With 16 days to go till the birth of my son I went through my usual routine to get ready for work. I checked to see how the missus was going & unfortunately she has tonsillitis. We were waiting on test results to see if they were going to induce the baby early. My wife has been sick for 9 days & I finally felt myself getting sick. I figured the best course of action was to get my cardio working as hard as I could. Really pushing myself on the way to work. Hopefully I could shake the virus before it hit.
I had a slight headwind that made me work that little harder but I still managed one of my fastest ever times to work.
10:30 am I get the call; “my waters broken”………
Obviously I had to get home ASAP & I my mind went into TT mode. Stud Road is the quickest way for me to get home & I told my legs they would need to average over 40 km/h to get home quick enough to get my wife to hospital.
I would apologise to them later.
Do they know me well at work? I had most of the office telling me that I was not to drive & would be driven. Guess they suspected what I had in mind. I figured it would take me 20 minutes longer to ride. Which wasn’t acceptable when there were other options.
On the way home I found out that my wives brother Jason had taken Serena to the hospital. This eased a lot of pressure off me. I had nothing packed and now had time to pack my luggage. We needed to go to the chemist I rushed into get some supplies from Safeway to keep me going over the coming days.
9:32 pm we became proud parents to William Jasper Edwards who was 8.5 pounds & 54 cm long.
This year has been quite a journey to a new life.
They say a journey of a thousand steps always begins with a single footstep……
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