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DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 04:53:22

...DW is in early labour. Contractions just under 10mins apart.

So far the pools filled and DD is off with the grandparents. DW is posting questions on mumsnet and talking about "show".

Fed the cats, made some toast and coffee.

Is it impolite to put the 360 on yet?

BabiesEverywhere Fri 08-Aug-08 06:19:15

Very impolite and I think you'll find it is every 5 minutes now wink

eandh Fri 08-Aug-08 06:57:50

LOL this is the sort of post I oculd imagine DH typing!! (although I had 2 elective c sections he spent the time in hospital before I went to theatre reading all the sport sections of the newspapers, going to get a coffee, popping to the loo (result of drinking to much coffee) and basically doing anything but sittings till!!

LargeGlassofRed Fri 08-Aug-08 07:04:19

Ironing? grin

BabiesEverywhere Fri 08-Aug-08 07:09:05

My mother took all the ironing in the house

LargeGlassofRed Fri 08-Aug-08 07:20:01

cleaning?
my exd cleaned the kitchen cupboards out while I was labouring in the pool in the kitchen! lol

The midwifes thought he was fantastic,

Infact come to think of it it was pretty annoying as every so often he would say things like
'do you realise we have 12 tins of tomatoes' hmm
grin

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 08:16:26

Hehe. Well DW has a list of DVD's to watch while she's in the pool. Starting with Bring It On.


Help me.

SirDigbyChickenCaesar Fri 08-Aug-08 08:20:09

have you ever WATCHED Bring It On?
it's awesome! even my DH loves it. open your mind DearHusband.

you can enjoy such quality quotes as "scamming on all your squirrel" and "dykadelic"

Flmsprrw Fri 08-Aug-08 08:21:13

Plus the large norked ladies bouncing wink

I wouldn't care if you were on the 360 though.

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 08:43:55

Oh I've watched Bring It On SirDigby. Over and over and over and over and over... well you get the idea.

DW is muttering about Hairspray now. I may have to distract her with talk of Pride & Pejudice.

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 08:46:16

Thanks for that Flmsprrw.

DW has given me perission to amuse myself on the 360 provided I "keep an ear out for baby arriving". I suspect it may be a ploy.

EffiePerine Fri 08-Aug-08 08:47:50

Have you called that mw yet?

<pokes with stick>

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 08:58:12

Not close enough yet Effie, I suppose I should look the number up though.

EffiePerine Fri 08-Aug-08 08:59:46

I'd ring anyway. They can only tell you to call again later (and it means they can check they have enough petrol and know where the G&A is wink)

lulumama Fri 08-Aug-08 09:04:32

do not touch the 360 !!

lulumama Fri 08-Aug-08 09:05:40

i have been following your story quite closely, have exchanged a number of emails with your DW re the whole homebirth debacle , am keeping fingers and toes crossed that this little one makes a calm and peaceful entrance into this world, at home

TigerFeet Fri 08-Aug-08 09:05:47

Hiya (it's C )

<boing boing>

Off out shortly - do hurry along and have that baby by the time I get back - ta muchly

8/8/8 is very lucky you know

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 09:25:33

Dula is on the way. We're loath to ring the MW until its necessary Effie, we don't want that clock ticking. We're stuck at 7 mins at the moment, I'll give them a call at 5mins.

I'll send you some photos Tiger.

RubberDuck Fri 08-Aug-08 09:35:56

Oi ... I want photos too! Thinking of you BE

EffiePerine Fri 08-Aug-08 09:40:35

Fair nuff. I thought it was 5 mins - has it slowed again?

Hope you have plenty of biscuits in

lulumama Fri 08-Aug-08 09:40:50

get her to sip raspberry leaf tea with some honey in it for energy.. if things are a bit slowe, might be an idea to get out of the pool for a little bit..? best of luck xxxxxxxx

DearHusband Fri 08-Aug-08 09:49:07

Things has slowed a little since DW got in the pool. Still at 7mins.

EffiePerine Fri 08-Aug-08 11:36:13

any news?

<drums fingers>

<makes tea>

mistypeaks Fri 08-Aug-08 11:53:36

Make some sandwiches and cake. Someone will want feeding be it DW, you, Doula or MW.
Good Luck.

QueenyEisGotTheBall Fri 08-Aug-08 12:32:30

any news??smile
xx ei xx

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