Last night we took Kelci to the ER. She hadn’t kept any fluids or food down for about 36 hours. So, after a stern lecture from our midwife we took her to the ER for IV fluids and some better anti-nausea drugs.
Sometimes this is scary.
Everything is better now. They gave her two litres of saline solution and some other medicines to help her feel better. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous last night. Seeing her struggle with even keeping some TopRamen down and reassuring her that everything would be all right… it was quite the adventure.
It definitely helped me put all of this in perspective. Some books say that the pregnancy doesn’t become real for a guy until he sees the ultrasound or hears the heartbeat. I had already done that and this pregnancy was definitely real to me. But last night, that reality shifted.
I went from shocked and amazed perspective daddy to protective and nervous father. I went into father mode. And that’s what this is all about.
It’s scary, but it’s worth it.