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Any Day Now

Joel Gratcyk (Daddy's Grounded)

Joel Gratcyk is a social media strategist, father, husband, perpetual student and caffeine junkie. He misses sleeping, but loves being a parent more.

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7 Responses

  1. MagicalDaddy says:

    Our first born was five days late. After 24+ hours of labor (he kept going up with each push instead of down), he finally arrived after cesarean section. My poor wife. Hang in there, Joel!

    • Joel says:

      Glad things worked out for you alright. Thanks for the encouragement! We are honestly hoping he’s born Sunday, but it doesn’t seem likely to happen as of right now.

  2. Victor A says:

    I remember that anticipation. Our second child is going to be born in a few weeks, but I’m kind of freaking out about this one (I’ve been writing a post about this for like forever). You’re in for a fun ride. Congrats and great post.

  3. Good luck! Babies are fun. My wife thinking she was going to have a baby at 39 weeks, and ending up waiting until week 42 wasn’t much fun, but it’s going to be over soon enough.

  4. lablover22 says:

    My first came exactly on his due date;) Have no fear, he’ll be here when he’s done cooking and he will be perfect, just like his timing. I know you don’t want advice because who really wants advice especially from strangers but I have to say this one thing: the birth is only the beginning of your parenting storry. One of the very first few pages. So no matter how it goes: early/late, easy/difficult, natural/c-section- in the end, if you and your wife and your baby are healthy, call it a success and be OK with that. Move on to the thousands of other pages that will fill your parenting book;)


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