I JUST HEARD THE BABY'S HEARTBEAT !!
My wife went for a midwife's appointment, and they called me so I could listen to the little girl's heart racing. It was such a surreal moment !! While I was finishing up my dessert, in the middle of all the noise the staff canteen can produce, I got to listen to my little girl. Brought a massive smile to my face.
Also, I just bought myself a cheap digital camcorder, to use for when the little one arrives. I was asked in the office if I wanted to record the birth. Now, I'd thought about this before, and my decision was a very strong NO. First of all, I think I'll be too nervous/scared/out of my mind to be able to do anything remamarkably close to a good job. My mind will be all over the place, and I won't be able to concentrate. Secondly, my wife will not be 'at her best' if you know what I mean. She'll be in pain, and may not be looking as 'presentable' as she'd like to.
The baby channel on Sky did a show about this, and found that most men thought exactly as I did, but a lot of women actually liked the idea of filming the birth. So I asked my wife, and she agreed with me.
So, all you other mums, mums to be and everyone else out there, what do you think? Would you mind recording the birth of your little ones?