Monday, September 03, 2007

Set Dates And Done Deals

Karen saw the hospital consultant this morning and – fingers and toes crossed – we’ve been given a date for the caesarean that Karen has requested to bring young Thomas Arthur into the world.

October 9th has been booked into the diaries of all concerned – about 5 days before the official due so hopefully Karen won’t pop early (her words) and ruin the best laid plans of mice and men.

We have to go for a final scan on September 17th and then it’s just a case of waiting and trying to arrange the logistics so that practical matters run smoothly. It’ll be a first if they do!

Other news: Ben starts his new school tomorrow and in about 45 minutes time Karen and I are off to see our bank manager to reschedule a loan which should free up enough cash to render our current mortgage worries unnecessary...

Like I said: fingers and toes...

11 comments:

Flaming Nora, blogging away merrily... said...

Crikey, it doesn't seem five minutes ago since you announced on the blog that you were having another baby. Will you be doing live blogging from the hospital?!

Steve said...

Hmm... now there's an idea, though somehow I don't think Karen will be too impressed if I haul the laptop into hospital with us along with her over-night bag...!

The Sagittarian said...

I'm certain she won't! I recall my husband and the specialist having a conversation about classic cars while I was um, at the 'business end" of things and I found it thoroughly distracting. I do believe I may have let them know that too. That was the first time round. baby number 2 was and is another kettle of fish altogether. 6 weeks early, all plans out the window...tra la tra la. Good luck all of you.

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Wow doesn't time fly.
No the laptop doesn't sound like a good idea,definitely designed to piss off a woman in a lot of pain.

Steve said...

Oh well... seems I'll have to make do with my palm pilot... ;-)

Lucy said...

Holy cow! Life changes! Major events are occurring in your life now! CraZy! I don't know how you do it! Congrats! My fingers are crossed for you! But everything always works out in the end. That's the magic of the universe at work!

(Hey, email me... I just realized, I don't have your email address!)

Oh, and thanks for ALL the stellar commenting! You're a doll!

Steve said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks for all the good vibes - they're much appreciated! I sent you an email about a week ago - did you not get it? I'm guessing not! I'll try again!

The Sagittarian said...

I'm sure there is a comment to bemade about you sticking to your palm pilot...snigger!

Janete Cabral said...

Hey Steve!

You must be excited! When I worked in Obs & gynae we never had anyone doing live blogging...but then we don't have wireless internet anyway.

You will be too excited sitting next to her and the anaesthetist when the caeasarian starts. What takes longer is the preparation...freeing the theatre, getting the spinal in but once the surgeon starts it takes no time at all...I have assisted many in the past during my gp training and I was moved everytime.

All the best

janete

Steve said...

Hi there Janete, nice to see you back! Thank you for that - it's nice to get an "insider's" take on things!

Steve said...

Indeed Amanda - or playing with my wii...