In the Delivery Room

12 Jun

So today is the day – assuming, of course. Everything looks smooth so far, but not much to report. It’s always a bit surreal sitting in a hospital room and feeling like you should participate somehow, but it’s the constant hurry up and wait.

We got here at about 7:30 this morning and commenced with the hooking up of tubes, the drawing of blood, the application of about 25 monitoring devices and a partridge in a pear tree. Kind of leaves you in awe of the awesomeness of the moms who used to do this without any pain killers, antibiotics, blood pressure monitors or comfy (ish) beds. And they had 17 kids.

Being a dad x2 will be an amazing trip to be sure. A bit apprehensive, a bit excited, and a bit nervous. We haven’t had a boy before, you see. Girls are a known quantity, boys a bit of a mystery. Plus, I know how boys think, so having a little one of me might be familiar, but terrifying.  grin

I’m sure we’ll have more to report soon. Meanwhile, the drum of the heartbeat and the drip, drip, drip of the IV are keeping us company.


  1. Grandpa

    June 12, 2008 at 5:47 am

    This is so exciting and I am nervous along with you – I will never be able to grasp the awesome plan god designed to bring new people into this world – I just stand amazed evrytime – Love you and will see you and Amy shortly – Grandpa –

  2. debra

    June 12, 2008 at 7:51 am

    We are so exciting and are praying for you both.  Thanks for the update – keep ‘em comin’!  Isn’t wireless internet in the hospital great?!