Here's how it all happened, according to my Twitter feed:
So, what shall I do for the rest of the year? Oh yes - become a Dad LOL!
11:29 AM Sep 21st
Hey, why didn't anyone tell me Flevopark was so nice?
3:54 PM Sep 22nd
So... Debs is actually having our baby. Like, right now!
1:31 AM Sep 23rd
That is to say, contractions are proceeding apace
1:42 AM Sep 23rd
2:03 AM Sep 23rd
Nature is a bitch
2:21 AM Sep 23rd
Lots of effort, not much progress :-(
3:56 AM Sep 23rd
Aaaand we're off to the hospital for some good, old-fashioned sedation. Nothing wrong, just a tired wife who needs some rest.
4:21 AM Sep 23rd
Baby update: Debs is on her way home! Things are starting to move a bit, so we're back on for a home birth
12:08 PM Sep 23rd
Which is great - she really wasn't happy in the hospital.
12:09 PM Sep 23rd
I have managed to snatch about 6 hours sleep in the past 30 hours...
12:10 PM Sep 23rd
Not so bad you might think.
12:11 PM Sep 23rd
September 23/2010 12:11:15 PM
My shoulders feel like they're made of scaffolding
September 23/2010 12:12:11 PM
Just up after 4 hours sleep. Debs sounds tired and miserable, but I will push this baby out for her! Er... if that's possible
September 23/2010 12:22:04 PM
This is all quite exciting! Though I'm sure Debs would not describe it in quite such upbeat terms...
September 23/2010 12:40:04 PM
Hooray! She's home again, looking a bit done in, but much more relaxed
September 23/2010 13:11:04 PM
Deb: snoozing, woozing, contracting. Me: A perpetual motion machine fueled only by Yorkshire Tea. And tweets.
September 23/2010 13:41:12 PM
Can't believe how my selfish wife has made me miss 3 frames of Ronnie vs Jimmy. THOUGHTLESSNESS!
September 23/2010 14:28:01 PM
Ice cubes and puking
September 23/2010 18:09:18 PM
Also, we have passed the 36 hour mark! GREAT!
September 23/2010 18:09:38 PM
Pop go the waters!
September 23/2010 19:15:12 PM
Aaaaand we're off to the hospital again. This time, three of us will be coming back.
September 23/2010 19:42:17 PM
So, just discovered a KPN hotspots. I can now continue to tweet the heck out of this birth.
September 24/2010 01:44:18 AM
Which we are now 42 hours into. FORTY TWO HOURS!
September 24/2010 01:44:59 AM
September 24/2010 01:45:59 AM
She managed a couple of hours of sleep earlier, amazingly. I think the pethedine helped...
September 24/2010 01:46:48 AM
I'm not sure, but I think we might be rounding the final bend into the home straight
September 24/2010 01:48:11 AM
Thank you to everyone who has txtd or tweeter their love and support - much appreciated by us all :-)
September 24/2010 01:48:57 AM
September 24/2010 01:50:58 AM
We've nearly got to the bit where the Doctor says "Push, Mrs Blench, PUSH!"
September 24/2010 02:12:00 AM
There's a little bed being warmed up with those kruiks they love so much over here
September 24/2010 02:25:15 AM
And a little changing mat with a range of clothing laid out, ready for our new friend
September 24/2010 02:26:10 AM
He or she is apparently "quite hairy" by the way
September 24/2010 02:26:43 AM
Fuck, this bit looks hard
September 24/2010 02:45:51 AM
September 24/2010 02:47:35 AM
It's the "PUSH!" bit!!!!
September 24/2010 03:01:23 AM
September 24/2010 04:18:28 AM
September 24/2010 06:58:26 AM