Parenting is yet another wonderful feeling in human beings life. All the parents were children a few years back. It will certainly be interesting and fun as well to know, how do they feel when they experience the parenthood themselves? Even this very feeling of parenthood changes with arrival of a new baby in their lives. It is not always that how they felt at the birth of their first child will be the same way at the time of the second child.
Feeling the Baby Move
I placed my hand on my wifes tummy every chance I could for
two months waiting for that first time when I could feel the baby
move. Hours upon hours I waited until that magic moment when, I felt
this little movement. We called all of our relatives to tell them
about the blessed experience.
When it first happened, my wife called me at the office. I quickly
ran home and felt the baby move. We included the experience in our
entire letter to our family.
She told me the baby moved. I told her I would check it out during
the next commercial break. I missed out because her mother called on
the telephone so I went on watching Monday night football. By the
end of the third quarter, I finally felt the baby move.
We were in bed and I was trying to sleep. I turned to her and said "Cant
you make your tummy stay still? I'm trying to sleep." When it
became clear that the baby would be jumping around for a while, we
called the pizza man for a delivery.
The Trip to the Hospital
Every time we felt the slightest B&H contraction, we rushed to
the hospital. I would carry my wife to the car and lay her down in
the back seat surrounded by pillows.
We timed the contractions. By the time she had three in thirty
minutes we rushed to the hospital. She sat in the front seat, with
it leaned back and a pillow behind her head and another at her feet.
I came home from the office as soon as she started having regular
contractions. When they were five minutes apart and hard, we went to
the hospital. I gave her a pillow to hold along the way.
When she called me at the office and told me that she was having
contractions hard and five minutes apart, I told her to drive to the
hospital. I would meet her there as soon as I finished the set of
correspondence I was working on. I reminded her not to forget the
The First Step
My wife grabbed the camera. I grabbed the Video Camera. My wife
took four rolls of film. We immediately ran out to the one-hour
developing place and had all four rolls developed with double
prints. We had the best picture blown up to 24" X 36" and
framed. We hung it up in the entry hall. I had a professional studio
turn the four hours of video I taped into a one-hour documentary
complete with voice-over by a local anchorman.
We took one roll of film and five minutes worth of video. The next
day we took the film and had it developed by a twenty-four hour
developing center. I took the best picture and put it into my
We couldn't find the video camera and we only had five shots left
on the roll of film. We took all five shots but I don't remember if
we ever got the roll developed.
I quickly got up and grabbed the camera. I placed it up high so the
child wouldn't grab it.
The First Time the Child Fell and Got a Cut
My wife and I frantically ran over to the child. We swept him up
and rushed him to the emergency room. No stitches were needed but we
spent the night with him in his room just in case the bleeding
We walked over to her, picked her up and quickly bandaged her up.
We spent the next two hours rocking her in the living room to
comfort the pain.
I told my wife that if he was still crying in a couple of minutes,
we should go over and make sure he isn't hurt too badly. When he
didn't stop crying, we bandaged up the cut and laid him in his bed
for a while but we went on about our business.
Put a bandage on the cut and told him it'd get better after he
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