Be-Laboring The Point

| Related | November 8, 2013

(I’m in the hospital, in labor with my first child. In the weeks prior, my mom has often reminded me to let her know I’m in labor as early as possible so she has time to make arrangements for my younger siblings, and make the hour drive to be with me. She’s been overly insistent about it, as she thinks I won’t tell her. My husband is on the phone with her.)

Husband: “Hi, just wanted to let you know we’re at the hospital, and they’re saying the baby’s coming soon.”

(I can’t hear my mom, but based on my husband’s tone of voice, I can tell she’s saying something he’s frustrated about. I have an oxygen mask on, and pull it off to talk.)

Me: “If she’s saying something about needing advanced notice, she can just get over it!”

(The doctor laughs quietly. I end up delivering the baby an hour and a half after walking in the door, so my mom wouldn’t have made it in time anyway!)

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