Thanks. We were just getting ready to try fertility treatments (which I was unsure about, because getting pregnant wasn’t the problem so much as staying pregnant was, we’d had multiple early pregnancy losses), so this came as a surprise. We were pretty steeled to the possibility that we would lose this one as well, so when we went in at 11 weeks and my wife heard the baby’s strong and healthy heartbeat for the first time, she burst into tears.
Probably not, I’m afraid. We’ve been discussing various names and “Leo” kind of made me think of Jerry Seinfeld’s uncle, but for the past several weeks she’s been talking and singing “Leo” to the baby, so I’m afraid the ship may have already sailed on that one.
Not true, you can just keep them in a loose-leaf binder.
Where was I? Ah yes, congratulations! I became a dad last year and it’s wonderful. I think I’ve smiled and laughed more in the past 11 months than in the previous 34 years. (I may have slept rather less though.)
Thanks, I will. I went to grab something to eat and when I got back she told me that her platelet count was too low for an epidural and she was going to have to have a natural childbirth. Then she cracked up and told me she was kidding, and that I should see the look in my face. Har har.
Yea, you do NOT want to see the needle associated with THAT procedure.
(Sorry, needle-phobic person, checking in.)
My husband WAS in the room when they did my epidural. I reminded the involved parties that I must NOT see the needle, but my husband saw it and his eyes went like O-O and I knew it must be impressive. That was pretty unpleasant.
But man, once that sucker was in, bliss! bliss!
Best of luck to Pravnik and Mrs. Pravnik! Keep us updated! And we’ll need pictures to prove that this little Leo does in fact exist. And right sharply!