Monday, September 27, 2010

Now we are 3

On Friday, I became a father :-)

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

Currently in the VU (a hospital). Debs is shattered, but soldiering on.
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

We had no fucking idea it might last this long.
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

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the world my son, Beau Shotton Blench, weighing in at 3.7KG. Mother and baby are doing great :-)
September 24/2010 06:58:26 AM


shilinski_7 said...

This is a pretty cool idea. Nice job. Congratulations dad!

jkd said...

congrats! he's precious.