My wife delivered our first baby Monday morning at 3:05am. We just got back from hospital, and she’s getting some rest. (It was just about impossible to sleep at the hospital, exhausted or not.)
My daughter is sleeping, too. I’m just e-mailing family, friends, co-workers, MLAs, ex-roommates, beleagured Nigerian widows, etc with the news - and I thought I’d include the SDMB, since I was thoughtless enough to casually mention my wife’s water broke in a sorta-but-not-really-appropriate thread.
The first diaper change was more dramatic than I expected, really. I was prepared for a little meconium, in the abstract sense. Not the rivers of it that were actually forthcoming, though – It really did put me in the mind of the title sequence from The Beverly Hillbillies. It also confirmed that I’m a Doper, because when she started letting loose again as soon as the soiled diaper was away, I had to explain in detail about the thread here that I’d read with interest (“Stop shing your f*ing pants!”) and how I’d utterly failed to integrate the sage advice of more experienced parents contained therein.
Anyway - forgive the laconic OP. I’m just gonna go watch her breathe a little more. Faaaaascinating.
Congrats Larry, life, as you know it, is over, to be replaced by something far, far more interesting. (Psst! Did you send your wife Thank You flowers? Get her a necklace? Something? Really, the woman just made you a Daddy. Step up.)
Congrats! I must admit I felt a pang of envy when you said that your wife was due in two weeks and then posted that her water broke. Actually, I felt like I wanted to reach through my screen and punch you in the dick. My due date is today and I have no signs of anything impending.
She’s beautiful, and your wife looks fabulous for having just had a baby!