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Having a baby (09/20/02)
09/20/02 | #1CTYankee

Posted on 09/20/2002 6:05:53 AM PDT by #1CTYankee

Arrived at the Hospital 6:20 this morning.The due date was 9/18 but the date came and went.
The doctor started the IV drip to induce labor at 8:30. Will keep you up to date on the events.


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1 posted on 09/20/2002 6:05:53 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Whadda ya bring a laptop with you?
2 posted on 09/20/2002 6:07:40 AM PDT by freedomson
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To: #1CTYankee
Congrats CTYankee to you, your wife and son !
Hope things go smoothly for Mom.
Always good to add another Patriot to our fine Northwest Hills !
3 posted on 09/20/2002 6:10:46 AM PDT by Marobe
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To: #1CTYankee
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type
4 posted on 09/20/2002 6:11:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: #1CTYankee
I hope and pray that all goes well!
5 posted on 09/20/2002 6:11:57 AM PDT by 4CJ
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To: #1CTYankee
What a great way to start the new day! Look forward to greeting FR's newest freeper.
6 posted on 09/20/2002 6:12:02 AM PDT by What Is Ain't
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To: freedomson
Yup,sitting here in a chair next to my wife as we speak.
7 posted on 09/20/2002 6:12:57 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
ESC!, ESC!, ESC!!!!

I guess "undo" is out of the question, huh?

8 posted on 09/20/2002 6:13:10 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: #1CTYankee
What? No Web-Cam?
9 posted on 09/20/2002 6:14:01 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Marobe
Thanks, I hope all goes well to.

Another Freeper on the way!

10 posted on 09/20/2002 6:14:17 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: Hatteras
A little late for that don't ya think?
11 posted on 09/20/2002 6:15:45 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
God Bless and Good luck to you and your wife. Let us know when the new Freeprette is welcomed into the world!!
12 posted on 09/20/2002 6:16:13 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: freedomson
Whadda ya bring a laptop with you?

Well, I won't say that I disagree with that decision... :)

Good luck to the father and mother!
13 posted on 09/20/2002 6:16:13 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: #1CTYankee
This morning's rhetorical question: Are Freepers a remarkable group or not?

Let us know when the newest Freeper arrives!

14 posted on 09/20/2002 6:16:56 AM PDT by jigsaw
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To: #1CTYankee
You're one dedicated FReeper.

Congrats and good fortune to all.

15 posted on 09/20/2002 6:17:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hatteras
"What? No Web-Cam?"

Think she'd be upset if I watched from home?

16 posted on 09/20/2002 6:18:00 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Best of Luck to the Mrs. and your new child.
17 posted on 09/20/2002 6:19:15 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: #1CTYankee
This is gonna be a Freeper First!
18 posted on 09/20/2002 6:19:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: #1CTYankee
I meant for us!

uh, on second thought.... maybe that wouldn't be such a hot idea...

19 posted on 09/20/2002 6:20:18 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: #1CTYankee
I pray that everything goes well, Man you are dedicated. Laptop and all. Wife doesn't mind too much does she?
20 posted on 09/20/2002 6:21:20 AM PDT by billbears
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To: areafiftyone
Thanks, I'll try to keep you all up to date if possible.
She could get sick of my typing
21 posted on 09/20/2002 6:21:34 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type
Pant-blow-type

Isn't that what's going on at Wall St these days?

22 posted on 09/20/2002 6:24:07 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Good luck, #1CTYankee! It's a ride....
I just had li'l Principled 17 months ago. I still haven't slept... but li'l Principled is the greatest. I know li'l #1CTYankee will be your sunshine.
23 posted on 09/20/2002 6:25:21 AM PDT by Principled
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To: #1CTYankee
Think she'd be upset if I watched from home?

I always thought that the old-fashioned way was the best way - the way they did it 40 or 50 years ago. You know, where the mother's job was to go in and have the baby, and the father's job was to sit in the waiting room and smoke cigarettes while leafing through old issues of National Geographic. ;)

Anyway, this your first?

24 posted on 09/20/2002 6:25:35 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Principled
Good luck, #1CTYankee! It's a ride....

I'm having flashbacks to when my son was born back in 97

25 posted on 09/20/2002 6:28:30 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Do everything you can to read her mind and stay off her nerves. If I recall- ice chips, back rubs, soap opera digest. Any thing else and you're probably in trouble.
26 posted on 09/20/2002 6:29:22 AM PDT by R2
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations!!

My husband enjoyed going to the hospital with me when I had my two jedis, because the hospital had cable and we didn't. He usually got to watch a hockey game.
27 posted on 09/20/2002 6:31:10 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: #1CTYankee
She could get sick of my typing

She could grab that laptop and whop you over the head with it, too.

Watch for signals that she is no longer a happy camper.

