Me on the other hand, I'm scared s**tless. I don't have all the experience that she does. Anyone know knows me around kids, knows I don't do drool and other substances well. But everyone does say it's different when it's your own. I hope so.
The running joke still is we'll need Tre and my self and her doctor, as well as a backup support person (Thanks Grace!) and a spare doctor. The spare doctor can sit on the couch, so when I pass out, he can grab me and toss me on it. :)
Whish us luck, about this time tomorrow (we hope) our baby girl will be in the world.
It seems that there is little to no chance Tre is going into labour this weekend - or so it would appear. We are scheduled at the OB Ward tomorrow at 8:15 to start the induction. If all goes well the baby will be born within 24 hours (or less), meaning either April 16th or 17th. It seems we have tried every last possible myth to assist in speeding up the process, however nothing seemed to work.
We have a family get together today for the 25th anniversary of my Uncle Pat and Aunt Brian so we'll be off to that in a few minutes.
This will probably be the last update until we actually get to the OB Ward to start the long process of labour.
Some people know I didn't go to work yesterday, and instead of repeating it a thousand times, I'll just make a quick blog entry.
Tuesday night around 8 pm my wife had her first contraction, and as we were told, it happened every hour after that for a few hours. Fortunately, we were asleep for most of the following. 7am the next morning we awoke since it was time for me to go to work. At this time we were looking at contractions every 30-45 minutes.
Knowing she had a doctor’s appointment at 2:45pm we were not concerned and I was off to work. In my defence, I have a major project that needed some attention including a meeting to help clear up some last details, and I really felt I needed to be there, besides, I'm only 35 minutes away, and everyone wouldn't have minded me dropping everything and running. I was also half day.
The doc was actually on time, and she was the last to be seen so it went quick and smooth. A few quick tests showed that she was indeed having contractions and dilated to 3cm. This is good! I'm going to be a dad (Yes, scary I know).
About 11:30pm that night she was down to about 2-3 minutes apart. We waited a bit longer then the suggested 5min since we didn't want to burden the poor nurses again with false labour. (We have been there enough that I know how to hook my wife up to all the usual equipment). We called ahead, to inform them of our impending arrival and they confirmed that the sound of my wife’s voice indicated she was indeed having contractions.
We arrived at the OB ward in about 15 minutes or less (we live about 5 from the hospital). Hobbled into the room and waited for the nurse. Quick check of temperature and blood pressures were normal. She gets hooked up to the monitor. Baby’s heart rate is good, but it doesn’t show anything on the contractions scale! We have the sensor moved to a more prime spot to check and then…. Nothing. They stop. Period.
A few more hours at the hospital to keep an eye out, and a threat that they were going to keep her, but she would have none of that. Around 3am and were back at home, snuggled into bed for a long sleep, I have work in the morning.
I didn’t go to work; my wife was so tired and upset about the previous night. There were some minor contractions though out the day but nothing that said our baby was coming. It’s cold and wet here in town, and we really needed my wife to walk around abit to help the contractions along so we have been to all the malls and big box stores and know every item they have. We’re back on the waiting game but soon, my friends; there will be another dad on this earth.
AS many of you know Theresa (My Wife) and I are expecting a baby girl We're now down to the wire as the due date is tomorrow (April 8th). We're expecting the baby any time between now and April 15th.
We've had a few people ask us about registries and such. Since we're in Canada and a lot of the people are all over the world, I'm figuring a Paypal donation would be appreciated. (Not expected, or required). I've added a donate button to the site that anyone can use.