What a Friday… and the 13th no less

May 13, 2022,17:15 PM

My wife and I were having steak dinner at home last night when her water suddenly broke, 2 weeks ahead of schedule! We weren’t expecting it but 7 hours later in the wee morning hours we welcomed our first child, a beautiful baby girl to the world. I was planning to wear my Reverso but nothing from last night went to plan, except that my wife and daughter are happy and healthy. I was simply wearing the watch I wore to work yesterday, which isn’t a bad choice either! Which watch do you choose for momentous occasions? Have a happy Friday everyone.


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 By: sschew : May 13th, 2022-17:17
Awesome news and a big congratulations. Can't go wrong with your beautiful watch. Be prepared to not sleep soon

Thank you very much!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-05:53
Yes that is what I hear about sleep…

They are both doing very well.

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-05:55
So proud of both of them, thank you for the well wishes.

Haha, luckily our healthcare system is woefully understaffed…

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-05:59
So I was able to take this pic in private. Although understaffed, they really do an excellent job. Oh no, don’t get them started on the rendezvous! I really like the shooting star they released this year.

Congratulations, Chris!

 By: JoshTheCanadian : May 13th, 2022-17:35
You are in good company wearing a round JLC for the birth of your first! (Me, leaving the hospital): ...  

That’s another winner!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:04
Thank you for the kind words

It really is the miracle of life

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:04
Thank you so much.

Huge congrats..🎉🎊🎈🍾

 By: jp884 : May 13th, 2022-17:36
Your world is about to flip upside down but in a great way!! I cannot even remember which watch I was wearing. I was just so focused on being there for my wife and praying that my kids were healthy. I do recall listening to my favorite artist when they we... 

Thank you!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:08
Everything happened so fast, one minute we were eating dinner and about to watch a show, the next we were just getting the fluid tested to confirm it was amniotic. When we arrived to the hospital she was contracting and was already dilated 5cm! It will be... 

Thank you very much!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:09
It makes me happy to share the good news.

Both tremendous and wonderful.

 By: InHavenPro : May 13th, 2022-17:52
And I would say, a thoroughly appropriate timepiece to mark the super-special occasion.... Sincere congratulations, Filip

Thank you so very much

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:10
It is indeed an occasion I’ll never forget

Big congratulations!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 13th, 2022-17:57

Thank you!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:10

Congrats! Enjoy!

 By: enjoythemusic : May 13th, 2022-18:38


 By: Thomas_3 : May 13th, 2022-19:15
I know how that goes. We went to the OB/GYN and were told "you have a couple more weeks easily" Well, that night we were in the hospital with a newborn son. Once you become a parent and obviously even before, nothing goes according to plan.

No kidding!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:13
We were supposed to watch a TV show that night… never thought we’d be having a baby instead!

Congratulations!! Best thing I’ve seen today!

 By: BigAppleBill : May 13th, 2022-19:17
The birth of a child is such a blessing. Many wonderful memories are yet to be made for you and your young family. May the years ahead be filled with joy and good health.

It is indeed a blessing, I’m happy to share the good news

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:31
Thank you kindly for wishing us well.

congratulations Chris to you, your wife...

 By: mahesh : May 13th, 2022-19:55
may the angel be blessed with life full of fun, best health & happiness ! Best, mahesh.,

Thank you for the blessings, Mahesh

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:34
Hope you enjoy the weekend.

Huge congratulations to you and your wife!

 By: sc16 : May 13th, 2022-20:27
A wonderful experience to be added to your journey of life..

Less than 12 hours in that photo!

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:38
Thank you kindly

Wonderful - congratulations!

 By: lm6 : May 13th, 2022-21:13
Becoming a parent is the most wonderful thing. Enjoy!


 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:38
And thank you!

Huge congrats on the beautiful little one!

 By: M4 : May 13th, 2022-22:30
In these moments, who cares what watch is on the wrist? Haha. Again, congratulations. M4

The watch is of course secondary

 By: takman : May 14th, 2022-06:39
Funny how that little blob puts things into perspective, eh? Thank you!

Many congratulations!

 By: Boris : May 14th, 2022-07:13
Welcome to the club. Same thing happened to us a month ago: on a Friday night my wife's water broke, 2 weeks ahead of time, and on Saturday afternoon 9th April, our first born, a son, was born. I'll do a write up about this and the special circumstances s... 

Looking forward to reading yours!

 By: takman : May 15th, 2022-13:55
What a coincidence, my wife is from Hong Kong and my mom’s from England! Sleep is hard to come by especially on night 2. It is indeed very special. Thank you!

Many congratulations to you, your wife and daughter

 By: GWIS : May 14th, 2022-07:36
And my best wishes for a long and happy life! Jon

Many thanks!

 By: takman : May 15th, 2022-13:55

Chris! What an amazing and beautiful blessing for you all!

 By: EdTonkin : May 14th, 2022-17:44
Many congratulations! I hope baby and mama are doing well. She is beautiful! What a wonderful life event and so appreciative of your sharing this and her lovely photo. We need to see and hear more good things like this, especially these days with all that... 

Thank you so much Ed!

 By: takman : May 15th, 2022-13:57
It is such a happy time I can’t keep it to myself! A much needed change from world events.

I think you are right!

 By: takman : May 16th, 2022-16:21
People weren’t kidding when they said we wouldn’t get any sleep!!!

What a blessing

 By: bsandovalb : May 16th, 2022-14:49
To be able to enjoy such a moment and have both, your wife and baby healthy, nothing matters more .... the JLC is a beauty and will probably now will stay for life with you, cheers!

Yes, both their health is all that matters in the end

 By: takman : May 16th, 2022-16:22
The MUT was already a keeper. Now even more so!