Saturday, July 31, 2010

All star

I made it to the game on Wednesday.

That's the good news but the bad news is we're still waiting for the baby to show her face.

Here I am at the game.

Manchester United beat the MLS All Stars 5-2.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

United! United!

It's the day of the big game and still no sign of the baby yet.

There's still a few hours to go though so stay tuned...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gaga we are, 9 days until the baby is due, my wife is on the way to the magic dilation number and what exactly have we been up to tonight?

I've had a quiet night. I watched a bit of TV and played with my iphone.

My wife on the other hand is living it up at a Lady Gaga concert.

Don't worry though, she's not roughing it with the plebs, she's tucked away in one of the suites nice and comfy.

That is definitely the way to go!


We were at the doctors again this morning.

It was a quick appointment, we were straight in and out.

The doctor did his thing and told us that my wife is 2 centimetres dilated which is good progress from last week.

The magic number is 4 centimetres. That is when they will book my wife into the hospital.

We made another appointment for next Monday, but it could be before then.

Fingers crossed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shrek feet

My wife just phoned me complaining of sore and swollen feet that look like Shrek's feet.

Obviously being the caring, sensitive husband that I am, I reassured her that she did not have Shrek feet.

They're more like Princess Fiona!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Latest Doctor visit

We had a doctor's appointment today.

We were due for another ultrasound and after our last one a couple of weeks ago when the baby was already 6 lbs 6 oz we were expecting (or hoping) for her to have grown so much that the doctor would tell us it was time to get her out.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.

The baby is now 7 lb 1 oz, which is perfectly normal and the doctor told us to make an appointment for next Monday as usual.

The ultrasound was more rushed than normal as the office was quite busy. The baby was not playing along so the technician took the measurements and that was about it. We couldn't really see anything so we didn't even get a picture this time.

At least we know everything is ok though.

Maybe next week..

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Moving out

My wife and I were just talking about how we're tired of waiting for the baby to arrive and ready for her to move out of the womb and join us.

Then I realised that in about 18-20 years we'll be having a similar conversation wondering when she'll decide she's ready to move out and get a place of her own!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Today I had my first haircut in months.

I was starting to resemble Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans so it was well overdue.

The incentive was realising that the baby could arrive any day now, and when she does, photos will be taken that will be looked at for the rest of our lives so I need to look my best.

Job done!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Full term!

My wife is 37 weeks pregnant today which means the baby is full term.

Still no sign of her yet though..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The baby had hiccups tonight.

She's had them before but it's the first time I got to feel them.

It was a funny feeling and I couldn't help but laugh.

Monday, July 12, 2010

No news..

We just got back from our doctors appointment and there's not much to report.

Dr Hold did his checks but the baby is not ready yet.

He did say that the baby is quite big as we knew she was 6 pounds 6 ounces when we had the ultrasound on the 2nd July.

We're scheduled for another ultrasound next week so maybe we'll know more then.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Now then youg lady...

We're now 24 days from the due date, which is August 4th incase you've forgotten.

My wife is about ready to go now so we're just waiting for the baby to agree.

The worrying thing is Manchester United are coming to Houston on July 28th and every one keeps telling me that that is the day the baby will arrive.

They say it so often that I'm now resigned to it actually happening.

It would be a shame if it did happen. I'd hate to miss the birth of my first child.

Just kidding!

I did tell my wife that there would be other kids, but Manchester United might not come back to Houston but I just got one of those looks that told me to stop talking.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Count Down

4 weeks to go!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just like your Father

We had the latest scan yesterday.

We're about 5 weeks until the due date now and we'll have weekly doctors appointments from now on.

Our appointment was early morning so the office was pretty quiet. The ultrasound technician was able to spend more time with us which is a good thing because thew baby was not being co-operative at all.

The technician (nurse?) did all of the measurements and then started prodding and poking trying to wake the baby up so we could see her properly.

We gog to see the baby's heart beating on the screen and the blood flowing around her body.

She eventually woke up and gave us a couple of minutes to watch her blinking and pursing her lips, then she yawned and rolled bazck over and that was that. It was at this point my wife stated that the baby takes after her father.

I'm not sure what she meant by that obviously but what we do know is that neither of us can wait to finally meet her!