Togetherness is a wonderful thing

So this morning I watched Bryan get a vasectomy.  I was planning on sitting in the waiting room and doing the dutiful wife thing of driving him home but then the doctor said “come on in, its a once in a lifetime opportunity” and it seemed rude not to go.  I did check with Bryan that he was okay about it, and I did stay at the head end – same as he did at the birth!  Still saw quite a lot though, most interesting!  Togetherness is a wonderful thing.

I did manage to resist saying “sucks to be you” as the doctor went snip snip.  This is one of the helpful things Bryan said to me after about 2 hours of trying to push our big baby out, so it seemed only fair to say it to him.  My time might come now the anesthetic has worn off of course.  And we both knew I was thinking it – in a caring way obviously!

It was really rather interesting watching them at work, I don’t like blood and stuff but coped quite well – and Bryan was a Big Brave Boy and coped very well.  Considering I just had to sit on a stool it was quite nice of him to check if I was feeling faint at all part way through!

Anyway that’s that done.  I did drive him home afterwards, stopping off at Asda for a ton of painkillers and a Kinder Egg.  That’ll take care of him.  The nurse told us that Bryan shouldn’t bounce Owen on his knee for the next couple of days, and the doctor added that no one should bounce on his knee tonight, so I will be in charge of Owen for a wee while – at least I have the car today so can drive him home instead of having to try and amuse him on the bus, much easier!

I just phoned Bryan to check how he’s getting on and he’s lying on the sofa playing PS3 or XBox so I think he’s going to make it through today.

What a relief I feel though.  I know you have to wait till its confirmed that its worked and stuff but just knowing that we’re nearer to being safe and sound is a lovely feeling.  Felt quite bad when I was grinning estatically when we popped by his work to collect the laptop so he could work from home if needed.  I have been stressing about getting pregnant again though, just can’t face it all again.  And Owen is such a perfect little boy I couldn’t want for more even if I tried.  I love my family, just the way it is.  Togetherness is a wonderful thing.
Happy family!

4 Responses to “Togetherness is a wonderful thing”

  1. Wayne says:

    heart-warming. Hope Bryan recovers well. Those last 4 sentences could have been written by April (she’d probably substitute Rory for Owen though). After her current coil has run its course (IYSWIM), she says contraception will be my responsibility, so a vasectomy it will have to be….

  2. Maria says:

    Yeah Wayne, I have the coil but its just not final enough somehow! Its just like a kick in the nuts apparently, with maybe an edge of stabbing. You can take it! Good luck when its your turn!

  3. Jo Alcock says:

    Moving stuff, felt compelled to comment. Love the recent photo of you all and it’ so lovely to hear how happy you are. 🙂