Between tears and laughs

Had to come home earlier today. Contractions have started this morning with up to 6-8 painful peaks per hour. So I went to COOP bought some chocolate, for the hospital and went home. Since few hours I am counting contractions and trying to make her (–> my wife) laugh, so that the painful moments go over as smooth as possible. Up to few weeks ago I didn’t know the English word for Wehe (contraction), so I thought immediately on contraction ratios of wind tunnels, which do not have anything in common with women, even though I tend to compare many things with my work. I am rather helpless in this situation, besides giving her something to eat and being around her, there is not much to make her long and painful journey comfortable. One thing, besides others, which “verwusch ihre Tränen” (is that even German? wannabe German for: smeared her tears away) was to show her the following clip:

For the case that the upper video doesn’t appear try this one:

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5 Responses to “Between tears and laughs”


  1. 1 Amouna February 5, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Salam Ramis, ich wünsche euch dreien eine leichte Geburt und eine ganz schöne Kennenlernzeit. Eine Geburt ist sicherlich das wildeste, was man im Leben erleben kann und darf und mit nichts anderem zu vergleichen. Ein neues Leben beginnt, so zerbrechlich und zart und auf einmal hat man so viel Verantwortung wie nie zuvor. Und wie schön ist es, dass man alles sehen und begleiten darf und auch wenn die erste Zeit hart ist, so gibt ein Kind einem so viel zurück, wie man es niemals geglaubt hätte. Von uns alles Gute, möge Allah euch alles leicht machen und euch zu glücklichen Eltern, wassalam, Amouna.

  2. 2 Veronica February 5, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Den där grafen du skickade till mig (över kontraktionerna) var ganska rolig. Undrar hur många blivande pappor som gjort en sadan..!?

  3. 3 timmy February 6, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Heard of the boy is it Osborne or Ludwig? Congrats however…

  4. 4 Amerikan Turk February 9, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Seems I found this blog in the nick of time!

  5. 5 ferramis February 10, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks Amouna, Vero, Timmy (I am not sure about Reynolds or Prandl, hopefully not as screwed as I am) and welcome American Turk.


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