Friday, June 17, 2005

My procedure

Today I put a end to the question -"will I have any more kids?"The answer is --no. I got to experience the pleasure of having a vasectomy. I am slowly recovering and should be able to walk normally soon. In case anyone is wondering what a vasectomy feels like-- I can only describe it as the feeling you get when someone kicks you in the crotch, repeatedly, and it won't go away.
The procedure starts with 2 shots to the crotch. The first hurts. The second burns. I decided not to watch the rest of the procedure and covered my face with a "TIME" magazine. After the shots, the procedure isn't painful, but you can still feel the doctor moving things around down there, which you can imagine isn't pleasant. I think the most unpleasant part came when the doctor began to sow up the stitches. That felt pretty weird, like she (the doctor) was pulling something out of there.
After I returned home, I quickly discovered it is not a good idea to have your kids jump on you. I also think I might skip my daily bike ride. Frozen peas never felt so good. I guess it is worth it if it gives me the peace of mind that I won't be fathering anymore children. I love the two I have- one boy and one girl. But I think another would be too much.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

What's New

How some people can find the time to blog everyday, I'll never know. I'm lucky to get it done once a week. But since I'm doing it now, let me tell you what's new.
First I've had two big events happen in my life. The first one happened last Tuesday- I picked up a copy of the new Coldplay :X&Y. This is one great album. Once in a great while you pick up a new album and think, "wow, this is great! This album really changes things. It takes music to a new level. I'll listen to this till the day I die." U2 did this with "Achtung Baby" and nearly all their albums. The Cure did this with "Distintigration", the Smith's did it with "the Queen is Dead" and Radiohead did it with "Kid A". Now Coldplay's X & Y is one of those albums. Standout tracks include "What if?", "White Shadows", "Fix You", "Talk" "The Hardest Part" and "Speed of Sound". In the tradition of the Edge, Guitarist Jonny Buckland, creates his own styles of "walls of sound". I could go on, but I should probably mention the second major event in my life, and that is the birth of my daughter.
Last Wednesday, my wife went into labor. I was really hoping my wife would go into labor in the morning, that way hopefully by night time, Our daughter would be born. But instead she went into labor at night making it one long day. We went into the hospital at around 9:30pm. The nurse doing the medication messed up and only the left side of my wife's body went numb, leaving the right side able to feel every contraction. Even the regular nurses noticed it wasn't done right. So with a contraction happening every couple of minutes, it was a long night for both of us (mostly her). Finally around 7:30am, with just 4 pushes, our daughter was born weighting in at 8'12. Pretty big baby for my wife.
Our daughter thankfully, is very healthy and has a mean appetite. I forgot how they only sleep and eat for the first couple of days. So far big brother Woogy is adjusting well, but it's only been a few days. His favorite person, Grandma, is here to give him special attention. I've always wanted a daughter, and now I'm been blessed with one.