Ta! Planik is part of the Triban cycling crew: spreading the word is in the job description. 's cool.
There was a 10 hr period of contractions in one bed hospital side room, without any decent drugs, but waiting for near full dilation so we could to go to the actual delivery room. That was pretty gruelling. We were in the delivery room with gas & air and full time midwife attention for three hours or so until MiniWza made her grand arrival. Or exit, depending on how you look at it. Was kinda bricking it during the last 10 minutes leading up to the big moment, to be honest. Intense times. MsWza was an absolute trooper.
Another shout out to midwives. They're brilliant. As we're all the other staff involved.
Speaking of which, the midwife totally out-indied us. Björk was playing* and we were talking about her recent VR exhibition we'd seen in Thatlondon, and then the midwife was like, yeah, I saw that, too... in Iceland.
*mtftsb - here are the albums that soundtrack to the delivery: Nina Persson (Animal Heart), Kurt Vile (B'lieve I'm Goin Down...), Soak (Before We Forgot How To Dream), Björk (Biophilia), Lou Barlow (Brace The Wave), Arbouretum (Coming Out Of The Fog). - So so so glad we took a bluetooth speaker along. Totally changed the vibe of an intense atmosphere, which wouldn't have been the case with Smooth FM, which was the default background muzak when we rolled in.