I got a call from my wife around 4:30 a.m. She had sent me home from the labour ward the previous night, and had said she would call if there was any development.
I reached the hospital around 5:30 a.m.
The second labour-inducing tablet was in effect, and my wife was no longer chatting and laughing as she had been the previous day
The doctor came around 7:00 a.m
I asked him if the rate of progress (of cervix dilation) was good, fast or slow.
He said 4cm in 12 hours was good(!!). Maybe 8 more hours to delivery!
What time is it? 7:00
7 + 8? 15
15, so 3pm! I was shocked!!
I urged my wife that she should have breakfast then we walk around, seeing that we had a long while to go. She was more interested in lying in bed. She later told me that she had not heard the doctor say that we had until 3:00 p.m!
A short while Iater, she said she was feeling the urge to push
She asked me to press the Panic button. I did.
A nurse came.
My wife was rushed to delivery room.
At 9:30 a.m. Giovanni was out.