Monday, January 22, 2007

And He's Going to Grow Up to Look Like This

There are sports fans, and then their are sports fans. As some of you know, I was married to the second kind. The kind that vomits (not kidding) when the Knicks lose in the playoffs.

Well, this couple takes the cake. If you haven't read or heard the story already, this woman had her labor induced so her husband could attend the Bears' playoff game yesterday.

At first blush this may seem like a cute and romantic thing to do. But if you know anything at all about childbirth, inducing labor is not a risk-free thing to opt for. It causes unnaturally strong contractions that can put the fetus in distress. It can be the first step on the road to an unnecessary c-section (major surgery).

While it's probably unlikely, it would be delightful if the kid turned out to be a Colts fan.