Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm About to Lose My Mind

1.  My wife is amazing.
2.  My family is remarkably supportive.
3.  My wife's family is remarkably supportive too.

Hey everyone!  I'm going to wager a Buffalo Nickel (a fairly rare U.S. coin) that unless you are one of my facebook friends you thought that I didn't blog on Thursday and Friday because I was telling my wife to keep breathing, and because I was taking care of a newborn.  I might even go so far as to bet that you thought I was losing my mind because said newborn wouldn't fall asleep.  And you know what?  I'd win that bet because on Thursday I was helping my buddy move and on Friday I was at a midwife's appointment where my wife's cervix was checked, we were told she'd have a no stress test in a few days, and the topic of induction never came up.

That's right people, we are six days over the due date, and I'm not to prideful to tell you that I'm step closer to the edge, and I'm about to break (obscure Linkin Park reference anyone?).  I remember reading the What to Expect book about not getting too set on the 'due date' because it never happened on that date and to think about it as more of a ballpark, and I also remember thinking how pathetic someone would have to be to get themselves set on that date, because we all know that babies come early, and babies come late.  Well, I'm pathetic.  Maybe my hear wasn't set on the Summer Solstice exactly, but I thought within the week might be nice.  Oh, who am I kidding, I started losing it on two days late.

And then, because I'm part of my paternal family, I start to worry.  We have a confirmed worry gene... well almost confirmed.  I start thinking about umbilical cords, and amniotic fluid, and big babies coming out of small mommies, and I start Googling what the risks are of inducing, but all I can find are sites trying to calm parents whose doctors want to induce early.  *deep breath*

So, now my mind won't stop having a make believe argument with the midwife about how the risks of not inducing greatly outweigh the risks of keeping the baby in longer, while refuting each of the few risks I've found on the internet, while trying to hide from her that part of my reasons for having said argument aren't because I fear for my wife's and the child's safety, but because I'm really just anxious about getting the baby into the living, breathing part of life.  Though the safety stuff is really a big part of it.  maybe, eighty percent safety, twenty percent inpatient.

Anyway, the non-stress test is tomorrow, I may just have that argument then.  On the bright side, the place where we bought Mass Effect had a really good deal, so we bought Prince of Persia also (the one where you have the claw hand), and both games are off the hook (Vinny, that street slang was for you, and AC, the video games were for you).  Have a nice day.


  1. Sometimes a baby decides when it will come out and not the doctors.

  2. Word!

    Good idea getting the games. Sounds like you need all the distracting you can get.

  3. Paul, remember the "breaaaaaathing"? ;)
    Due dates are just ETAs, unless you knew the exact date of conception, which no one does. Never finished Prince of Persia, the time limits and the jumping. Meh.

    Good distraction though. Hang in there.

  4. Prepare for nothing to ever go according to plan ever again. (It's not that bad.)

  5. Oh sweetie... you are already taking on the stressful daddy role, and think my friend, you are going to be stressed the rest of your life over your kidlet! Everything is going to be great, just breathe my friend :)

  6. Baby will be here soon enough - and then you won't be posting and won't be sleeping and we will all miss you. Congrats ahead of time! You will be an amazing father.

  7. Just think of it as your baby already showing a strong character. Hang in there! I'm sure everything will be just fine :)

  8. baby will get here when it is good and ready. I will confess to thinking about you and wondering if it had all happened.
    Stop worrying and just look after the missus. she is probably completely sick of the whole process and needs lots of cuddles

  9. @Vinny, that was actually my reasoning in buying them.

    I don't think you are playing the same PoP that I am, but that's cool, it's an enterprise of many games with the same title. And I am trying to breathe, but my goodness it's taking a long time.

    @dbs, I honestly laughed out loud. I'm so excited/terrified of all this.

    @Tracy, Stress runs in my family. I'm sure you're right.

    @Shelby, What a sweet thing to say. Thank you. Also, thanks for the encouragement, I'm not so sure about my fathering abilities...

    @Beliza, My wife said the same thing. It's already not obeying and making its own decisions.. ugh.

    @Mynx, as odd as it sounds, she says she feels better now than she did a couple of weeks ago, so she's cool. Out cooler did quit last night though, and then she was less happy, but I fixed that this morning.