Once Upon a Baby Story…

I saw this at A Nut in a Nutshell and thought it looked like fun, so I’m playing along today…
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First Baby Questions:

  1. Were you married at the time? No (we had been together for 6 years and had originally planned on getting married on our trip to Punta Cana in May of that year, but there were so many hoops to jump through to make sure it was ‘legal’, so we decided to just enjoy our vacation and have a simple ceremony in the Fall, my favorite season. We found out a couple of months later I was pregnant, and decided to wait until after she was born to get married, so there would be no question that we wanted to get married, not that we had to.) πŸ™‚

  2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? Really excited! It was a complete surprise.
  3. How old were you? 39
  4. How did you find out? I had an ultrasound to check out a cyst in my right ovary that was causing some pain…found out the ‘pain’ wasn’t from the cyst at all, I was pregnant!

  5. Who did you tell first? Our closest friends.
  6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes…I wanted to buy things specific to the baby since it would most likely be our only one. πŸ™‚

  7. Due date? Two different doctors speculated – one said November 13, 2002, the other said November 20, 2002. I chose November 13th for my Maternity Leave paperwork (so I could finish getting ready for the imminent arrival, but sided with the doctor that chose November 20th.)
  8. Did you deliver late or on time? Depends on which doctor you ask – the actual arrival date was November 15.
  9. Did you have morning sickness? Not at all – which is one of the reasons I had no clue I was actually pregnant.
  10. What did you crave? Peanut butter sandwiches! LOL!
  11. Who/what irritated you the most? The baby would get extremely active at night, right around the time I wanted to get to sleep… πŸ™‚
  12. What was your first child’s sex? Girl

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  13. How many pounds did you gain throughout pregnancy? 55
  14. Did you have any complications during pregnancy? None
  15. Where did you give birth? York, PA
  16. How many hours were you in labor? 17 hours
  17. Who drove you to the hospital? Hubby
  18. Who watched? Hubby, and one of my best friends, Christy – they actually had to hold my legs because the stirrups were broken in the delivery room…
  19. Was it natural or c-section? Natural
  20. Did you take medication to ease the pain? I had a local and eventually an epidural, but it only worked on one side.
  21. How much did your child weigh? 7 lbs 6 oz.
  22. Did your child have any complications? No, she was perfect!
  23. What did you name her? Princess Nagger…oh, wait, that came later… Savannah
  24. How old is your first born today? She is 6 going on 30… πŸ™‚

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I LOVE hearing baby stories so let me know if you post yours on your blog!

(cute pictures compliments of Elizabeth from A Nut in a Nutshell thanks for making the meme oh so cute, Elizabeth!)

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.

16 thoughts on “Once Upon a Baby Story…

  1. And she is totally adorable. And the Princess Nagger nick cracks me up every time! And how on freaking earth did you gain 55 pounds and get it off and look GORGEOUS and young again?

  2. @nikkicrumpet: Thank you so much, Nikki! πŸ™‚ She is adorable…I couldn’t have ‘special ordered’ a more wonderful baby and child! πŸ™‚ Even if I do refer to her as the Princess Nagger…which she totally is! (snicker!) OMG you totally made my day by your comment! I guess I got lucky in the ‘gene’ department – I’ve always been mistaken for 10 or more years younger than I am, so I don’t argue when that ‘mistake’ is made…heh, heh! I am still working on losing the rest of that 6 year old ‘baby fat’ – but I gain proportionately, so right now I think I’m carrying the majority of my extra weight in my boobs and butt…yeah, I know, TMI! LOL! But now that I’m being consistent and motivated on the WiiFit, I should be able to finally shed the rest of the extra… πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for your kind words – you totally made my day! πŸ™‚

  3. I love your story! And you even used my pictures, cute! I thought pictures made the whole thing more fun so I added them yesterday when I did the meme. πŸ˜‰

    Peanut butter sandwiches is so normal! That’s funny!

  4. @blueviolet: Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I added a little notation at the bottom regarding the ‘complimentary’ pictures…*grin!* I copied and pasted the whole thing, because you did cutesy it up with the pictures – they really do add a lot! πŸ˜‰ Yeah, Peanut butter sandwiches…sometimes I’d have one for breakfast, and I always had to have ice cold milk to go along with it…LOL!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the fun meme! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for sharing. I do not have kids so I don’t have any first baby stories. I did however hold my sister’s leg while she gave birth to her first child…I hyperventilated afterwards, but it was truly an amazing experience. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. What a great idea for a post. I love hearing about other mother’s experiences. In fact, after I got home from the hospital I was obsessed with “A Baby Story.” Lucky you not having any morning sickness. A good friend of mine had it all nine months. Poor thing. She was GREEN.

