My wife's started having contractions & I have an important meeting tomorrow…
When we were about at about the same stage I was incapable of speech, let alone the expression of any kind of question – if ever there was a time when it is reasonable for your common sense to desert you and necessitate the hive stepping forward to keep you on the right path this is it!
Good luck!Posted 4 years ago
At the meeting, your boss will tell you what a tuuat you are, so why go?
However, if it’s your first (as it most certainly seems) and work isn’t much further from the hospital than home – don’t start paternity leave early.
He’s a good bloke tbh, I’ve worked for him before but only been with this co. for 7 weeks and there’s a big hitter attending tomorrow. Sadly work is over an hour away, potentially two if m-way’s blocked on a friday afternoon. It is my first.Posted 4 years agorhbrhbMember
If she wakes you at 4am and tells you her waters have broken, you’ll very quickly forget about anything else. If it’s just warm up contractions, carry on working as you’ll want as much time off after as you can scrounge.
Assuming that 7 weeks with company = no statutory paternity tho? Hope they’re able to be flexible & allow you some time off.Posted 4 years agotymbianMember
If you have to ask you haven’t really understood the whole concept of fatherhood? What were/ are you thinking? You ain’t ready!
Your first child??? Don’t make the mistake of presuming she knows what to do cause she’s the female of the species…!
Father/ dad of 5 here.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
What kind of contractions?
1) ooh I felt someting
2) OOOH! AAAAH! Pant pant pant breeeathe
Type 1 aren’t much to worry about, could be Braxton Hicks, you could be weeks away. Type 2 will be followed by type 3 soon enough so I’d say yes you do have a very important meeting tomorrow.. just probably not the one in your calendar.
Your boss does know about the imminent arrival yes?Posted 4 years ago
Christ… You appreciate that for the majority of human history fathers weren’t usually present, right?
Exactly. I think people can get a bit carried away by the whole new man thing. The baby is inside the woman, at the end of the day it won’t matter particularly whether he’s there or not. She’s the one that’s pregnant.Posted 4 years agorestlessMember
The baby is inside the woman, at the end of the day it won’t matter particularly whether he’s there or not. She’s the one that’s pregnant.
I must say that, being female and having given birth 3 times, I really couldn’t care less who was in the room at the time. I was too busy 🙂
So long as you are there afterwards though, when she has come back to reality!Posted 4 years ago
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