Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rumors of her birth are greatly exaggerated

Justin got a phone call last night congratulating him on being a father. This was a rather weird and awkward call because 1. it was 2:00 A.M., 2. the guy who called is a second-degree friend, so Justin didn't recognize him right away, and 3. I haven't actually had the baby yet. The best explanation I can think of is that Justin mentioned September 29 as the due date somewhere along the line and it was assumed, either by the second- or first-degree friend, that she was born yesterday, because babies always come on their due dates. Of course anyone who's given birth knows that babies rarely come on their due dates--in fact, I had thought anyone who has been born would know this, especially anyone who has been born late and has a Jewish mother. But maybe not.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Hurry up! Ha. Deanna and I would have actually been annoyed if you had delivered on or before your due date. We both think everyone should be at least as late as we were with our first children (four days, if you didn't know). :)

In all seriousness, I wish you all the best. I'm praying for a safe delivery and for your peace of mind until then!

Deanna said...

Think laborious thoughts. Wait, I already said this to you! Okay, go lift something heavy and eat a bowl of chili. Hey, a bowl of chili got me going with JT. Nothing worked with Alexandra except real, doctor-administered drugs.

You're in my thoughts and prayers - can I get a phone call when it does happen? Please?