  7. Love your story and I told Elizabeth and you now I’m so doing this on my blog…now to decide which one LOL probably both LOL

    Oh to don’t forget I’ve e-mailed you about that giveaway I had if you didn’t get my mail, just e-mail me to send you info again for the Pretty Princess of yours πŸ™‚

  8. I love the nickname of Princess Nagger! It always makes me laugh! Hearing about baby stories is always fun! Thanks for sharing.

  9. @Stesha: Oh, you poor thing! I consider myself VERY lucky! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @joanofalltrades: That was so nice of you to hold your sisters leg during delivery – I know I am extremely to my friend and my hubby – they had sore muscles after hours of that! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Frogs in my formula: It is a fun one, isn’t it? I love hearing about other mother’s experiences, too… We were obsessed with ‘A Baby Story’ during my pregnancy – we watched it constantly, so when I was in the hospital to deliver, we were kind of figuring there would be more people in the room at the time of delivery. Instead, we had two batty nurses that kept getting distracted by Jerry Springer on the television behind them. My hubby, myself and my best friend kept looking at each other and trying not to laugh… πŸ˜‰ The doctor only came in for the actual moment of delivery, so he was there for maybe 5 minutes. πŸ™‚

    UGH! All nine months with morning sickness? Poor thing had to be green! I am SO lucky I didn’t even have it for the first 3 months… I have a friend who suffered like that, too – anytime we’d go shopping, she’d have to bring a plastic bag or something to keep in the front of the cart ‘just in case’…you know, so she wasn’t forced to upchuck in her purse…I felt so bad for her! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Firefly: Oh, excellent! I’m looking forward to reading your story… πŸ™‚ Yes, put it on both! πŸ™‚ I’ll email you – I didn’t see the other email, might have gotten filtered… THANKS! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Stacy: What’s really funny is she actually answers to it, too…LOL! πŸ™‚ I think hearing about baby stories is fun, too! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by, Stacy! πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks for sharing your baby story. I am enjoying reading these.

    I should do mine, but unfortunately my memory is terrible and all three pregnancies seem to be blending into one.

  11. I love baby stories, I’ll have to do one of these on mine. I have three kids, maybe I’ll do one for each of them. :0)

  12. So sweet! I love to hear stories about babies πŸ™‚ I like this idea–short on time, but may get back to this one–if I do, I’ll let you know πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! (Savannah is a beautiful name!)

  13. It sounds like you had a really great pregnancy. And you certainly got a fabulous result. She is the same age as my youngest. I didn’t realize that, for some reason I thought the princess was younger.

    I always love hearing about other people’s pregnancy and birth stories.

  14. I had terrible morning sickness with my first pregnancy and I gained almost 80lbs. I also had high blood pressure, became toxic and swelled up like a water balloon. Not an easy time for me. I was not a joyful pregnant lady.

  15. @pam: They are fun things to read, aren’t they? πŸ˜‰ Oh, memory…such an elusive thing sometimes, isn’t it? I imagine if I had been blessed with more than one baby, the memories would start blending together…LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Christie Lanning: Oh, that’d be great! Let me know if you do, I’d love to read it/them! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Nicole: Baby stories are always cool to read, that’s for sure! πŸ˜‰ I’d love to read your baby story! πŸ™‚ Princess Nagger likes her name…except for the fact that it has 8 letters…she was having trouble fitting it in the ‘name’ line on her papers for Kindergarten this year…heh, heh! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Anne: Oh, I definitely did have a really great pregnancy…and absolutely got a fabulous result! πŸ˜‰ That’s great that she’s the same age as your youngest! πŸ™‚ That’s funny that you thought she was younger…since everyone thinks I’m way younger, maybe that means she’ll have the same ‘problem’ when she gets older…(snicker!!) Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    @Chris: Oh, wow, that sounds like you really had a horrible time of it, poor thing! I sure don’t blame you for not being a ‘joyful pregnant lady’…I sure wouldn’t have been! LOL!! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