The day Edward Satoshi King decided to come out was getting closer and we kept ourselves busy so the days wouldn’t feel so long. The Czech Republic has stupid laws about medically induced birth, so Caroline did everything she could to start the birth so that Caroline could get the home birth she wanted and had planned for. You can read more about it on their blog “den andra resan”. In the mean time we were just hanging out with the King boys and their parents.
Dagen då Edward Satoshi King bestämde sig för att komma ut kom allt närmare och vi höll oss sysselsatta så att dagarna inte skulle känna så långa. Tjeckien har idiotiska lagar om medicinsk-inducerad födsel, så Caroline gjorde allt hon kunde för att få förlossningen att börja självmant, så att Caroline kunde få hemfödelsen hon ville ha och hade planerat för. Du kan läsa mer om det på deras blogg “den andra resan“. Under tiden umgicks vi med King-pojkarna och deras föräldrar.
We got to spend a lot of time with the King family, especially Winston and Henry. We took the boys exploring and we first planned to go to the KGB museum, but we changed our minds and started walking towards the Museum of Communism. We think it is important to educate children about the destructive powers of communism and collectivism, so that’s why our theme of exploration looks like it does.
We walked over the tourist magnet, the Charles bridge in Prague, and luckily for us it wasn’t so crowded as it could be. It was a bit of a walk so Henry got to sit on Pontus shoulders overlooking the people.
The view from Charles Bridge.
We passed a medieval torture museum and suddenly we were looking at what humans are capable of.
The imagination is the only limit.
The King boys are fascinated by different car models, so the walks often take longer than planned when we are with them.
Exploring more vehicles and this one had participated in the Dakar rally, a race that used to go from Paris (France) to Dakar (Senegal), but now the Dakar rally has moved to South America due to terrorist problems.
Breakfast with the King family, probably watching an interesting Youtube-video at the same time! By this time everyone thought that it was time for the fifth member of the King family to join us.
The morning of August 18th, we finally got the word that something was happening. We went over to the King family at 7am in the morning and helped filling the birthing pool. Then our mission was to be standby in an adjacent room so we could be ready to take care of Winston and Henry if it was needed. It was an amazing experience to be apart of and the delivery went quite fast according to us :).
A few minutes after Edward Satoshi King was born, we were welcomed to join the family and Ulrika got the precious task of being the photographer. We can recommend everyone to read Carolines birth story linked below.
The birth of Edward Satoshi King
The whole family captured in one photo.
Pontus holding Edward!
And Ulrika holding him!
Baby sleeping on a table! You have to put up with a lot if you’re born into a nomadic family 😉 We have gathered more pictures of the King boys in a slide show below for those who are interested.