Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The 24th Anniversary of the End of My 1st Pregnancy

Or Big Mouse's Birthday!

He was normally a happy baby, I think someone just told him who his father is.


2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes, almost 2 years.

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was thrilled, being a mommy was all I really ever wanted.


5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? Crap long division again! I was almost 22.

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? We were planning on going camping over Father's Day weekend and my period was a little late, so I wanted to make sure it wasn't coming with while we were camping. Tada, blue stick!

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Mike aka the sperm donor.

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? It wasn't really an option in 1985. We did this old wives tale thingy with the baby's heartbeat. It was a steady 140. I was convinced it was a boy.

9. DUE DATE? February 14, 1985 Valentine's Day! (note baby #2 was due on Sweetest Day, how friggin cute is that!)


11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Hot dogs, morning noon and night. I ate a lot of hot dogs.

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Nothing really, it was a great pregnancy.


14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? Nope, I wanted a boy 1st, you know "perfect" family, boy then girl. HAAAAAA looking back that's flippin hilarious.

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? Forty. Some of it's still hanging around :(

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? TWO! One given by my mom and MIL and one by my friends at work.

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I remember the one my friends gave me was a surprise, but not sure about the family shower.

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? Is being married to an alcoholic considered a complication? Nope none, except that the baby's cord was wrapped funny and he was this weird shade of blue when he was born.

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Humana Hospital, Hoffman Estates IL

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? Wellllll, my water bag broke around 6 or 7 am, but I didn't have contractions until 10 am and then delivered at 2:11 p.m. Try to remember that for later.

21. DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? The sperm donor.

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? Same as above.

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? Actually, all childbirth is natural, I had a vaginal delivery.

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Just something in my IV to stop the nausea, God that was awful. I was a pukey mess.

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 6 lbs even steven and 19 inches long.

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ? 2:11 p.m. on Sunday February 10th. Piss me off mutha, they couldn't have lied and said 2:10 p.m. 2:10 on 2-10. Douche bags.


28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 24 and a daddy to be.

Happy Birthday Ryan, I love you more than you'll ever know.

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Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Big Mouse / Ryan!

Driftwood and Pumpkin said...

Happy birthday! Have a good one ;0)

Unknown said...

awwww Rita Happy Birthday to your grown up boy...
6lbs? mine were monsters 9lbs lol

I am Harriet said...

Unbelievable how the time flies- isn't it?

Debz said...

Seriously, that baby pic makes him look like he's got ties to the mafia! "You lookin at me?" Is there something your NOT telling us about "sperm donor" Mike? lol.

I loved reading this. But I love reading all things baby related.
It looks like you've raised a fine young man. Congrats to you Rita!
And Happy Birthday Ryan!!

Unknown said...

how sweet, happy birthday to your "baby" boy!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Big Mouse! Congrats on the impending baby :)

Unknown said...

Mine is 24 too... AMAZING how fast the time goes!

Letti said...

Happy Birthday to your son. I loved your answers.

Annikke said...

What a fun post! Love that picture too

Meghan said...

1st Happy Bday Ryan!

2nd Check you out, you sexy thang!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your "little one" that is not so little anymore.

Alpacamountain said...

Awwe what a sweet post! Happy Birthday #1.

Amanda said...

Awesome post! Loved hearing about your first pregnancy and loved how you put it "24th anniversary of your first born's birth."

Take care!

Leah said...

happy birthday to him!!

Miz Q said...

Biiiirrrrrrrrrday biiiiirrrrrrrrrday tooooo him!

Really cute post.

Hope you've chased those blues away!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Ohhhh, that is so cool!

Happy Birthday Ryan! :)

OHmommy said...

Happy birthday Ryan. Handsome Ryan!

And please... tell me it doesn't happen THAT fast. Please? I beg you.

Tiffany said...

I love that baby picture. He's like yea what do ya want? leave me alone. LOL

Deb said...

Such a sweet mom!! Happy Birthday to Ryan!

Give sperm donor our best. LOL

Anonymous said...

Don't you wish you could go back in time and KNOW that everything would work out in its own way? That would save a load of worrying. He's here. You're here. Enjoy the day, the moment, the memories.

That Janie Girl said...

Happy belated birthday, Ryan! You have the same birthday (27 years difference, though!) as Elder Son.

Go on over and see his birthday post!

Happy birthday again!!

Jess said...

I love this post! I may have to steal it for my son's b-day in July...

I love the caption under his baby picture. Too funny!

Happy birthday Ryan and Happy 24th anniversary of your first born to you!

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!!!

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