Sunday, March 24, 2013

N's birth story

Happy Birthday to my little guy who's turning 3 today!
I still remember going in for our sonogram to find out if we were having a boy or girl.
To be honest I wouldn't have been able to tell by looking at it until the nurse pointed it out to us.
We were so excited once again! The second pregnancy was different from the first. With H I craved veggies while with N I craved meat.  I definitely got tired more easily and morning sickness was worse in the first trimester. I also could not stand the smell of garlic. Which is odd since I love garlic! I use it a lot in my cooking but not for those 9 months. N was more "camera shy" when it came to get a peek to see what he looked like. Fortunately at the end of the checkup the nursed tried again and was able to get a shot.
N was 6 days early. When I went to the OB for my last visit and she told me that I was ready to have him. So she stripped my membranes and told me go get some lunch close by and she will see me soon.  Alston & I decided to have lunch at a fancy Japanese restaurant I've been wanting to go to. Afterwards we went to a bookstore to kill some time. Funny when I was browsing around the store a lady said to me. "Boy it looks like you can have your baby any minute now." Little did she know she was right on the dot. Once I felt the contractions coming on stronger I told Alston it was time to go. We went to the hospital around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. While I was changing into those "lovely" hospital gowns my water broke. After that everything seem to go so quickly. This time it only took about 20-30 minutes to push this guy out. Our little tiger arrived at 7:40 pm, 7lbs 5 oz. It was pure joy holding him in my arms and having him suck his thumb so loudly. haha!  Funny thing is that he never really sucked his thumb after that.
N's first ride home
Happy Birthday my little prince charming! (Because he's sure knows how to charm one's heart) 
I love you so much! - Mommy

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  1. How interesting that cravings were so different with both pregnancies. How cute was N's thumb when he was born! Happy Birthday N!

    1. Yes very different. Has your second pregnancy been different?
      Thanks Lisa will pass your bday wishes along to him :)

    2. My second pregnancy has been pretty much the same, except for the increased tiredness and feeling bigger, but that's expected with #2. That's why I thought we were having a boy (same cravings, etc) but guess not!

  2. What a cool story. Isn't it funny how we crave and dislike certain things. I always loved garlic and it really increased when I was pregnant with Baby C. I could eat garlic all day.

    1. It is funny how our body changes and have these strong cravings or dislikes. Chocolate was something that really increased with H, that was definitely something I couldn't go overboard with haha.

  3. Thanks for sharing your birth story. I love reading these. Sounds like a pretty easy delivery. Happy birthday to N!

    1. Thanks for reading Ally! It was definitely easier and faster. I think it also helped knowing "what to do & expect"
      Thanks for the birthday wishes :)