As some of my Twitter ‘Followers’ now know, my wife gave birth to our 3rd child yesterday morning. The reason they know this is because I Tweeted through most of her labor.
Given my initial skepticism towards Twitter (see my initial post “To Tweet or Not To Tweet” here), I found my own behavior and interest in Tweeting during a major life event rather odd. In truth, Twitter provided me with an opportunity to divert my nervous attention away from my wife and into my Blackberry, but it’s bizarre nonetheless.
Anyway, for those who didn’t see the Tweet string, here it is with time stamps attached:
Tweeting Thru Labor and Birth:
|Friends, i will embark on a Tweeting 1st today – Twittering the birth of my 3rd child from the hospital
Water broke at around 2:30AM this morning. we woke the kids up, jumped in the car and made our way to the hospital. it’s now 5:20AM.
The c-section was originally schedule for June 16, but this baby won’t wait. June 11 is the day.