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  1. Dank Franklin

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    ...on Superbowl Sunday? When we first found out she was pregnant, we were of course very happy! Then they gave us the expected due date, and my first reaction was: FEBRUARY 3rd?? Are you serious?? That's when the Pats will be playing for title number 4!! So naturally we hit up training camp knowing it would be our last trip there for a couple years, and my wife managed to get Tom Brady's autograph on one of his daily post-practice "drive-by" signings. So we were convinced this would be a special season...and even more so that the Pats would be playing on Feb 3, 2008.

    So now the time draws nigh, and the baby has "dropped down". So the birth is imminent. The delivery room does have a small tv, but something tells me we'll be a tad bit distracted if we're watching the game on that set.

    So does anyone have any incantations for me? Or know of any beads we can wear, or anything else we can use to ward off the stork until AFTER Feb 3??

    Please keep us in your thoughts fellow Patriots fans! Help us ward off the stork with your Superbowl vibes!
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    Is it a boy or a girl? This is crucial. If it's a boy, just get up real close and explain the situation. He'll understand and either come early or hang loose for an extra day or two. If it's a girl, all bets are off and you might want to schedule a caesarean.
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    Man, I'm in the same dillema as you... My wife's not due until the 10th, but our baby is "oversized" so she's ready to pop any time now.

    Ever since NE started making a real run at perfection, all my friends have started insinuating that my son will be born on SB sunday...
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    Sorry I can't be of any help with your problem, but though it's only January I'd like to nominate this as a potential thread of the year.
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    Well, buddy, it looks like you're gonna have to step up big time. You have to give her complete rest. You have to do EVERYTHING around the house for the next week. Then with any luck, she will go into labor as a result of all the excitement from celebrating during the closing seconds of the game. What better scenario is there? Seriously, though, there's really not much you can do. Your baby is on their own clock. Good luck!
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    Try Castor oil maybe she'll have it early.
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    You've got a week to go - I'd focus on helping to get that baby out.

    And there are certainly ways to help that process.

    Probably the most effective is exactly what got the baby in there in the first place.

    ;)
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    Dude it will be the miracle baby if it is born that day. Imagine: the greatest day of your life--Pats go 19-0 and your baby is born!

    So when in the future you kid asks "What is the favorite day of your life" you can say, with all honesty, "The day you were born."
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    At the very least, do you have Tivo or a DVR? Set that puppy up now just in case. Then, don't wear any Pats gear in the birthing room - someone would no doubt mention the game/score if they knew you were a fan. Might be hard to avoid anyway, but can't hurt to hedge your bets.
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    Almost NOBODY has their kid on the EXACT due date. Trust me. (Wife went into labor just after an ugly 28-21 win over the Lions last year on Dec. 3rd and my son was born on the 4th. She was due on the 2nd)
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    First, may God bless your baby, your wife and you.

    Here's the the winning deal.

    Tell your wife that you've made some very special arrangements. If she delivers on any day but the Super Bowl, she gets an evening of passion with Tom Brady. If she delivers on the Super Bowl, she gets an evening of passion with Peyton Manning.

    Light up the victory cigar, Dank. You'll enjoy the game in peace.
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    That's true. Just hope and pray the baby will be healthy and the Patriots will feel like a very very very distant #2 priority when that head starts to crown.
    Good luck!
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    Believe it or not, the kid is even more important the game. Anyway I've got some great names or him (her). How about Donte or Kelley or Logan or Randy or Heath? Anyway the baby will be like your team...a super winner! BEST OF LUCK!
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    Well my birthday is Feb 4th so you could ask her to hold off in honor to me?
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    My suggestion: Get your priorities in order.

    It should be a good game, a great game, a historic game. But it is a football game.

    On the other hand we are talking about your family here. If seem even the slightest upset with the due date or more focused on Tom Brady than her, she will won't forgive you.

    If she does go into labor during the game, turn off the TV and focus on her. Do not tune in the game on the radio to the hospital. If she asks you if you are bother by missing the game respond, "Of course not dear, you and the baby are much more important to me than some football game"

    If you can't do that you might want to retain a divorce atty now.
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    LOL! You guys & gals are killing me over here. Good stuff!

