Thursday, August 24, 2006

Still Waiting Part III

No news yet.

Was thinking about how the waiting for a person to enter the world is different to that of one who is about to depart it.

The latter is filled with reflection and contemplating. Looking back on a life's work and deeds while possibly questioning the meaning of life. Trying to assess the legacy that person will leave behind as well as coming to terms with what life will be like without that person around. Sadness and grief.

The former? Optimism and hope. Joy. Hope that the person will grow up and have a fruitful and productive life. Hope that they won't make the same mistakes we did. Hope that they will hopefully have the chance to live a life where man's ultimate goal isn't to destroy his fellow man. Looking forward to guiding the new person into the world and then giving them all the skills to ultimately go off on their own and tackle it head-on.

It is well documented how much the Torah and Judaism value life and what price they put on it. To give someone life is the ultimate gift and to think that B"H soon a new citizen of the world will be here courtesy of myself and Mrs Co.Il, well that is simply mindblowing.

The big money is on me fainting in the delivery room but I don't think so. I want to savour every moment and to be there right from the very first seconds of life.


Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

those first moments are the most precious. Bring smelling salts in case u faint.

And most of all, enjoy the moment and don't take personally any threats or accusations from the Mrs. during delivery. I got beat up both physically and mentally by my wife while she was delivering Jcop Jr.

Best of luck.


9:48 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Sorry to hear that JC. Thanks for the advice :)

10:30 AM  
Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

u mean you've never heard in movie sor tv shows how the women giving birth scream at the husband and blame him for everything in the world...well I expected that and thats what I got ;)

She would hit me constantly in teh arm during teh duration of each contraction. I told her to get teh epidural, but she refused...

Thats actually the best advice, as soon as the Mrs. complains abt pain, get her to get the epidural, not only will she not feel pain, but the birth will go quicker, because her whole body will relax.

Just my 2 (uh 4 cents) worth.


1:25 PM  
Blogger Noa said...

I really hope not to see a posting entitled "Still Waiting Part IV" sympathy for you and the mrs. We didn't think Bryan would stay conscious throughout the delivery, but not only was he right there in the action, he cut the cord, held the baby full of goop, and took a picture of the placenta because he thought it was cool! There is hope!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

JC - Thanks for that. Hopefully our experience won't be like that.

Noa - Bryan is definitely a trooper :)
Someone good to have besides you in the trenches.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Aliza said...

nu?! Tell co dot il to get a move on, i'm onl going to be in the country for a few more weeks! Shabbat shalom...

12:32 AM  
Blogger Wisey said...

ummm, I hope to God that the baby comes soon.
Your blog is starting to get awful boring.

But then again, I reckon she must know of the merits in being fashionably late.

1:54 AM  

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