How old were you when you got pregnant? I was seventeen.
How old was the dad? He also, was seventeen.
How did you find out? My nipples were hard for two days straight, so I decided to take a test.
Who was the first person you told? My bestfriend Stephanie told me, actually. I looked at the test and there was only one line, so I said, "it's negative" and I proceeded to walk out of the bathroom. but she took one more look at it and was like, "oh my god, wait wait wait" and I looked again, and the second line was slowly appearing.
How did the parents react? My mom had a feeling for some reason, so she wasn't shocked, but she wasn't excited either. She was supportive though. My dad wasn't happy at all. Vince's mom was ecstatic.
Did you have morning sickness? I got nauseas, but I never threw up.
Any problems when you were pregnant? I went into premature labor at 26 weeks and was put on light bedrest.
Did you find out what you were having? yes, even though when I first got pregnant I said I wanted it to be a surprise.
What was it? boyyy.
What was the chosen name for a boy? First; Spencer Aiden DeWayne Pham, then Spencer DeWayne Pham-O'Neal, then just Spencer DeWayne Pham.
For a girl? First it was Evelyn Annette Pham, but then we decided against it because Evelyn was in the top 100 baby names for the year before.
Did the baby have any problems? While I was pregnant? no.
How much weight did you gain? close to thirty.
Did you consider abortion? No.
What were your first symptoms of pregnancy? hard nipples. I found out only eleven days after he was conceived because I just *KNEW*
Did your boobs get HUGE? Oh yes! I miss them.
Were you miserable at the end? yes! lol.
When did you first notice contractions? 9pm April 3rd.
How far apart were they? damn close!
Were they painful? yes. as soon as they started, they were extremely intense. I couldn't walk through them and I could barely breathe or move.
When did you go to the hospital? thirty minutes later.
Did you ever get sent home? I was at the hospital earlier that day but they told me I was experiencing braxton hicks because my contractions stopped, so I got home around 3pm and didn't have another until 9pm.
How far were you when you got admitted to the hospital? 9 centimeters!
How long were you in labor before you had your baby? 1 hour, 57 minutes.
Did you get an epidural? I got to the hospital too late to recieve one.
Did you have a C-section? No.
Did you hold the baby first? Briefly.
How much did the baby weigh? 8lbs, 4oz.
How long was the baby? 21inches.
What was the baby's birthday? April 3, 2008
When was your due date? April 6th.
What time was the baby born? 10:57pm.
How far along were you when you had the baby? pretty much 40 weeks.
What hospital did you give birth at? UofL.
Who delivered the baby? Dr. Eucker.
What was the baby's name? Spencer DeWayne Pham.
Did you decide the name before or wait to see the baby? We already had the name picked out.
Was there any problems with the baby? he had swallowed meconium and had to have his stomach pumped, he has a dimple type thing right above his butt crack that they said was actually really common, but they did an ultrasound just to make sure it was harmless, which it was.
How did you feel afterwards? after I had him? well, they took him to run tests for two hours before bringing him back to me. I was ecstatic, relieved, tired but wide awake at the same time, hungry, and surreal.
When did you leave the hospital? April 5th.
Was your baby jaundiced? No.
Did you tear when you had the baby? yes. really bad. It took the nurses 45 minutes to finish sewing me up.
The First Year
What did your baby wear home from the hospital? This:
Did you breastfeed? If not, what kind of formula and bottles did you use? I breastfed exclusively until I realized there was a little blood in his urine and the nurse told me it was some sort of acid crystal which would go away once my milk came in good, but since my son would cry everytime he peed, I started giving him 3 bottles of formula a day to make the acid crystals stop. At first I used infamil, but then he got switched over to goodstart soy. I breastfed the majority of the time until my milk supply significantly reduced.
When did your baby first roll over? three months.
When did your baby start sitting up by themselves? Oh, he was kindof late at that. I think he was 7.5 months? I don't have the baby book here since I'm at my mom's.
Crawling? also about 7.5 months.
Pulling themselves up on things? 6 months. yes, he was pulling up before he could sit up, which caused him to throw himself onto his stomach when he wanted down. xD
Cruising? 8 months.
Walking alone? 9.5 months.
Does your baby talk? yes. not full sentences or anything.
What's your baby's favorite food? oh lord. He loves cereal, pizza, corn, ocra, and nearly any kind of fruit.
Least favorite? There's a lot he doesn't like.
How much does your baby weigh now? 29lbs. O.o
How old is your baby? Seventeen months.
How tall? They didn't measure his height last time we went. I can't remember what it was the time before that. He comes up to my hip bone though.. he's almost 3 feet.
What did you do for their first birthday? On his actual birthday, we gave him his presents from me and his daddy and we spent the day with him. We went out to eat that night and he got icecream with a candle. xD we went to the park the next day, and the day after that was his birthday party with friends and family.
Where was their first birthday? My house.
What is your favorite thing to do with your baby? play, teach him, watch him grow, cuddle, and learn from him.
What is your baby's favorite past time? getting into things!
Do they like being outside? oh yes. he loves it.
Are they social? yes, but not as much with babies and other kids as he is with adults.
Are you back to your pre-pregnancy weight? almost. I actually look better now. too many people thought I looked anorexic before.
How did you lose it? I didn't do anything. I was just all baby weight.
Do you have the same friends you did before you got pregnant? yes.
Did they ditch you? Not at all. Most of them have kids too.
Do you have more friends with kids? yes.
Do you have stretch marks? yes, unfortunately. but not too bad.
Is your baby fussy or happy? he's happy, but he knows how to throw a mean tantrum!
Do you plan on having more kids? yes!
How many? two-three more.
What are the names for a girl? I'm not telling. :D
For a boy? Again, I'm not telling. :] I have two unique names picked out, and I would love for them to stay unique.
Do you regret any desicions? There's some things I probably could have handled better, but overrall, I don't regret anything about being a mommy.