25.8.06

Baby Scan….

So we went for another baby scan yesterday, and it was the first time my wife and I had been to the new hospital. We're still trying to figure out the best route to the hospital, as the one we used yesterday went along a very narrow country road for a bit too long !!

Anyway, the scan went well, the baby has a bit of hair on her head :) all is well, and we had a little chat with the doctor afterwards. The experience was very different from the London hospital, a lot less overcrowded, and I would have to say, a lot more professional (and cleaner!). Anyway, we've been told to be on standby from next week, and if nothing happens after 41 weeks, we should come in to book an induction of labour. Had a chat about pain relief, and I have to say, I now have a new found appreciation for women, and what they have to go through to give birth. We men should consider ourselves lucky !!

While the nurse was taking my wife's blood yesterday, I couldn't even look !! How am I going to cope with watching her give birth? Needles, blood and hospitals in general make me very nervous and queasy. GOD HELP ME.

8 comments:

  1. Scans are so fun! I love being able to get a sneak peak at the little one.
    You'll do great at the hospital with your wife! :)

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  2. They say that having a heart attack is the most painful thing a man can go through, but for women, it's giving birth.
    Just curious, but was it Wexham Park hospital? It's in the middle of nowhere, silly place to build a hospital really!

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  3. ahh yes the greatest weapon in any women's arsenal..the you dont know what real pain is..and its true..us men will never experience it..and thank god for that too!:-) all we have to do is deliver the "package" and the rest is all upto the woman...and watching birthing process must be hell..let alone going through it!RESPECT TO ALL THE MOTHERS N WOMEN OUT THERE!!

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  4. Ahh, so glad the scan went well. Wow, soon it will be you that we are congratulating.
    I hope you keep us updated and not waiting for days and days to hear what happens :o)... oh and I have heard that the only thing similar to giving birth is passing a kidney stone...so if you have ever had that you can kind of sympathize

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  5. oh and don't worry my hubby almost passed out once when I had to get blood taken (they had to tell him to leave the room) but he was fine for both our kids.
    You'll have no problems!!!

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  6. I remember when you were considering videoing the event! I can see it now... video shots of linoleum while new daddy faints.

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  7. Good to hear it's going well! Maybe you could contrive to fall backwards as you faint with the camera still angled towards the action?

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  8. Your having a girl?.. wow.. yay.. Im sure when it comes to the birth you will jsut get on with it and you will been fine.

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