Scared. I start off with that... and not for obvious reasons… let me rewind. We never thought that we would be blessed with the hope of having a second child…let alone actually even having one. It took us 5 years before we had our beautiful Alexis “Hope” Chai and you can imagine how insanely happy we were to hear about our baby boy. So why scared? Well… Long and short… my wife lost an insane amount of blood during the birth of our daughter and I nearly lost her.
So for the 9 months of Gigi’s pregnancy what I kept to myself was how petrified I was of losing my wife with the birth of our son. So what happened 14 days ago? We headed to the hospital around 11:30pm and was told to go home as she was only dilated 3-4 centimeters and nurse’s joked around that.. Gi looked way too comfortable to be in labour. We went home and one hour later... my wife was screaming at the top of her lungs about the insane amount of labour pains. I quote the ambulance… “we didn’t have to look for your house number… we heard your house.”
The morning of May 11, 2016... was filled with many heroes. Starting with the 911 dispatcher, who did such an amazing job calming the freaked out helpless husband… (when you hear the words…. I am going to guide you to deliver this baby…staying cool…is so tough) – I thank you so much. To the paramedics that made it just in time to deliver my son safely and re-assuring me a million times that my wife and baby were doing great - I thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
As my wife always says… it takes a village to raise a child… and I was so lucky that her mom was with us that night… to be there for Gigi and watch over our daughter (I don’t even want to imagine if I had to juggle her and my wife that night) – thank you for grandma for everything you do. I love you. To my wife Gigi, my best friend, the love of my life and now one extra designation …my hero. I owe you the world Gi.