Baby’s Napping, Wifey’s in Surgery

by doodaddy on February 27, 2008

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Here, Boobaby explains the difference between duodenum and jejunum

Before today, I couldn’t imagine not being by my wife’s side as she’s being wheeled into surgery. Minor surgery, to be sure, and probably laparoscopic, depending on how good the C-section was. But still, the very idea that I’d be sitting peacefully at home and not pacing in the waiting room — that’s just kind of weird to me.

I guess we’re doing the right thing — Boobaby’s schedule and comforts are going to be turned around quite a bit over the next week or so. And it’s not like I can do anything at the hospital when my wife’s asleep, we’ll go later when it’s useful.

The cliché says that having a baby reorders your priorities. At times like this, though, it’s really overwhelming exactly how reordered those priorities get.


P.S. Many thanks to everyone who’s written to tell me we’re in your thoughts — it’s meant a ton!

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Just Powers February 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Oh Doodaddy! This is what I get for not checking my feed for two days! I hope WM is doing ok – when she comes home just don’t make her laugh! I had my appendix out when I was 17 and the worst part was my friends coming to visit me in the hospital and making me laugh till I was doubled over in pain.

It must be hard to be home with Boobaby right now – but she appreciates it in a way she doesn’t even understand yet. Such a balance this family stuff!

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Dawn February 28, 2008 at 6:03 am

Hee – Just Powers just emailed me – again a non feed checker for a couple of day – glad WM is okay!

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Xbox4NappyRash February 28, 2008 at 9:20 am

‘Sterkte’ to all involved, as they say here.

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doodaddy February 28, 2008 at 10:45 am

Isn’t that a cut of beef?

Anyway, Stertke must have been with us because all went well — I’m off to the hospital to pick her up now!

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estetik March 25, 2008 at 5:08 am

I agree with you that having a baby reorders your priorities. Everything changes and you make your plans thinking firstly your baby. But I think no other feeling is above being a father.

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