Monday, April 13, 2009

mommy meme

1. How old were you when your first child was born? 22

2. What month and year was your youngest child born? April, 2008

3. How did you feel when you first found out you were pregnant? Relieved – a reason for my craziness had been found

4. Who did you tell first?
Darin. And then I apologized for being so crazy.

5. How many pounds did you gain during your first pregnancy?
Oh, I don’t do that.

6. What did you crave while you were pregnant?
Which pregnancy? For my fourth I know I craved Ghetto Frozen Pizza and Orange Drink from McDonald’s.

7. Did you find out the gender of your first child? Why or why not?
Nope. We wanted it to be a surprise.

8. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
Only the second one.

9. How much did your first child weigh?
7-11. Get it? Like the PLACE! It’s easy to remember because of the PLACE!

10. Was your first child early, late, or on time? Eight days late. As usual.

11. What is the most difficult challenge or health issue that any of your children have faced? My son (#5) was deaf; my daughter (#6) was born with severe hip dysplasia; my son (#2) passed away.

12. What's your favorite part of being a mom?
Being home with my kids; being the one they come to for safety, for truth, for love. I love watching them grow, watching them learn, watching them become their own people.

13. Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad?
How would I know?

14. What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone who is about to have their first child? Take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt.

15. Did you always think you'd have kids? Yep.

16. What's been the biggest surprise about motherhood?
How differently my body reacted to giving birth at 22 (bounce right back) versus giving birth at 31 (oweeee…I still feel that).

17. Are there things you miss about life before kids? Not really. I was really eager to be a mom. I sometimes think about what I’d be doing if I didn’t have kids…without question, my answer is always that I would be wondering what life would be with kids.

18. How many children do you have? Six; five are living.

19. Do you plan to have any more children?
Nope.

20. Who's the mom that you admire most? Mary.

3 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your son. It's one of my biggest worries that I will outlive my children.

#16 - I so know what you mean.

AzĂșcar said...

You are the best mom. You ARE.

Kemp Kuties said...

Jenny, Just linked over to you from Holly's blog. It's great to read & see things about you and your life with the munchkins. Love your Emma - she has a special place in my book since being her Primary teacher.

I hope to be as patient and loving as you are - does that come with having six children?