Comments on: Verklempt in the car Binaural Podcasts From Japan Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: meggie Sun, 04 Mar 2007 02:20:13 +0000 very sweet, rich!! It reminded me of how my dad cried and cried when I was born just like you did when tony was born. Probably because I was a breech birth, and wasn’t expected to survive!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus it was a strain on my ma.

Your boys are adorable and very much boys. ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep up the good work, I loved this podcast!!

By: Jay Fri, 02 Mar 2007 04:28:03 +0000 I Loved this podcast. And as a recent father It really brought me back to July 12th with Technicolor(tm) detail. I loved it so much I’m going to send you some mac and cheese. ;D

My wife tells me that there are epidurals in Japan but that they are VERY far from common. Of course she could be mistaken.


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By: Rich Pav Fri, 02 Mar 2007 01:47:44 +0000

“I recently read that a japanese government official (minister of education I believe) said women are ‘birth giving machines’.”

He made a very bad choice in using that analogy. What he was trying to say was that the number of women of birthgiving age is limited. You can’t solve the low birthrate problem by increasing the number of women, so instead the government has to create an incentive for them to have more kids.

The delivery part of parenthood is terrifying. You just want Mom to survive and the kid to be healthy and to have the correct number of everything and in the right place. Then for the next few years you’re burdened with the responsibility of keeping that little creature alive, healthy and stimulated. I’m generalizing, but once the kid is 3-4 it starts to become mostly fun.

By: Rich Pav Fri, 02 Mar 2007 01:35:56 +0000

Do they use epidurals in Japan?

No, but I sure wish they had.

I also learned they don’t do circumcisions either. Not being a penis expert, I just assumed that every boy gets cut. From what I’ve read, even in the US it’s becomming less common.

By: Dave Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:25:50 +0000 Do they use epidurals in Japan? The nurse and I watched the monitor and actually had to tell my wife to start pushing when a contraction was coming. She couldn’t feel a thing.

By: Bennie Thu, 01 Mar 2007 19:22:03 +0000 I haven’t listened to this podcast just yet, but I recently read that a japanese government official (minister of education I believe) said women are ‘birth giving machines’. He probably never experienced a baby being born then, if he thinks of giving birth as a machine-like thing.(I’ve neither but I can image it must be really exiting, but also frightening as Bill Murray says in Lost in Translation. You’ve mentioned that movie once in your podcast, I find it a really good one!)

By: Rich Pav Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:23:20 +0000

Btw one of your kids was singing towards the end of the audio, that was pure entertainment, he has a good voice!

Andy the 6yr. old has an absolutely amazing voice, but he won’t sing seriously, only when he’s messing around. He also plays the piano better than I ever could.

By: Darren Thu, 01 Mar 2007 12:52:02 +0000 The adventures of Rich Pav, staring his kids Tony and Andy!

Keep up the good work.

Btw one of your kids was singing towards the end of the audio, that was pure entertainment, he has a good voice! what was he singing?

By: Rich Pav Thu, 01 Mar 2007 03:01:40 +0000

i was getting teary eyed myself just listening

And to think I totally expected someone to call me a pussy.

Man, you should have seen when Tony was born. I cried so hard and for so long people probably thought he, my wife, the doctor and the two nurses had all died tragically and I was next. I don’t know if I was crying more because I was so happy or just as a release of all the stress I was under.