Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bean Day

As always - The Cast of Characters

Me (The Daddy)

The Bean: Age 8!
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife

OK - I'm back.  Sorry for the delay, holidays and all.

8 years ago on Christmas Day, the DW and I had agreed to host Christmas dinner.  This was no small undertaking for us, considering that both sides of our family along with aunts, uncles, and sundry friends would be in attendance.

And the fact our house could probably qualify for Government Aid as a National Disaster Area.

But somehow, we had the house and the cookin' ready with a couple of hours to spare.

So, we decided to have a talk.

Did I mention that the DW was 7 months pregnant at the time?

Would she go back to work after The Bean was born?  Would I try and get a job that didn't send me all over the world for extended periods?  Could we even afford a baby?

These questions were left, predicatively, unanswered.  Guests arrived.  Pleasantries exchanged.  Meals served.

The DW was feeling sick.  Probably something I cooked.

She went to lie down.

Did I mention that the DW was 7 months pregnant at the time?

She didn't just lie down, of course.  She went into labor.  On Christmas Night.

An emergency C-Section was performed on the next day and the Bean came into the world at a stark 3 lbs.  She had ten fingers and ten toes and was already perfecting the glare that only a little girl with the world's worst birthday could have.


  1. Whoa! Merry Christmas to you guys! That had to be pretty scary! I can see it all turned out OK, though. Discovered your blog through Networked Blogs. Enjoying it so far!

  2. Wow! What a story. Glad all turned out good. :o)