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March 29, 2007


"By then, my contractions were 10 minutes apart. So I'm like, 'OK, we have time.'"

(Thanks to Paul Sheridan)


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He has to be named "Ricki Bobbi".

Nine months after 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light'....

And they named him Ricky Bobby...

KCSteve! If the bot hadn't busted me we would have had a psychic simul!

So they couldn't pull over?

I blame Nascar.

did he check the fluid levels (brake, transmission and amniotic) before he left?

Delivered the babe while speeding?!?!?!!

I'm guessing that at 100 mph he wasn't able to slap on the "Baby On Board" bumper sticker without the wind causing some problems for his baseball cap.

Born in a frickin' Mopar? Just tape his buttcheeks together now. Get it over with.

Application question he'll never read the same again:
"Do you have your own vehicle for making deliveries?"

What, no car seat for the new baby and dad's doing 100mph?

snork at you all!

I'll be the Mom did the Dukes of Hazzard™ yell when giving birth

I'm going to say this one time, and one time only. Birthing a baby does not require medical intervention. My wife and I have birthed both daughters without drugs and without the aid of anyone except our own selves. We did this by choice. It's called Unassisted Childbirth (UC), and it's more common than you might think.

The freedom to determine how your baby comes into this world, coupled with the fact that the first hands that touch your baby are yours, is a very satisfying experience indeed. Hospitals would have you believe that you must have medical intervention in order to birth your baby. Nevermind the fact that babies have been bein' born for millions of years (or so) before hospitals were invented.

I'm getting off my soapbox, now.

Uh- Schadeboy-

There's a difference between home birth and giving birth in the front seat of a speeding car. As a female who was in the front seat of a (slightly) speeding car in labor, trust me, this woman would have PREFERRED homebirth over carbirth (no, my child was not born in the car)

Now- how do you think he got that car clean?
I can see it now "My wife had a kid in the car"
"so, what, he spilled some food? threw up?"
"No, My wife HAD a kid in the car"
"whoa..like HAD a kid..."

Spacemom - I certainly do not wish to insinuate that having a kid in a car that is driving 100 MPH is easy. Trust me, I've tried and have failed miserably. It's really hard for a guy to have a baby in a car, even if it's not moving at all!

My comment was primarily geared towards the comment in the article about how the parents "managed the birth without a doctor [or] pain medication". I guess to me it sounded like the article was insinuating that this sort of thing is unheard of.

I suppose if you place all of that into a vehicle moving at 100 MPH, it kind of changes the picture a bit.

On top of that, Guys Having Babies might be a good name for a rock band.

"Trailer for sale or rent... Rooms to let, fifty cents..."

just goes to show that once he's behind the wheel, a man won't stop for nothing.

This is simply amazin' ...

A Neon™ can do 100 mph?

Hu gnu?

O: The amazing part is the Neon was in motion at all. Without a tow truck. They are the most classic example of an auto that comes extensively pre-broken for your convenience.

I guess the g-forces are a factor, but other than that, I'm not impressed. Try conceiving a baby at 100mph...in a stick shift.

side note to schadeboy - I'm very glad I gave birth in a hospital - my first boy went into fetal distress and had to be an emergency c-section. So, please, do it yourself if you want, but don't try that at home!
btw - when the hospital crew grabbed my cart and headed for surgery, my ex-hubbie said, "Wait! I have to eat first." Quel idiot.

If I recall correctly, driving faster than 90 mph in Wisconsin is a FELONY: Driving with intent to kill.

They did that to give cops the right to bump high-speed speeders without violating the speeders' constitutional rights.

If I recall correctly, GUYS EXAGGERATE things like size, speed, looks, etc. It's a Neon, for pete's sake.

Annie? are you saying that this [-----------] isn't 6 inches???


Like, cool.

Okay, I feel like I need to clarify something here:

I am not saying that hospitals don't play an important role when there is, in fact, a medical necessity regarding the birth of a child. And I do not mean in any way to put down those who had wonderful birthing experiences in hospitals.

I do feel as though hospitals - and I'm referring to policies, here - take away a lot of the choices that a woman and man have when it comes to birthing their baby. Our local hospital, for example, requires that women will birth in a bed, and do not give the woman the chance to use other positions if that is more comfortable for her. This is just one example.

If you thought I was getting up on some type of high horse with a holier than though attitude, I apologize. I don't intend to demean anyone's particular experience.

Back on track...

Good thing he wasn't trying to text message the hospital while blazing along the highway.

marlodianne - yep, my daughter had (operative word: HAD) a Neon ... it died ... after several episodes of "near death experiences" ...

Schadeboy - I gotcha, and I agree - hospitals & docs tend to make decisions for you. After my 2nd kid, my doc asked me if I wanted my tubes tied. He asked me WHILE HE WAS PERFORMING THE C-SECTION. A little advance discussion would've been nice. And I would've liked a tummy tuck while he was there. Sheesh.

I just wanted to stop anyone from birthing without medical supervision, as in 'don't try this at home.' I didn't feel like you were up on your high horse - you were emotional about the issue because you care.

Why is it "near death" means still alive where "near miss" doesn't mean hit?

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