K don't make fun of my huge fake-looking belly- this was a week before I had Ansleigh- yes, she still grew after this pic
Thanks for sharing Ranee
1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant?
McKie: In our first apartment. I was never completely regular, but usually within a couple days. It had been five too late, and I was looking at the calendar when I realized... so we ran to walmart and took the test.
Brensyn: At home
Ansleigh: In a Target bathroom- I know it's weird
2- Who was with you?
Brensyn: Calli maybe? I think someone...
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant?
McKie: Took a test cause I was late
Brensyn: I was craving tacos EVERY NIGHT
Ansleigh: My feet got super hot every night during bedtime, and that always happens when I'm pregnant
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant?
McKie: WOO HOO This is great!
Brensyn: Nice. For some reason we had been wanting to get pregnant right away after Kies. Thank goodness it didn't happen closer!
Ansleigh: Hmm... well... I will be happier in a minute when I stop freaking out that the kids will be 21 months then 18 months apart!
5- Your Husbands reaction?
McKie: He was so pumped!
Brensyn: I made a little box with booties and the pregnancy test for him to open, and he opened it, got a big grin(after first being confused) and said- REALLY?
Ansleigh: He was excited to hopefully have a little girl so he could spoil her
6- Who was the first person you told?
Brensyn: Calli or whoever was with me
7-Did you plan to get pregnant?
McKie: Yes, we were only married 2 months and off birth control for 5 days! so it was crazy, but awesome
Brensyn: we had been planning on it for a while
Ansleigh: No, no we weren't, but we love her to death!
8-Was everybody happy for you?
McKie:Yes, I think so
Brensyn: Pretty sure they were
Ansleigh: I think everyone thought we were crazy, as if we'd planned it!
9- Did you go out and celebrate?
McKie: I think we ate ice cream
10- Did you want to find out the sex?
McKie:Yes- I think it's nice to be prepared
Brensyn: see above
Ansleigh: see above
11- What was the sex?
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower?
13- If yes, who?
McKie: mi familia of sisters
Brensyn: same, mostly cam and mom I think though?
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby?
McKie: I don't think so
15- How much weight did you gain?
16- Did you loose all of the weight that you gained?
Yes to all
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks?
Before I answer I just need to say UGH! McKie: I got a few around my belly button, and then a couple on the underneath the week after he was due grr...
Brensyn:I got some more under and just grew the ones I had
Ansleigh: yes, and everything grew again
18- What did you crave the most?
McKie: I always had a pb sandwich and a glass of milk- with all of them though
Ansleigh: Pork chops!
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most?
With all of them I got super irritated when I was only 6 months along and people would say- wow you must be ready anyday now- or ask if I was having twins- yes I got huge- just in the belly mostly, but it was rediculous
McKie: not being able to fit into clothes that I wanted to
Brensyn: Having to wear different clothes than with McKie
Ansleigh: my feet being so hot with all of them, but a lot with Ans cause she was born in the end of August
21- Were you married at the time?
Yes to all
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
Not really with any- other than being super huge and not sleeping well- but I have worse insomnia now than I did before
23- Where were you when you went into labor?
I was induced with them all- never had a natural contraction in my life
24- Did your water break?
Nope to all
26- Did you go early or late?
McKie: 8 days late grr
Brensyn: 1 day early cause Dr. Holland felt bad about going so late with Kies
Ansleigh: 2 days early- or I would have been 7 days late
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth?
McKie: Jaran, Calli, Cam, Steph, and mom... with the nurses, scrub techs and dr.
Brensyn: Jaran, Cam and Mom... others were there, but not in the room
Ansleigh: Just Jaran this time- it was nice
28- Was it video taped? McKie's labor was at some points, but not a full on view- Cal took some video above my head, no gross stuff, and it was fun seeing him when he was finally out! no to the others
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain?
If you know me then you know this is a crazy question to ask. Of course I had drugs.
McKie: Epidural/intrathecal mix after being on the pit for l0 hours
Brensyn: same as above, but only after I went from a 3.5 to a 6 in an hour, and I freaked I'd go too fast to get anything
Ansleigh: Nothing, until I decided to try some stadal(?) which worked the first time, second dose did nothing... then an epidural when they said I'd been at a 9 for two hours and it was going to be at least another hour if not more... then before they were even done giving it to me, I was ready to push. I'm glad I got it, though, cause her shoulder got stuck and I had 2 nurses pushing really hard on my stomach and the doc was... trying really hard to get it unstuck
30-Did you go vaginal or have a c-section?
Vaginally with all 3
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth?
McKie: Finally! That took forever! (17 hours and 90 min. push time)
Brensyn: Wow, so much easier than Kies (7 hours and 30 min. push time
Ansleigh: Flip- man, she's so much bigger than I remember babies looking
32- How big was the baby(s)?
McKie: 8 lbs 2 oz and 22 inches
Brensyn: 6 lbs 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches
Ansleigh: 9 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches- yeah I know she was HUGE
33- Did your Husband cry?
Yes with all! It was special and sweet
34- What did you name the baby(s)?
McKie Jaran Brensyn Carl Ansleigh Mae
35-Did the name have any significance to you?
McKie is a Scotish family name- My special Great-grandma Jean's middle name, and her mother's maiden name- and then Jaran, my hubbie's name
Brensyn isn't, but Carl was the first name of my Grandpa and also my brother that died
Ansleigh kind of after Jaran's Mom(RuthAnn) and Mae is grandma's on 3 or 4 sides
36-Does the baby's name fit?
Yes I think so
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications?
No with the boys- but Ansleigh shoulder getting stuck sucked, and it made her whole face so bruised it was purple and the nurses had to put a note on her so people wouldn't try to recusitate her cause she looked like she wasn't breathing
38- How old is your baby today?
McKie- will be 5 in May Brensyn- will be 3 on Feb. 9th!!! Ansleigh- 17 months on Saturday
The Baker Gang, the fantastic five, whatever you want to call us! Well, not whatever, only if it's nice! We are headed by Jaran, who will turn 31 on the 20th of September, I-Shannon- am 26, McKie is 5, Brensyn is 3 1/2 and Ansleigh just turned two in August. We are currently residing in Byron, and Jaran is busy building houses! We are renting our house in Three Forks, and hope that the renters will buy it at the end of two years!