So, yeah - raising a child keeps you busy. That, combined with the fact that I am generally busy at work now has vastly reduced the amount of time I can dedicate to posting here.
I am posting pictures on my flickr page with hopes to eventually integrate them with an as-yet unfinished new design for Matthew's site.
I'm also playing with an early Christmas present - the Nintendo Wii. If you're one of the 8 people who visits this site on a quarterly basis and you happen to have a Wii, feel free to add me as a friend. My friend code is 0896 2073 4119 1062.
You should also feel free to buy me Wii games and other cool stuff.
Sarah and I read lots of books and articles before Matthew arrived. Well, Sarah read lots - I read until there was a picture of innards, then I had to put it down. As much information as there was in those books, there were still some surprises.
After nearly four months with Matthew, I've compiled a list of some of the things I've learned. Maybe they'll help an expectant father in the future (Sudeep, Beaty - you paying attention?).
This afternoon we went to see the specialist who is monitoring Matthew's kidneys. During the ultrasound the doctor announced, "Your amniotic fluid level is low - we're going to send you up to labor and delivery so they can monitor you overnight." Oh... ok. Well, we didn't pack The Bag for this visit, but I guess I'll have time to go home and get it. No problem.
Blink. 5:00 pm. We're in a labor and delivery room and Sarah is getting checked in.
Blink. Her OB visits and says, "You know, why don't we plan on getting that baby out of there tomorrow. How does that sound?"
Blink. I start making phone calls informing folks that we are in the hospital and Matthew's arrival is imminent.
Blink. Her OB visits again and says, "No reason to wait - let's go ahead and do this now."
Blink. While Sarah is getting a spinal block and being prepped for a c-section, I'm sitting in a room by myself wearing scrubs, holding 2 cameras and trying not to hyperventilate.
Blink. 7:50 pm. There's quite a lot of suctioning, and then this crying sound on the other side of the drape. Welcome to the world, son.