Posts in category "pregnancy"

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?
The wife is pregnant with kid number 2.  I never want to bury the lead. This is not really breaking news to most around us as we made the annoucement at Vlad’ first birthday party in May.  In this time of instant news and information spreading like a VD in Bangkok this is tantamount to... Read more »

Pleased were they; and the Gods smiled upon one man

Pleased were they; and the Gods smiled upon one man
Sitting high atop the mountain with gilded crowns atop golden locks of silk the Gods watched, and intently.  The Gods had created all before them; the mighty azure seas, the snowy mountain peaks, legions of beasts roaming free, and also man.  Man kept their interest time immemorial; it was man that was most interesting. They watched man run... Read more »

Doula madness; take 2

Doula madness; take 2
Doula, doula, doula; how to I loathe thee?  Mercifully last night was the second to last birthing class with the doula.  As mentioned before we are being extorted into attending these classes by the midwife and will not be retaining the services of this woman past next Tuesday.  If I play my cards right that... Read more »
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Why I'm not loving the doula

Why I'm not loving the doula
What is a doula?  A doula is a non-medical professional, usually a woman, that acts as a labor coach to pregnant women.  Their role is to help the mother relax, feel good and be healthy before, during and after labor.  They are there to comfort the mother and offer support as well as make her... Read more »

Sleeping with a hot ass woman

Sleeping with a hot ass woman
For those of you hoping that this is going to be some kind of 50 Shades of Grey smut-fest, sorry.  The title should probably have read “hot assed woman”, but I had to get your interest somehow. Sleeping in the winter time is the best time for me.  Winter sleeping offers everything that is great... Read more »

The results are in: Is it a boy or a girl?

Last night the wife and I went to the doctor for the sonogram.  THE sonogram.  The big one that has identified the gender of our baby.  Initially I wasn’t going to go with but she persuaded me with ambush tactics that caught me off guard and then I found myself agreeing to go.  I’m not... Read more »
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Having a natural birth at home with the help of a Midwife

Having a natural birth at home with the help of a Midwife
From the first time that man could put a roof over his head natural home births have been the norm, as there was no other option.  Starting around the early 20th century expectant mothers abandoned natural births for the more sterile environment of the hospital.  With expanding medical knowledge, migration to urban centers and greater prosperity... Read more »

4 Weird Things About Pregnancy

Why only 4 things?  Because everyone does top 5 lists and I SET the trends!!  Obviously this is from a man’s perspective and I am convinced that most things pregnant women do are weird.  There are infinitely more than 4 things and I reserve the right to add to the list at any time.  This is only... Read more »

Dads in the Delivery Room; Not this guy

What to do, what to do, what to do.  As it has been for several years my mind is made up;  I will not be in the delivery room when my first child is born.  My stance on this has not wavered, my wife has known of it even before we talked about having children... Read more »
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Battling with Garrets & Count Chocula for the soul of my pregnant wife.

I don’t want to start a whole thing here on diet and nutrition, but my wife is eating a bunch of crap and we are on the verge of our first baby related fight.  In reality I shouldn’t be saying anything to her, I’m far from being some crunchy granola vegan that won’t eat anything... Read more »