Infrastructure, Morning Sickness and a Funny Doctor

It’s  week 6 1/2 and things are still going great!!

The reality that after 8 years of trying and a couple years of practice…

my wife is pregnant naturally.  Yippee! but it’s still feels very surreal.

Morning sickness has set in and well the wife is feeling pretty flat and without much energy.

This week it has struck me that at some point we are going to need some infrastructure and do some forward planning!

What do i mean?

Well things  like:

Car Capsule, Baby clothes, nappies, A Cot, A Pram, Bottles, A highchair, more nappies… and a thing called a breast pump

What the heck is a breast pump?

I have learnt that BABIES are postively superconsumers!

This baby isn’t even near being delivered yet and it’s already demanding half a house worth of stuff.

I know nothing about this stuff and I value your opinions on this.

We saw my partners GP this week a funny old Chinese man he very much resembles buddah. My wife has seen him her entire life and so it was a happy moment for all.  My wife says “Hello Dr….um… well we’ve come to you because I’m pretty sure that I am pregnant.” Now I know what a pregnant pause is.

The Dr sits back in his chair smiles and says “Well don’t look at me…. I had nothing to do with it.”  His comedy routine (which is very good) continues The Doctor being quite old went onto say “If I die during the consult it’s free! But if you get even part way out the door and I die,  you have to pay the bill”   🙂

He also sorted out an obstretrician now remember we are at week 6 and 3 of their refferal obstretricians were already booked out?

It begs the question how is it possible to know any sooner?

and do you book when you think you might feel your going to be pregnant?

In any case he worked out the time when the baby is due early Feb 2011.

Anyway so thats where we are on the journey and don’t hold us to that date.

I don’t quite understand all about the pregnancy thing yet… but I do know different buns in different ovens bake more or less quickly.

The bun is in and is cooking!!

Keep you posted

P.S Thanks to all the people who sent congrats we were both a bit taken back at that.

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BP Trading Ban and Accountability

Accountability, it’s a strong word to use, but it’s precisely what needs to occur and be displayed by BP and the US Government.

BP should have a temporary US Trading Ban put in place until this situation is completely resolved. This would allow BP to focus it’s efforts and resources entirely on this situation. It would also bring the severity of this to their boardroom table.

A US Trading Ban brought in by the US Government would penalise the company and ensure public faith in this company maybe able to be restored. This Ban only to be lifted if and when the company can show real accountability and have acted responsibly for the massive destruction this has  caused and continues to cause.

Until such time, the Executive Management from BP Worldwide should be flown in to help lead and participate in on the ground clean up.  This would at least show leadership and a willingness to assist when the worst occurs.  The very best they can do is the very least they can do and this would be at best a token gesture.

BP should no longer be subject to it’s own competancies,  a huge fine be imposed from which an independant competence unit be setup to ensure safe practice.  It’s free trading should be scruitineered for 15 years to ensure competence and safe practice.

BP should no matter what the outcome,  have to rebrand it’s company worldwide. They cannot and should not be allowed to represent themselves as any part of nature.

It’s easy to lead when nothing goes wrong but in times like this what we need is a sense of real Accountability.

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The booby fairy cometh.

I am simply astounded by boobs.

Not just for their asthetically pleasing shapes,  sizes and differing composition but also for what they do and the way they do it.

“Men are hung up on breasts. They’re looking at the titty dinner. It’s pathetic.”
Betty Dodson

Yes indeedy.

They are like two blissful balloons which every month fill and deflate.

This is as a result of I believe the booby fairy coming and going.

The booby fairy’s legacy is to make my life more fun

and my wifes kind of uncomfortable

then when the booby fairy must leave she naturally returns things to normal.
But WAIT!!!

Something different happened this month?

The booby fairy came and stayed?

Now at this point some men may rejoice and count their lucky stars and not question this any further. I’d have to say my first reaction was suspiscion.

The month seemed to have definately gone past and still the boobs persisted.

I was most intruiged.

The longer this went on my thoughts were gee I hope this is it.

And it was.


We are at week 6 now and the baby / fetus / whatever…. is the size of a pea or a blueberry I know that because I watched the DVD of pregnancy for dummies.

Pregnancy for complete IDIOTS was out.

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Who to tell?

My wife was going to a naturopathic retreat.
She had this booked for about 6 months.
She had worked hard and was going to relax for a week.
I was totally cool with that man she’s earnt it.

The day before she was due to go we suspected she may have been pregnant.

For us this was like choosing to believe in the dark arts or some sort of sourcery. We’d both given up on a natural conception.

So we put it to the test and sure enough the urine pregnancy test came back positive.

Of course we had to double check.

And of course we had to triple check.
This could not have come at a better time as she was due to go to this retreat on the Saturday. What a way to start a life with a retreat.

We knew our naturopath really well,  even so we were mildly concerned about what my wife would be expected to eat and drink and do.

Having been on retreats before  i knew it involved a day of detoxing (more if you choose) drinking cleansing juices and stuff like that.
Not want to take any chances we opted for letting our naturopath know.

Person number 2.
My wife has a personal trainer and has done for a fair while now.
Instead of going out running, jumping and having medicine balls thrown at her.  We discussed toning it back a bit.
Excercise is important…. but to us this preganancy is worth a lot  so we instituted some protective measures.

We told our parents a few days ago and we’ve reached an agreement that those who need to know get told and that’s about it. We will go public in another 6 weeks or so. If you haven’t guessed I am writing under a nom de plume.


So it’s a need to know basis thing.

Technically this makes you reading this number 6.

Wish us well and mums the word hopefully…..

Oh and keep it quiet!

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The most wanted pregnancy in the world

Well it’s been 3 weeks since I found out my partner of 10 years is pregnant!
Weve been seriously trying for around 8 of those ten years.
We’ve done IUI and were going to do IVF the end of this year.

Fertility has been an issue in my family with my brother and his partner
they have done IVF a lot of times and had one success.

In an effort to make this happen naturally we decided to do what we could naturally. My partner and I eat a healthy diet mostly organic food
we rarely drink alcohol.
Neither of us smoke.

The only change we made was coming off some antidepressants.
I came off  prozac after 10 years of being on it and other similar medications.
I must say I didn’t just decide to come off them.

This for me was as a result of forward progress through understanding myself. These simply no longer served a purpose for me.

After 6 weeks being off prozac my wife was pregnant.

And so…

I cordially invite you to follow me (a very simple man)

with his take on our very much wanted and long time awaited pregnancy.

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