    I just passed that one along to the wife, and she's laughing so hard it might happen NOW!!!

    Why are there never any corks laying around when you need them?

    Congrats and good luck to you too SoCalPatsfan90! I'll add you and yours to my incantations.

    Thanks for the laughs and support PatsFans!

    BTW, Pats 38 - Giants 17
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    I never doubted for one minute that his original post was half in jest. Hell, I'm a woman and fully appreciate how joyous and life altering birth is. But given a choice, I'd prefer it not to be during the game. Let the guy have some fun at what is no doubt a stressful time on many fronts.
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    And that's the fun I was talking about :)
    When it's all said and done, we want pics of little Brady.
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    If you start having severe back spasms on Saturday night, so bad you can't barely move, you will have no choice but to be flat on your back in front of a TV on Sunday.
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    You need a reality check and priority revision. Dank and his wife could glean a lot from BB and the Patriots' skill at multi-tasking, versatility and multi-positional preparedness, and situational play. There's no reason BOTH can't be tuned in to the game in the delivery room if it comes down to that. I suggest surround-sound and 42-inch HD screens at both ends of the bed, plus a tailgate spread in the waiting room if it's a long labor. Could be a win-win situation given adequate preparedness.
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    The sad reality is that men have told their wives to call a cab to get to the hospital b/c they didn't want to miss the superbowl, world series, nba finals or stanley cup. Or when it was close to the end of a game told their wives to wait. And even hit their wives b/c they were upset with the timing.

    Are you aware that the single worst day of the year for domestic violence is superbowl sunday?
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    Healthy and happy is the optimum position to be in. Good luck Dank. If it happens to be SB Sunday, then so be it.

    You know what's more important.
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    Lol... I know what this is like. I was scheduled for inducement on Feb 4th in 2002.... the day after the First Superbowl that the Pats won...

    I was living in Europe at the time and the game began at midnight there. I was up until about 5 am watching my team win... I slept for about an hour and then off we went to the hospital....

    If she has dropped and it dilating already, perhaps you can try some inducement techniques.... Warm baths, walking stairs.... do what got you in this position to begin with.... If she has the baby soon, then you can be home in time (barring any complications)

    Good luck!!!!
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    Oh come on, Mom. It's obvious that the guy has tongue in cheek and no doubt using the forum to express some of the anxiety we all felt around the birth of a child, especially our first. Couple that with the anxiety that all true Pats fans are feeling about the game and you don't have to be Sigmund freakin' Freud to figure out what's going on.
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    Is her Obgyn a guy?

    Try to find out if he's a Pats fan.

    If the answer to the above questions is yes, you've hit paydirt.

    Lease a hospital bed
    Have the doc over to watch the game, with the nurse he'd probably rather watch with than his wife.
    Have the bed in front of a large screen TV
    Gather round and watch 'the miracle'
    As the joy of your life is brought into this world and Belichick is holding high their 4th Lomabardi...
    The word perfect will have many special meanings

    Problem solved :D
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    1) Should your wife go into labor before or during the game, when that time comes, when the significance of what is going on finally hits home for you, I'm willing to bet that you will certainly discover that there is absolutely no doubt as to where your true priorities are. So, be sure you have a taxi or car service lined up to take your wife to the hospital so you can stay home and catch the whole game (JUST KIDDING!).

    2) On a serious note, if your child were indeed to be born on the Sunday on which the Patriots won the Super Bowl, went 19--0 and staked claim to the title of "greatest team ever," what an amazing birth story that you will be able to tell him/her and that your child will tell your grandchildren for a long time to come. Embrace the moment. It will be the greatest day of your life not only because you're a new dad, but also because of the very special circumstances.

    3) Just in case, if you don't have DVR or Tivo, go out and get it this week and set it to record the game and leave plenty of extra time for the post game festivities. If you have a Blackberry or text phone, have two or three relatives or buddies on standby to text you minute by minute updates.
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