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Waiting... [Aug. 13th, 2008|04:51 pm]
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Sharon's due Saturday.

Given what happened with Tracy, and Lex's attempted early appearance 10 weeks ago, we really thought we'd probably be parents by now. We've been waiting for it to happen ever since she finished work. We're sort of hitting the doesn't-quite-seem-real bit now, wondering if the baby's going to actually appear or if it'll have all turned out to be some weird mistake and Sharon just happens to have had a lively case of gas.

Oh, we know the bub could easily be a couple of weeks overdue yet, but we're now sitting in the outer limits of the dead-end zone... waiting...

That said, we are both now members of Parent Club. You don't need to have a child yet, you just need to be far enough along so that it seems inevitable. I won't mention the first two rules of Parent Club (so I have plausible deniability), but the third rule is -

3. You can, at any time, strike up a light-hearted conversation with any other parent.

The third rule comes naturally. You see parents dealing with their kid, and you're allowed to say something to them. And if you mention that yours is still on the way, they give gentle encouragement, tell you it's wonderful and that you'll have a great time, then exchange knowing smiles as they communicate telepathically with one another and say, "He has no idea what he's in for..."

From: fred_mouse
2008-08-13 10:07 am (UTC)
you do realise, that once Lex is born, that there will be pressure from all sides to start training in competitive parenting? Especially with the Olympics on at present - the stakes have never been higher for being able to out anecdote the opposition. You too could boast for your country!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-13 11:34 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I'll be up to the task, but the kid's going to learn his comic timing right from the get-go.

And pratfalls, though that may take me laying tripwires all over the house.
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2008-08-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
Trust me. They fall over all by them selves. No need for tripwires...
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-08-13 10:18 am (UTC)
Oooooh so close, so very close ...

/waits impatiently
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-13 11:35 am (UTC)

Uncle Monkey! How awesome would that be?
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[User Picture]From: kattilz
2008-08-13 12:00 pm (UTC)
Danny, I don't think it ever seems real. I remember finishing work and going on maternity leave and sitting at home waiting until that day Jess finally came along.
Sorry this may or may not bring up bad memories of that day, but even after the birth it was truly bizare, amazing and utterly wonderful.
I wish you all the best to you and especially Sharon, we will be thinking of you and cannot wait until it happens.

love Carol
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
No bad memories :)

Thanks guys, you've actually been much in our minds of late.

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[User Picture]From: treehouseman
2008-08-13 12:06 pm (UTC)
Still, a little Dannny/Sharon! How cool is that! Best of luck to you both!
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-08-13 12:13 pm (UTC)
I was going to say something witty but I'll settle for wishing you, Sharon, and Lex all the best.

Oh, and please keep us posted!
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[User Picture]From: prismfire
2008-08-13 01:33 pm (UTC)
Absolutely love the new icon its way cool.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-08-13 09:55 pm (UTC)
I found it hard to believe I was going to have a baby when I was pregnant, and I sometimes still can't believe I actually have a child :)

Box of stuff for Lex being posted today hopefully...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-15 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2008-08-13 11:41 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: julesmond
2008-08-14 02:38 am (UTC)
Good luck!

We were thinking of you guys last week, cut off from the world in our secluded cottage, wondering if there was news yet...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-15 04:08 am (UTC)
And still no news... If he arrives after tomorrow, it means he's now late, and therefore takes after Sharon :D

Still not quite caught up on LJ, but went and had a look. You went to Eden! How cool! It's a lovely place, and yes, the story of Old Tom is interesting and odd. Sounds like you both had a wonderful time :D

One year down, a lifetime to go!
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[User Picture]From: bunnikins
2008-08-14 02:57 am (UTC)
Clearly, it's like waiting for the kettle to boil. All you have to do is forget you're about to have a child, and things will commence! Easy!

Hope the wait doesn't send either of you too batty:)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-15 04:08 am (UTC)
I was already batty, or so I'm told :)
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2008-08-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
*quivers with anticipation*
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