For those of you just tuning in, on Mondays I post three random pieces of information about myself and you play along and post three random facts about yourself, either in my comments or on your on blog and link to it in my comments section. 🙂
1-a. After my third child in three years, my husband and I asked my OB if he had a plan like a Sub-club card. You know, you have so many and you get one free. He laughed and agreed that was a great idea and said, “Yeah, actually, I have five children so the fifth one I deliver is free.” He did not deliver my first child, so our sixth baby was free. Well, we still paid the hospital co-pays and stuff, but my OB didn’t charge us anything.
1-b. I’m the only patient to take him up on that deal.
2. On average, I lost ten pounds during the first trimester of each pregnancy because I threw up so much. I was most sick during my first pregnancy and my fifth pregnancy (a girl and a boy). With my first, I ended up getting these painful Vitamin B shots twice to help me not be sick. It hurt like crazy, but it helped. And by the time I was pregnant with #5, Zofran was available. That stuff is a miracle drug when it comes to getting rid of nausea. (I highly recommend it.)
3. I actually helped deliver baby #4. My doctor knew another doctor who was into letting her patients reach down and help pull the baby out after the arms were out. So he asked if I wanted to try. I reached down and held the baby under the arms and helped pull him up onto my tummy. It was sort of cool, but mostly gross. 🙂 I’m glad my doctor had a good hold on him because he was pretty slimy and slippery.