28 posted on 09/20/2002 6:31:27 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: #1CTYankee
My husband watched a Three Stooges marathon in the labor room.
I would have preferred typing.
29 posted on 09/20/2002 6:33:38 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: general_re
I always thought that the old-fashioned way was the best way - the way they did it 40 or 50 years ago. You know, where the mother's job was to go in and have the baby, and the father's job was to sit in the waiting room and smoke cigarettes while leafing through old issues of National Geographic. ;)

I'll admit,not having to walk this far for a smoke is a pain.
But she's putting up with a little more then me. ;-)

30 posted on 09/20/2002 6:34:36 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
FReeping at the hospital, eh? Best of Luck! Say hi to the hospital staff from FR!

PS: Bring cookies and snacks for the nurses ; )

31 posted on 09/20/2002 6:37:09 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: redlipstick
My husband watched a Three Stooges marathon in the labor room. I would have preferred typing.

Three stooges, I love those guys!

We brought some movies, they have a VCR in the room.
I thought of bringing the movie Rosemary's baby but didn't think she'd find the humor in it.

32 posted on 09/20/2002 6:39:54 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Prayers for all.
33 posted on 09/20/2002 6:41:48 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: #1CTYankee
Trust me - in a little while she won't be finding humor in anything.
34 posted on 09/20/2002 6:41:50 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: stainlessbanner
PS: Bring cookies and snacks for the nurses ; )

I'm didn't drive the black sedan.
(Although I am a loveable man)

35 posted on 09/20/2002 6:44:38 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: redlipstick
Trust me - in a little while she won't be finding humor in anything.

As I recall, she did a pretty good impersonation of Linda Blair last time.

36 posted on 09/20/2002 6:47:24 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
But she's putting up with a little more then me. ;-)

Don't sell yourself short, now - the "emotional support" thing is the hard part, really. Don't be fooled by all that grunting and sweating - it's all an act, and the next time you get up to go to the bathroom or something, your wife and all the nurses will be laughing and joking about the fact that you bought it. So, when it looks like she's in the most terrible discomfort and pain near the end, you just go ahead and lean over and whisper "I'm on to you - I know you're faking it"....

That should get you a few years of sleeping on the couch ;)

37 posted on 09/20/2002 6:48:33 AM PDT by general_re
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To: #1CTYankee
Do you already know whether it's a boy or a girl?
38 posted on 09/20/2002 6:50:06 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: #1CTYankee
What ever you do, don't tell her you are going to the cafeteria....and don't tell her *I wish I could do this for you*....

We are having a Birthday Party on FP.

39 posted on 09/20/2002 6:51:18 AM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: #1CTYankee
Too cool. My wife would have beat me to death with that laptop, but this is fun!
40 posted on 09/20/2002 6:59:10 AM PDT by patton
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To: Coop
quo video!
41 posted on 09/20/2002 6:59:43 AM PDT by patton
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To: #1CTYankee
An email joke I got last week -


A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered.
Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that
would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the FATHER.
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much
in favor of it.

The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that
even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced
before. But as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the

doctor to go ahead and bump it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the
machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine.
The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how
well he was doing. At this point they decided to try for 50%. The
husband
continued to feel quite well.

Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably,

the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL of the pain to him.
The
wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her
husband
were ecstatic.

When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.
42 posted on 09/20/2002 6:59:54 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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Do you already know whether it's a boy or a girl?

Nope, what kind of fun would that be?
I don't want to know what I'm getting for Christmas either!

43 posted on 09/20/2002 7:03:55 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: redlipstick
That made me laugh like a giggling loon.
44 posted on 09/20/2002 7:05:43 AM PDT by SarahW
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To: patton
Too cool. My wife would have beat me to death with that laptop, but this is fun!

Geesh, I hope it doesn't come to that.

45 posted on 09/20/2002 7:06:16 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: redlipstick
An email joke I got last week -

Too funny, I read it to my wife and the nurse. They laughed a bunch!
The nurse wants to know where I'm getting the jokes from.

46 posted on 09/20/2002 7:11:22 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: general_re
. Don't be fooled by all that grunting and sweating - it's all an act

You are a card general.
Funny, my wife didn't see the humor in it.

47 posted on 09/20/2002 7:13:48 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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Funny, my wife didn't see the humor in it.

Neither did mine, for some reason. Go figure ;)

48 posted on 09/20/2002 7:15:54 AM PDT by general_re
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To: #1CTYankee
God be with you all.
49 posted on 09/20/2002 7:16:11 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: #1CTYankee
A story you might like:
The arrival of my 5th kid..(I'm the dad)....
1. Water broke. Took wife to hospital.
2. They took her in on strecher, I went to waiting room.
3. Sat down, picked up a book to read.
5. Immediately nurse arrived with baby, said you're new daugter.
6. Says me, No I just got here not 2 mins ago, wife just got in the labor room. Can't be me.
7. Nurse says, are you Mr. Hosepipe, I says, Yeah!, must be some mistake.
(sidenote)It was mine, baby still has blood on it. (/sidenote)
8. They would'nt let me see her till the next day. Gave her a sedative or something I don't remember (many years ago). SOooooo, I left, confused, remembering all those storys I'd heard about long hard labor.....
50 posted on 09/20/2002 7:16:43 AM PDT by hosepipe
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