March 03, 2006

We've got a date now

The Viking Bride was at the doctor today for her usual pre-natal checkup and she received some interesting news. Because of her medical complications, which I have not written about here, her doctor told her that he was going to do a planned induction for the baby's birth. This means that she's having the baby by appointment. Her labor by appointment is scheduled for April 21. Fortunately, I don't seem to have other plans for that day. But you never know what may crop up in the intervening days, of course. Still, I will endeavor to hold the day open.

Seriously, my wife is quite happy to at least have an outside date. Given her other pregnancies, this really is just an outside date and, well, you never know.

We still don’t know what the new baby will be: boy or girl. I’m kind of interested to find out, though. Ultimately, as long as the child is healthy I do not care a whit about what s/he has between the legs. Just be healthy. That’s all I ask and I hope it isn’t too much.

Posted by Random Penseur at March 3, 2006 02:16 PM | TrackBack

Lykk til!

Posted by: dr pants at March 3, 2006 02:43 PM

I was behind on my reading... but to hear that you're expecting another kid - congratulations! ;) Good luck with everything!

Posted by: Hannah at March 3, 2006 02:49 PM

I used to tell people that I wanted a boy or a girl, not a hermaphrodite. That response never really went over very well. Congrats & good luck, RP!

Posted by: grammarqueen at March 3, 2006 03:05 PM

Holy cow! That's just around the CORNER! How did this happen so fast?!?!?!

Posted by: Jennifer at March 3, 2006 05:49 PM

Congrats! April 21st will be a good day!

Posted by: Bridget at March 3, 2006 05:58 PM

A fine date -- two days after my birthday! April 21 has much to recommend it. Best of luck in the stretch run!

Posted by: MCNS at March 4, 2006 01:17 PM

Some people born on April 21st:

Jan van Riebeeck -- Dutch founder of Cape Town, South Africa
Catherine the Great -- Emporess of Russia
Charlotte Bronte -- author of Jane Eyre
John Muir -- Naturalist, explorer of Yosemite
Anthony Quinn -- actor, Zorba The Greek
Queen Elizabeth II -- Queen of the U.K.
Elaine May -- comedienne (Wow, remember her?!)
Charles Grodin -- actor, ummm... Ishtar!
Iggy Pop -- rock n' ro-o-o-o-o-ll!
Tony Danza -- actor, Taxi, She's The Boss
Andie Macdowell -- actress, Groundhog Day
Robert Smith -- musician and singer, The Cure

Congrats, and I hope everthing goes swimmingly, RP!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 4, 2006 02:47 PM

All will be well, my friend.

April 21 is a good date; however, whichever day your child arrives will be a blessed day!

; )

Posted by: Christina at March 5, 2006 10:15 PM

Your daughter/son's birthday will be a joyous one, they will be happy and healthy, I can feel it!

Congratulations, and try not to explode from anticipation :)

Posted by: Oorgo at March 6, 2006 11:40 PM

We haven't found out the sex of any children in advance and I've enjoyed having that bit of information spurring me on at the end.

April is a lovely birth month. My birthday is a few days before the 21st.

Best wishes as the momentous occasion approaches.

Posted by: Jordana at March 7, 2006 12:04 PM

Congratulations! Overlooked this somehow!

Posted by: Mark at March 8, 2006 08:08 AM
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