Sorry, that it took so long, but here is finally the translation of Jonas 2nd blog on "Alltombarn!" I think he just wrote it one day before Bianca was born
How long should I wait for the baby???
I understand that it can be tough for a pregnant woman who is over the time. Especially for those who have problems with the back, cannot sleep well anymore, have problems with their throat which all makes life less funny and which makes them feel fed up with waiting for the little miracle inside them and hoping it should come out soon.
But now I also have to tell what I, as an expecting father, feels for every day which goes. It is really also very, very tough for us expecting fathers!
How long do I have to wait for the little baby? We have already waited these 9 months. We have got a date for the birth - doesn´t this mean that she or he should be ready that day??
It is like preparing hardly for a Grand Slam tournament and if you finally get there, you get to know that the whole tournament is postponed. And that not even anyone can say which date it will start. What an anticlimax...
When we were expecting our first child the calculated date of birth was the 31 dec. This is really not the nicest date to have birthday on (if you think that you get your drivers licence and drink alcohol officially latest of all your friends which are born in the same year). Therefore I animated Petra to wait as long as possible to get in to the new year instead.
But she waited so long that it took a little too long. 15 days over the expected date. Yes, you heard right. 15 whole, long days. Exactly, NOT funny!
For me at least. It didn´t seem to bother Petra, despite 30 extra kilo and lots of water everywhere in the body. No, she really enjoyed being pregnant (some things are just difficult to understand for a man...)
I want that the baby will be born now!
When Max was born, of course Petra had some pain problems before. We were breathing togehter. I took her hand and gave her energy, but suddenly the pain was gone and she didn´t feel at all that is was time.
But hello, I am a match person! It is like getting on the court, to warm up, and leave the court again for it´s starting to rain. Sit down and wait and wait in the players lounge, to wait to go out on court again. To hear that your name is announced, to concentrate mentally, to make yourself ready, go on court again, to warm up again and then these bad raindrops come again and it has to be cancelled again. Yes, you hear yourself. Veryyyyy frustrating...
In the end he came, our little Max, and now afterwards these 15 days went quite fast anyway and of course he was worth all waiting.
It is very seldom that a woman who is not giving birth for the first time goes over the time, everyone says, so this time I have been very sure. This time we won´t have to wait. Maybe the little baby will even come some days earlier.
But I have to state we are over time- again! How could this happen? We are now 5 days over time (yes,maybe it doesn´t sound that much, but trust me- it is an eternity!). I want to meet our little babygirl, who with certainty keeps herself inside the stomach. I don´t want to wait any longer, but want to hold her and kiss her!
But, she wants something different and you can only accept it. It is like a rainy day in Wimbledon, on which finally all the matches of the day will be cancelled. We have to drive home and enjoy another day in front of the tv instead. But tomorrow is a new day. With a new schedule. But I cannot wait any longer...