Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stories From the Delivery Room

You can swap stories, you can swap wives, you can swap babies at birth, you can even go to a swap meet…but can you swap blogs?

Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to attempt here: This week, wife.mom.nurse and Switch 2 Plan B (AKA “Fire Hubby”) are trading blogs.

“Fire Hubby” (that’s me) will be writing this week’s posting here on wife.mom.nurse, while my wonderful wife Julie will be posting over on my site—and no doubt telling some really embarrassing story about me there.

Click HERE to see what she's got to say...


I understand that baby stories are popular here at wife.mom.nurse, so I’m going to tell you the ONE baby story she won’t tell you! It’s the true tale (mostly) of the time Julie delivered her own first-born.

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I came home one morning after a long shift at the fire station to find my young bride obviously bursting with some pressing secret.

“I have something for you,” she said with a mischievous grin. “Close your eyes.”

When I opened them again, she was holding up a denim jacket—a really, really small blue denim jacket, better suited for a Cabbage Patch doll than her six foot-tall husband.

But if you give a fireman a moment or two, he can usually figure out the plainly obvious. See, only about a week or two earlier we had decided to start our family. Now, this was my wife’s way of letting me know that the magic stick had clearly turned blue already. The tiny Levi’s jacket meant we were expecting our first child.

It must have been strange for wife.nurse to transition to wife.mom.nurse. After working on the labor and delivery unit for six years by then, she would now go through the experience for herself: the barfing, the cravings, the bloating, the labor pains—the entire blessed event that, nine months later, would be swaddled in a bundle of joy and sewn up as tidy as an episiotomy.

(to be continued)

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Julie... get back here and explain to your dear hubby that "to be continued's" are not allowed on this blog... :)

Cuz it drives me nuts to wait for the next installment... and you know I'm not patient. Heck, I even had our kiddo EARLY!

Seriously, can't wait to hear his take on your delivery... and how cool to swap blogs! Mr. Daddy just hijacks mine and complains about my cooking (thanks hon).

Now I'm heading over to read your wifeys~

Beth E. said...

Oh no he didn't!!! Surely Fire Hubby knows better than to leave us hangin'like this!!! You've taught him well...sheesh. :o)

Aspiemom said...

No fair! Don't leave us in suspense!!!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

How fun is this going to be! I can't wait to read the next installment!

Mighty M said...

That was too short! But nice job FH.

-stephanie- said...

that's not nice. :o(
;o)

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

You two, and your, "to be continued" stuff. Nice, now I am off to see what Julie had to say.

Have a great day.

He And Me + 3 said...

Ok...some of us cannot wait to get the rest of the story. Sheesh...this is not 24, I want to know what happens next right away not next week.

E @ Scottsville said...

Hey, I just saw your 'Word Verification' comment on Tarah's blog (Eyeglasses & Endzones) and had to laugh. THAT WAS ME!!! =0)

E @ Scottsville said...

Good job Fireman Husband Dude! =0)

...but "To Be Continued"? Seriously? Don't you know we're an impatient people??? Hmmmph!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Fire Hubby is almost as good at telling stories as you are.

And I know you put him up to that 'to be continued' part.

blueviolet said...

You guys hit on the first try? Dang, you're good!

Maggie said...

Love the blog swap idea!!!

Can't wait for the rest of the story...

mrosev14 said...

What a fun story! I've thought about ways to tell my husband when we finally have children...not sure what I'll do, but it will be super cute like this!

Mr. Daddy said...

TO BE CONTINUED: Ha Ha Ha!! your killing them!
To funny Dude.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Listen HERE buddy...get on with it. All you're giving us is a blue stick and a little denim jacket??? Get wife.mom.nurse back over here NOW!!

LOL (I'm just yanking your chain...but PLEASE continue...)