My Attempt at Predicting the Future

by beagooddad on October 10, 2007

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On Sunday, I said the baby would be born on Thursday. That’s tomorrow for anybody keeping score. So, if my dreams of getting rich by out guessing the stock market are ever going to come true, it will all start tomorrow when the baby is born.

I made my Get Out Of The House checklist tonight. It has:

  • Call doctor (with the doctor’s number)
  • Get BeAGoodMom’s glasses
  • Get camera
  • Get BeAGoodMom’s purse
  • Get my backpack
  • Call my parents (they are watching the kids until we are back home for a few days)
  • Make arrangements for kids (we have someone in the neighborhood that will come over if it happens at a time where we have to go and somebody needs to be responsible for the kids until my parents can get to the house. I put her phone number on the list)
  • Call work

We already have the clothes for BeAGoodMom, the baby, and me in the car.

I think it is time for a new poll. The results of the last poll are pretty clear. 16 people said no videos in the baby birthing room and 3 said yes. Three people are clearly icky.

Laura pointed out that IF you decide to videotape the delivery, get a cold impartial camera operator. Dad has more important things to do and cannot afford to get distracted by things like lighting and getting the right angle.

Modified Mummy (also a Laura) did point out that the video could be educational for when the kids are older and cold help diffuse tense marital moments.

I guess we could add that it would be a great way to get teenagers to do their chores/homework/pick up the dog poop in the yard. “Go do your chores/homework/pick up the dog poop or we’re going to sit down and watch that video of the day you were born. Instead of the DVD, we’ll watch the version I posted on YouTube.”

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s go with another poll.

Our hospital makes it possible for the dad’s to stay in the room with mom and the baby until they are released from the hospital. What do you think?

Should dad stay with mom and the baby at the hospital or should dad spend the nights at home?

Vote in the poll on the sidebar and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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