This is a Journal entry by Skankyrich [?]
Skankyrich [?] Started conversation Nov 19, 2011
So for those of you who still remember who I am, Lainey has officially now gone full term. This means there could be a baby Skanky any moment now, though the due date is not until 9th December. To answer the most common question: we don't know the gender of the baby and, to give our most usual response, we hope to find out on the day. Ho, ho, ho.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my last journal - I did read the replies but my time 'sitting by the computer' is so limited now I really don't have much time to talk. Every day that passes now is one we 'tick off', we seem to be in a weird kind of stasis counting down the time before we become three. She is utterly exhausted and I can't wait until the baby comes so we can share some of the load.
I miss you all here on h2g2, I wish I could put the time in that I used to even up until eight or nine months ago but life has really changed now! I'll let you know as soon as there is any news
Trout Montague Posted Nov 19, 2011
We miss you.
But your prioritisation seems to be in good order.
Don't forget to breathe.
Skankyrich [?] Posted Nov 19, 2011
I noticed today your reply to my last email was in my spam box. I haven't had chance to apologise yet (alright, but I've had time to post on h2g2). It's good to know my 'tache is probably better than yours, even if your prospects are probably better than mine
Beatrice Posted Nov 19, 2011
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Nov 19, 2011
Milla, h2g2 Operations Posted Nov 19, 2011
There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho Posted Nov 19, 2011
Hope it all goes well Rich.
Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19 Posted Nov 19, 2011
all the best Rich to you and MrsRich and the impending MiniRich.
and... what Gnomon said!
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Nov 19, 2011
All the best from me to you and Mrs Rich as well- hope the delivery goes quickly and smoothly (and soon!) and everyone is home together in no time.
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted Nov 19, 2011
Full term, and now waiting, won't bore you with my statistics re childbirth but to Lainey when it all kicks off...and you for the hand-holding and reassuring tone of your voice, by the way have you heard her swear at you before? If not, brace yourself as she may let rip. Otherwise, enjoy the ride, it's an experience you'll never forget and be the beginning of a lifetime bond. Expect a rollercoaster of emotions (and a few tears shed) but do take your time to get to know the little fella. He's a newbie too, as well as you both, but you'll learn together! Plenty of Aunties here if you're ever worried about anything,
Lots of to you all, and keep us posted!
Icy North Posted Nov 19, 2011
Websailor Posted Nov 19, 2011
Rich, i will be thinking of you both. The last few weeks are usually a bind but it will all be over soon and you can enjoy your little bundle of 24/7 love and fun, that's after the downside when sleep becomes a forgotten dream
I hope the little one comes before the due date as you will have more time to recover before Christmas - you couldn't have a nicer .
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Nov 20, 2011
Whatever happens, Rich, remember it gets easier after about 6-8 weeks, and easier again at about 3 years, then you have a lull until about age 9 (for girls) or 11 (for boys), then you have about 6 to 8 years of hell, then you've miraculously produced a new human being who can converse like an adult and can look after themselves.
Skankyrich [?] Posted Nov 20, 2011
What everyone else said Thanks for all the encouragement and advice!
I am indeed Movembering, Bea - my MoSpace is at http://uk.movember.com/mospace/1037214/ and I will be scheduling the next exciting update on the length of my facial hair sometime tomorrow
We really can't wait, to be honest, folks. We've been together for 12 years now but we spent the first 8 or 9 just arsing about, having fun, travelling. It was quite a big deal for us to decide to settle down a bit, get married and start a family. Hopefully we'll make a good job of it.
TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office Posted Nov 20, 2011
Maria Posted Nov 20, 2011
Websailor Posted Nov 20, 2011
Rich, that is the best way to do it, people are far too impatient to 'commit' these days without really understanding what it involves.
I am sure you will make brilliant parents, and there will be plenty of advice, commiserations and encouragement on here should you need it.
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