Labor Time Machine

As my wife lies in bed, time has flown by. When I heard other folks in labor for 10 to 12 hours, I thought that was a lifetime. In actuality, it is all a blur and you never really understand until you experience it yourself. From getting my wife checked in, to the IV’s being put into her arm, to the epidural in her back, to the countless rounds of contractions, she has been through hell and back and still hasn’t faced the biggest challenge yet, pushing the baby out. There were times I felt completely helpless and needed to get a grip because I couldn’t do much to ease her discomfort. All the while, I’m wondering about the new life that is about to breathe its first breath. Will I be a good father?

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21 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    You can’t just leave it at that! When is the birth? All the best.

  2. You’ll be a great father Buck, instinct will kick in before you know it.
    Hope everything goes well with your wife.

    All the best!

  3. Shilpan says:

    Buck, I’ve been through these moments of excitement; believe me, you will be an amazing father. You will cherish so many memories with the newborn. Never let anything steal those moments from you ever!

  4. ShortRoadTo says:

    The simple fact that you are wondering if you are a good father indicates that you will be a great father because you will always be striving towards greatness.

  5. Jackie says:

    I’m sure you will be!

  6. Hunter says:

    You’re going to be a great Dad.

  7. Let me know if I can answer any questions. Enjoy your brand new baby!

  8. Michael Davis says:

    That’s a great piece of stuff mate. You’re trying your best to comfort your her. I think that’s enough. It’ll make her feel better. Best of luck to your upcoming baby. I wish you’ll be a great father. Be ready to receive the baby “with arms wide open”.

  9. Congratulations. There end up being a lot of blurry moments, but many clear ones as well.

  10. I’m sure, you are already good father. How is your son now?

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