Mother Name: Candace Astra
Birthday: July 17, 1983
Birth Place: St. Anthony, NL
Father Name: Kenneth Nathaniel
Birthday: May 9, 1984
Birth Place: St. Anthony, NL
Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes
How did you find out you were pregnant?: I was craving fish for like a week and then all I wanted was veggies and greasy stuff turned me off. Then one Saturday Ken & I were at work and we were planning on partying on the weekend, we had already joked how I must be preggo because of the cravings. I then started thinking more, what if I was? I didn't want to party and risk something happening. So Ken went to the pharmacy, got the test, I did it at work and saw the very visible pink line. We laughed and cried. I think we were both excited and nervous.
What kind of pregnancy test did you take?: Clear Blue
How many?: Just that one!
What were your first symptoms? food cravings/aversions, tiredness, tender breasts
Who did you tell first? My Momma. Then Ken told his Mom, who told his Dad. We phoned them from work.
Who was with you when you found out? Just Ken!
Was baby planned?: No, but he is more than welcomed! :) I had wanted a baby for a while but we were never "ready" per se.
When was baby conceived?: around the first/second week of January
How far were you when you found out?: 5 weeks
Due date: October 1, 2010
Do you want to know the sex?: I didn't but Ken did but now I'm glad we found out!
Do you know the sex?: It's a boy!
Any names?: after much deiberation, Ken wanted Casey for the longest time, we decided on JR standing for Jackson Ryan.
Any ultrasounds?: We've had about 5 or 6 so far and another one at 39 weeks to make sure baby didn't flip over. But I seriously doubt there's room for that! The first one was at around 12 weeks (not quite sure, he was only the size of a gummy bear!), then another one sometime after that, a 3rd one at 20 weeks, 4th one at 28 weeks 5 days, he was measuring 30 weeks 5 days. 5th one was at 35 weeks, baby was getting ready to decend into the pelvis and no longer breach. Thank God!
Have you heard the heartbeat?: At almost every appointment since about 12 weeks. We also listened at home with a friends monitor.
Who do you think baby will look like? Not sure, hope he's a mix of us both :)
Will baby have any siblings?: depends on how much labour raumatizes me, but I would like to have one more child.
Have you and dad felt baby move? Yup. He's an active little one. I can watch my belly dance.
When did you start to show?: lol, I can still pass for not being preggo, but when I wear maternity clothes you can tell. I started showing about 25 weeks or so?
How long could you wear your regular clothes? I still can, lol.
Are you excited?: Absolutely!!
Did you have morning sickness?: No, thank God. I did have a few bouts of not feeling well, but that was always later in the day and attributed to hunger or fatigue
Do you have any cravings?: Fruit, Veggies, Fish. But since I've been getting towards the end now, junk food. I try not to, but it's horrible!
Do you have any mood swings?: Um, yea :(
Are you a high risk pregnancy?: Yes, my blood pressure was out of whack, but since the Dr. took me off work mid April, it's being kept under control for the most part
Formula or breastfeeding? I am most certaintly going to try breastfeeding!
Have you bought anything for baby yet?: We're pretty much ready. Got a crib, swing, bathtub, bassinet, and exersaucer from my cousin, Auntie bought him a mattress, had a shower and got lots of clothes and money. Car seat was one of the first things we bought. We've done really good from friends and family giving us things.
Who will help with baby after their born? Well I'm taking Maternity leave, Ken is taking the rest of his holidays and he has a pretty good work schedule and we live with my Mother so hopefully I'll have a good support system.
What is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Feeling him move and knowing no two human beings can be closer than a mom with her baby. I love to feel his movements, and learn things that calm him, or startle him, or get him going. I like feeling my belly and figuring out what position he is in. When I'm bummed about something he's good at reminding me he's there...and his little movements make me smile.
What is the worst thing about being pregnant? All the soreness that goes along with it. Backaches and sore pelvic floor!
Whats one thing do you miss doing since being pregnant? hmm, nothing really, I'm too excited about baby to think about things I miss.
Any days you wish you weren't pregnant?: I love being prego. :)
Are you ready for baby? As ready as we're gonna be I guess. We'll just have to wing it from here!
How many kids do you want?: 2 sounds good.
Do you talk to your baby?: Yes, and he responds by rolling or squirming or a swift kick in the ribs!
Do you still feel attractive?: Of course, most of the time anyway, except when I get bloating or heartburn, ugh.
Have you had your baby shower yet?: Yes, Flora had one when she was home, Aug 4th, for my family. Ken's family is further away.
Do you like kids? Love them!
How far along are you now?: 36 weeks and 2 days.