I have been with the love of my life for over a year now. I know that doesn't sound long, but I love him like I've been with him for my whole life. He means the world to me plus more, and he gave me the best gift ever... Our son. <3 We're going to name him Ryan Michael, just like his daddy. :) We're not married, but my son will have his father's last name. **Love is when reality is better than your dreams."
Pre-pregnancy weight?: Approximately 170.
About The Father
Are you still together?: Yes. We live together.
About Your Pregnancy
Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes.
When did you find out you were pregnant?: August 30, 2011.
Was it planned?: No. I was always told I wouldn't be able to have children without fertility drugs since I was in my early teens.
What was your first reaction?: I was super happy and very surprised!
Who was with you when you found out?: My mom.
Who was the first person you told?: My mom was there, and my dad, and I told Ryan AS SOON as he got home!
How did your parents react?: Super excited, of course!
How far along are you?: 19 weeks.
What was your first symptom?: Loss of appetite, increased nausea.
What is your due date?: May 03, 2012.
Do you know the sex of the baby?: Nope. We aren't going to find out.
Have you picked out names?: Eric Michael-James for a boy. Annabelle Kay for a girl.
How much weight have you gained?: 3 pounds.
Do you have stretch marks?: I've had them for a while since I started out a bit overweight, but they haven't increased any.
Have you felt the baby move?: Yes! Best feeling ever!
Have you heard the heartbeat?: Once at 14 weeks, and again at 18 weeks.
About the birth
Will you keep the baby?: Yes.
Home or hospital birth?: Hospital.
Natural or medicated birth?: I'm going to try for natural.
Who will be in the delivery room with you?: Ryan.
Will you breastfeed?: That's what we're planning.
Do you think you'll need a c-section?: Hopefully not, but if I do, I do. No big deal.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?: Most likely. To me, this baby is considered to be a miracle.
Would you let someone videotape the birth?: It's not allowed at the hospital we'll be going to.
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: Extremely excited, and only a little bit scared. It's going to be painful!
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