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April 21, 2009

Pregnancies revisited.

To beat my bloggers block, Im taking up CA's tag.I altered the tag to include both my pregnancies. As a second born, I get mighty upset when people are partial to first borns!! Hmpf!

1. WAS YOUR PREGNANCY PLANNED?

First - Yes. What was I thinking!!
Second - Yes. Boy, I don't learn a lesson easily do I?

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Fortuantely yes.
Still yes but unfortunately to the same guy.

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
Was happy that we succeeded in our attempt.
The second time, I used a pregnancy test which I had bought in India. On the cover, there was this woman with a red lipstick. She had this constipated look and it was completely hilarious to look at the pic. So I was rolling on the floor laughing and Hd was all impatient and asked, So? And I tried to give the same constipated look like the woman and he burst out laughing.

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU?
Yes if it were nt planned.
No.

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
27
30

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
Home Pregnancy Test, Blood test, Urine test and a scan.
I knew it even before I took the pregnancy test. Human body is just amazing, is nt it?

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
My Sister.
My Sister.

8. DUE DATE?
30 April 2005
3 July 2008

9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
Nope.
Nope.

10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
Baby cucumber, bhel puri, murungai keerai adai,...
Nothing. There was nt any time to think about my needs.

11. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?
Actually I was quite zen the first time.
The second time, everyone irritated me.

12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX?
Girl.
Girl.

13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
No.
No.

14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?
6 Kilos. (13 pounds)
4 kilos. (8 pounds)

15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
Yup. Two.
Hee hee hee! Did I ever?

16. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW?
One was a surprise. By my friends. The other was a traditional ceremony celebrated with the family.

Total Surprise.

17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
No.
No.

18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Basel, Switzerland.
Zurich, Switzerland.

19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
3 hours 40 minutes.
2 hours.

20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL/BIRTH CENTER?
Taxi Driver.
Husband.

21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Husband.
Husband.

22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
Natural.
Natural.

23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
No. Was nt given even though I begged.
No. I decided not to.

24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
2.720 kg (6 pounds)
2.950 kg (6+ pounds)

25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?
3 days before the due date on 27 Apr 2005 at 3.40 am
6 days before the due date on 27 June 2008 at 11 am

26. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN THE DOCTOR ANNOUNCED THE SEX OF THE BABY?
It was a total surprise as everyone had said it will be a boy and I had made up mind to welcome a boy. So it was a total lottery.
We found out earlier. So we knew. And I was ecstatic as I think sisters are the best thing in the whole wide world next to sliced bread.

27. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION ON SEEING THE BABY?
I was seeing a new born baby for the first time in my life. And I was sure I ll never have a baby again(duh!) after the ordeal, so took a good look and tried to remember everything. And also made sure it was indeed a girl!
Took a good look to see if she was ok. Heaved a sigh of relief that I am done with this baby making business.

28. DID YOU CRY?
Nah!
Nah!

29. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
Ashu
Antu

30. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY?
3 years 11 months
9 months

20 comments:

Rohini said...

After reading your answers to questions 14 and 19, I now officially hate you. 4 kilos weight gain???!!!! 2 hours of labour????!!!!

IBH said...

exactly Ro...i was aboutt o comment on the same! Boo - arrrgh :) i officially hate you too!

you know the best moment for me when Kaju was born? I had to check with the doc if she had her ears...in both the scans i had, i could never spot an ear on her...and i thought she is going to be earless baby !LOL..

but turned out she was all fine and cute :)

love to the little ones!

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Sri said...

Hi Boo

Your description of the lady on the cover of the home pregnancy test had me giggling...i think it is Velocit by Dr Reddy's...even i used the same and i found the lady's expression funny..

Sri

Sands said...

I so agree with Ro & IBH. Some people get lucky :) Such cute picture of the two kids. Adorable! Kala tika.

Daisy said...

cute tag :).. very cute pic.. looks like Antu pappa got her hair from her father's side? (since it doesnt look like yours and Ashu's;))

Menaka said...

add me to the list of the envious! 4 kilos!!! unfair. also, those two look adorable in their matching tees!

yaadyaada said...

Ok.. I take the credit for the matching Tees. Have been waiting for someone to mention it! Thanks Menaka!

No pain med and 2-4 hours of labor, I think we can look past that!! :-)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

4 kilos ??? You mean 4 kilos ??
The question was weight gained during pregnancy ... not weight retained after pregnancy ... just making sure !!!

You have an awesome sister who finds matching clothes to those darlings ...

Anonymous said...

aww Antu is chooooo cute,congratulation on having 2 reallu beautiful kids.

Anonymous said...

Have been a lurker here, commenting for the first time. Your blog is one amazing spot for me to relax.
You gained 8 pounds during your 2nd preg, out of which the baby was 6 pounds !! I ENVY you !!

Poppins said...

Very cute cute picture of the sister, same dress and all.

The tag? So you ofcourse. Well written and hilarious !

Diya said...

Very cute kids..i just love them

Dee said...

well written tag Boo...with your trademark humor of course :) The girls look lovely together!

Itchingtowrite said...

tagged

Mama - Mia said...

very very cute! :) the girls! and total fun read! the tag! did you manage to read sraikhs take on this? hse has done it for all 4 kids! :)

cheers!

abha

BG said...

cute pic of the sisters...

cute tag....been following ur blog from a long time....commenting for the 1st time....

nice blog

dipali said...

The girls look so cute!
What amazing labour times- good girls, both of them.
Loved this post, Boo:)

Sue Gir said...

Little Antu looks grown up :-)
Checking your blog after a long time. I first found your blog shortly after my son was born and then you had your second baby. So I was kind of relating. Mine just had his first birthday. Amazing to see babies grow up right in front of your eyes isn't it?

Saltwater Blues said...

I LOVE this pic.