Tuesday, 3 January 2012

One Born Every Minute-Dads

There are 2 names that go onto my birth plan when I have to sit down and think about writing the ever so short and to-the-point list, and that's Mum and Jason.


I could not imagine going into labour without Jason, my partner of nearly 5 years. I'll be the first to admit that during the second stage of labour it is my Mum who I turn to the most, I think that's because she's 'been there done that' but when I'm at the stage to bring my newborn into the world his words of encouragement are all I hear.

It's true that many fathers feel absolutely useless. I know I would too. For me, Jason just waited to be called upon. If i needed a laugh he was there with a joke. A sip of water, he was there with a cup. If I needed a small boost of encouragement he'd take my head in his hands and kiss me on the forehead, tell me how well I'm doing before I scooted back to my Mum to huff and puff my way through the next contraction.

Then it's all over. He stares in wonder at our newborn, holds back tears of joy while cutting the cord and watching me bring our wonderful new child onto my chest for those precious seconds of love.

Then he's there to check I'm okay in the shower, help me get dressed and hold my hold through the after pains even at 2am. I really don't know what I would have done without Jason at my side when I was in labour. I am truly thankful. In his words:

"I wouldn't miss it for the world."


This post is part of Chanel 4's/Netmums One Born Every Minute linky which is currently running on the Netmums Blog. Both would love for you to get involved so head on over and check it out. One Born Every Minute is back on your screens from Wednesday 4th January, Chanel 4, 9pm.
Hannah
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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely post, thanks for taking part - don't forget to add One Born Every Minute to your tags so it shows over on the Parent Bloggers Network too.

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