. I was suffering from unusual bloating (never knew that was a symptom of pregnancy then!), and somehow or rather the doctor decided to test for pregnancy and vavavoom, we were indeed pregnant!
4. Who did you tell first?
5. Did you find out the sex?
Initially we wanted it to be a surprise. Then at the 13th week, the gynae decided to tease us by saying "ooohhhh look at that.................... sure u don't wanna know?" And the weakling in us took over, and we said "Pleasseeeeeeeeeeeee do tell!"
6. Did you have morning sickness?
Nope, nada. Thank god!
7.What did you crave?
HAHAHAHA. believe it or not, my one and only craving was for........... archie comics! Woke up one night and craved very badly for ARCHIE COMICS. So the husband had to go to the nearest convenient store to pick up a stack of archie comics. We guessed we were pregnant with either a heartbreaker of sorts (Archie) or a comic relief fella (jughead).
8. Who / What irritated you the most?
I had a happy pregnancy, I was a generally happy mommy-to-be until the 30th week where every position make me sleepless at night. Then the cranky zombie in me woke up. *growlll*
9. Did you wish you had a different gender from what you obtained?
Somewhere deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep down, I guess I really hoped it was a girl.
10. How many kilos did you gain during the entire pregnancy?
12 kg, I still think I looked pretty normal except that I couldnt see my feet.
11. Where did you think the baby was conceived?
I think.......... no wait. I don't know. We just tried and tried and tried. Should be a room of our home, or maybe the couch...or the carpet.
12. Did you have any complications during the pregnancy?
I was on the verge of getting gestational diabetes, yeah yeah too much chocolate alert pre-pregnancy. So the gynae made me go on a strictly no sugar diet which was mad crazy insanely difficult to do because that meant no sweets, chocolates, tea, coffee, rice, noodles ( yes nothing with starch too). I swear I don't know what I actually ate in the end.
13. Where did you give birth?
Mine was elective c-sect so nothing to dramatic about that. I gave birth in an OT with crazy white lights blinding me, and the cling-clangs of the damn equipment (scalpel and what not) was freaking the crap out of me.
14. How many hours were you in labour?
Eh! Does braxton hicks count?
15. Who watched you give birth?
Husband dressed in a silly astronaut suit. You would think he was walking on the moon or something.
16. Was it natural, or C-Sect?
C-Sect, I have a pretty smiley to remember my "labouring" journey.
17. Did you take medication to ease the pain?
Just the anesthesia during the operation. After that I rejected every painkiller because I was breastfeeding and the paranoia of drugging my kid came to me.
18. When was your child born?
05 February 2010 (the husband likes to remember it as 5 x 2 = 10. SIAO!)
19. What is his / her name?
Ahmed. Chinese name: Ah-mat.
20. How old is he today?
He is 37months to date, which has been the best 37months of our lives, no doubt about that.
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