When the OB said that I would need an epidural, DH asked how much the epidural would cost
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13-09-2013 19:58 #41
13-09-2013 20:01 #42
Well, while I was in the latter (unsuccessful) stages of trying to get an epi in the middle of back-to-back contractions at 9cm when my DH saw the size of the epi needle and 'felt woozy'. So literally all of the middies and the anaesthetist ran to his aid to get him safely to the chair while I screamed blue murder on the bed alone. To be fair, he is horribly embarrassed now, but I was not impressed at the time...
13-09-2013 20:11 #43
Mine isn't as bad as most of these.
With in seconds of our first childs birth. "Well that was easy it was just like blowing the trumpet" 20 years and 6 kids later he still hasn't lived it down.
13-09-2013 20:25 #44
With my first I was in the bath at home. In told dpb abs mum to call me as were getting in the car so I could stay in the bath longer. Dp opped his head around the corner and iv was expecting him to say all ready to go. Instead he said "I'm just having some dinner, don't be long" :what:
With number two he was helping me relax and breathe the baby out. I had been suckling on the gas for an hour before that. Dp says to me "aw hun your breathe really smells". Lucky for him I was relaxed and just said "oh sorry it's from the gas" instead of thumping him.
13-09-2013 20:28 #45Junior Member
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After the birth of DD2 My DH said 'geez I'm buggered after that!' & feel asleep in the labour ward for 2 hours!! Granted he had driven for 5 hours to make the birth that day but I hadn't slept for two days & had just given birth!! Could have slapped him!
13-09-2013 20:32 #46
13-09-2013 20:35 #47
My DH's stood looking out the window at times, because he WAS NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ME or I would have punched him, and he gave me a running commentary of the p!ssed people walking home from the pub and stopping in at the Maccas that was across the road. I do recall words similar to "remember when that was us walking home from the pub. Those days are long gone hey".
Then, minutes before DD was born, DH and the midwife were joking that if its a girl we could name her "Dawn" because dawn had just broken. At the time I didn't say a word, but after bub was born I just looked the pair of them and said "Dawn???" and started laughing.
13-09-2013 20:38 #48
13-09-2013 20:44 #49
I was 6-7cm within 3 hours of labour beginning, and the nurse could see my waters bulging so she got me up into the shower and left me to labor with mum and exDH. I said I needed to push and exDH said "No you don't". Umm yes I do get the nurse. Nurse comes in to get me onto bed to check progress and I never made it. I pushed her out in 3 pushes at the end of the bed.
13-09-2013 20:51 #50Senior Member
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With DS2 it was:
"What's happening, tell me what's happening, talk to me...Do you think we need to go to the hospital?"
Um, I was about to push a baby out and couldn't speak during the contractions. (I woke up with them almost continuous) Now is not the time to have a conversation! What do you think is happening?!!!
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