So I called my friend to check on her after she’d emailed earlier in the week that she thought her baby would come soon. “I didn’t have a chance to write you back. How are you doing?” She’s hundreds of miles and several states away now.
“I have a baby.” Having given birth just hours earlier, she picked up her cell phone and gave me the skinny. I know people talk on cell phones in hospitals. But I did not seriously expect to get a new mama fresh from labor picking up like she might have been in the middle of putting away groceries like I was.