Birth and Becoming a Dad

So the two previous posts I made about the impending birth of our son, Sean, on how I would react and what to do, became a non event for me.

But only in the sense that we were presented with the solution of not having that all bells panic of the surprise labour, you see the Mrs has had “morning sickness” 24/7 almost since conception.

This has led to worrying times over what to cook for dinner… NO MEAT! NO ONIONS! what is a man to live on? veges???

Kate’s little episode two weeks back led to a discussion with the OB, and due to health concerns for Kate, not Sean, he was cooking away nicely, induce time was set.

So we knew exactly when to be at the hospital, 8-8:30 on Thursday night.
all packed up and on the way in the car calmly driving to the hospital, not what you expected a few weeks back.

Nothing got kicked off that night anyway, little Sean, being the stubborn little shit like his father, decided he didn’t want to hang out down at the cervix like all good kids waiting to be born should.

So they put us up for the night and waited for the morning, where Kate was reassessed and the process started for real.

I’m not going to fill you in on all the gory details here, but Kate was an absolute champion and did her best to get the little guy out. Happy gas is a funny thing to see her on, and I’ve never been so scared for her then when I saw the look in her eyes as the epidural was applied, a fear of needles is a killer in a time like that.

But being there for her and supporting in whatever way I could, and probably not enough as I think back on it, but with a little help for the vacuum, Sean was ejected into this world at 2205 on 24/02/12.

The mark on his head will be with him for a little while, but apart from that we have a beautiful baby son, that is going to bring so much joy into our lives.

This blog really is going to start kicking off here, I have 3 weeks off work to enjoy time with my new born, then back to work for two weeks to hand over before I start in a new job on 2nd April.

But besides that little hurdle, my life is now going to be dedicated to teaching and nurturing this little person for the rest of his life.

Welcome to the adventure, Sean, strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

2 Responses to “Birth and Becoming a Dad”

  • Kylie Says:

    Congratulations Adam! I hope your first few days of fatherhood have been treating you well so far. He is a real cutie!
    I’m sure you were a fantastic support for Kate. Dave said he felt like he was no help or use at all, but seriously, I could not have done it without his words of encouragement and I’m sure it was the same for Kate.

    Congrats again, looking forward to hearing all about your adventures with your little munchkin. Being a parent really is the best thing in the world!

  • your Mum Says:

    You do write extremley well,it brought tears to my eyes, and yes if he is anything like you it is going to be a very interesting but fullfilling and rewarding adventure. I know WE have been there together and still the adventure continues

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