Monday, January 31, 2011

Memory Lane

I've noticed a trend in the blog world. Most of them: 1) are pregnant 2)have little ones under the age of five or 3) are trying to get pregnant.

I don't fit into any of those categories. My girls are 14 and 12, and moving up in age this summer. We don't have any plans on having more either. No, we are not trying for a boy, and no we don't want another baby. Sometimes I do have a brief moment of wanting another one. I have friends who are pregnant or have just had a baby. I love holding them, picking out little clothes or toys, but that is as far as it goes.
We will be just turning 40 when our youngest graduates high school. We are younger than most of our girls' friends too.

I was reading around alot of the blogs and saw how many share things about their little ones. I decided why not share what it was like for me when I was pregnant or things from when the girls were little. And that is how Memory Lane was started.

This one is about Katie.

I got pregnant with Katie when I was 19. Way back in 1995. So much has changed since then, especially in the OB/GYN world. I was horribly sick with her, I had morning sickness. What a joke, just call it puke your guts up morning, noon and night sickness! They gave me pills that were supposed to help. They didn't. Neither did small meals, ginger ale, or crackers. The only thing I could hold down was Hardee's Peach Cobbler!
That stuff was SO GOOD! Eventually it went away about my 5th or 6th month. Then I just craved everything! Omelets with everything, V8 tomato juice, if I had hated it before I was pregnant, I now craved it!

Speaking of food, when a friend of ours found out she was pregnant and came back from the doctors with a book of things she could not eat. (Just kidding about the book, but it was a long list)
She cut out all salt from her foods, she wouldn't have lunch meat in her house, she wouldn't eat eggs because they could possibly be undercooked, she even cut out sugar and caffeine. I mean none! No sugar, no caffeine.
She was a new mom so I give her a pass. Plus she had bought every baby book at Borders. And we all know how some of those books are. SCARE THE SOON TO BE MOMMY! is what they should be titled.

But I made it, all the way through my pregnancy with Katie, although I thought with the way she was moving around in me that I was going to be like that guy on Aliens and she would burst through my stomach and run away.

I went into labor on June 5 or so I thought. It was just that weird feeling, I wasn't hurting just kept feeling uncomfortable. We went to the hospital, and find out that our doctor may not be able to make it..........

To be continued.


AiringMyLaundry said...

I also got pregnant at 19.

I had no idea what I was doing.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I got pregant with our first when I was 19 so we too are younger than a lot of my daughters friends. I can't wait to read more of you post

Julie Danielle said...

You guys are about our age (32 &35) but we just had baby #3. I find a lot of my Army wife friends are a lot younger than me with the same age kids. But most of my classmates are just now starting families.

Heather said...

Wow! What a lot to handle at 19. And you did it beautifully even if you didn't "follow all the crazy new mom rules". I am all for parenting and being pregnant in a way that makes you comfortable.