a reply to: Atsbhct
Our first, a boy, was a surprise too.
The doctor told me I'd never be able to get pregnant.
We have five kids! Ha, ha!
I often wonder how he made out with his practice?!
We were still living in Hawaii at the time,
& I was eating lots of Japanese pickled vegetables & pineapple coconut juice!
Never realized it was cravings, since the ladies I worked with,
were sharing a lot of recipes at the time & bringing in things to share for lunch.
Then we moved to the mainland & I started wanting hoagies!
With the next one, a girl, it was hot chocolate & grapefruit!
The next two were boys & it was Mounds candy bars & Pepsi or Coke.
The last one a girl, it was Mounds bars at first,
but then meat & homemade sauerkraut!
It was funny, she hated coconut for years, but loves sauerkraut!
I was so tired with the girls & my stomach stuck out right away.
With the boys I had a lot of energy & didn't look that big.
I gained the same amount of weight with all of them, just carried them differently.
The first one it was three weeks past my due date when I finally went into labor!
When I went to the hospital, the nurses insisted I must be having a miscarriage!
They thought I must have figured my due date wrong!
My stomach was so small, that I was able to wear my regular shirts,
& I only had to wear maternity pants the last couple of months!
They would never let anyone go past their due date these days!
It's a good thing my doctor let nature take it's course,
he only weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces when he was born!
The rest all weighed 8 pounds & I gained 30 pounds with all of them.
With the last one, whenever I ate dairy, I got heartburn!
I nursed all of them & she got horrible colic whenever I ate dairy too.
It took me awhile to figure out what was wrong though!
You would think by the 5th I would know stuff!
But each pregnancy is different just like each child is.
Enjoy the experience & write everything down.
Even though you think you will never forget, you do!
Or in my case, after awhile they all blur together!!!