Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Happy Birthday, Aaron!

Wife actually checked in Canterbury Hospital the day before when her water broke. Apart from that, nothing much happened. Took a sickie from work, and spent the whole day just waiting for the contractions, which didn't come.

At 6:30am, got an SMS from the wife that the contractions are starting to build up. MIL raced to the hospital, while I packed off Aidan to daycare and took out the laundry. By the time I got to the hospital, the wife is already in the middle of childbirth. So what happened was, the wife decided to take a bath before the big event. By the time she finished, it's definitely on. The doctors' told her that it's already too late for the epidural. In addition, the anaesthetist was nowhere to be found.

After some intense grunting and pushing, Aaron popped out at 7:40am, weighing 1960 grams, and 43 cm long. A lot lighter than what we're expecting from the last ultrasound estimate, but everything's good all in all.