It’s a Boy! Baby Living Rich Cheaply (hereinafter Baby LRC) arrived last Sunday. I was not going to dedicate a post to this event. Not because it was not a special event, but this is after all a personal finance blog. But, I think I have to mention how Baby LRC came into our lives as it was not in a way which we would ever expect. Actually, it was something that I think every expectant father fears. I was very paranoid that I’d be stuck in rush hour traffic trying to get my pregnant wife to the hospital.
Well I wasn’t stuck in rush hour traffic as it occurred over the July 4th long weekend. We went to the hospital on Saturday night and was told that the baby was not ready to come yet. They told us to rest at home and come back when the time was right (contractions closer together, stronger contractions, amongst other things). We returned late Sunday afternoon/early evening as the contractions were stronger. Once again, the doctor told us that the baby was not ready to come and that we could go home. I told the doctor about my fear and she said that labor will take hours, especially with baby #1. We went home and the baby came in about 2 hours. The later stages of labor happened so quick that there was no chance to make a third trip to the hospital. I guess Baby LRC likes to make a dramatic entrance. That or he’d rather be at home with mommy and daddy than at a hospital. Much appreciation to FDNY and EMS for arriving quickly and transporting Baby LRC and Mrs. LRC to the hospital.
Here are somethings I learned from the experience:
-Be prepared for the unexpected
-Always ask questions even when dealing with professionals
-Trust your instincts
It has been one crazy week, but I am one proud papa to an adorable baby boy. And I am very lucky to have such an amazing wife!