Any partner who’s been in the delivery room while their loved one gives birth to their child knows that there’s not a whole heap they can do to be helpful.
Yes, they can hold their hands, soothe and encourage them, but that’s about it.
Hamish Blake discovered, however, there are a few things you can do to be unhelpful while your partner is in labour.
Listen: Nine months later and your bump is ready to burst out. (Post continues after audio.)
The 35-year-old revealed on his radio show with Andy Lee on Monday afternoon that he would give himself a “B+” for his efforts as a delivery room assistant while his wife Zoe Foster Blake gave birth to their daughter Rudy last month.
Blake only deducted a half mark from an ‘A’ because he rendered the laughing gas unusable to Zoe.
How? Well, as he told his co-host, he thought he’d have a suck on it himself, earning the label from Lee of a “delivery room nuisance”.
“I think is very standard procedure for the husband, to go, – she can’t be on it all the time – ‘look, it’s free gas, we’re paying for this, let’s have a honk on the gas’,” Hamish said. “And it’s fine, it was fun, it’s pretty fun.”
It was fun alright, until his beauty guru wife went to have a suck herself and tasted nothing but the minestrone he’d just eaten.
Introducing Rudy Hazel Blake. Or, as she’s known in hip-hop circles, the Notorious RHB. Or, as she’s known to her brother, Blobby The Sister. She was born on 17-7-17 cos she’s super into auspicious numerology, came in at 4000/10 on the Teeny Cute Person scale, and has morphed her parents into gooey love monsters. ????