I got a text today at 12:23 PM from a number I didn’t recognize. Letter for letter: “Wifes in labor right now”
You can imagine the immediate reaction. Heart pounding, mouth drying, I thought, “Must be a co-worker…wonder why KrisDi can’t call?”
No answer when I call KrisDi or the unknown number. I text back, “Where is she? Please call”. Everywhere she’s likely to be is south of where I am, so I grab my stuff and get in the car, calling both numbers a couple more times. Still no answer.
I get a couple miles down the interstate, and then I get another text: “Sorry. We are at [the hospital]. Will call when its a little less hectic”.
As I’m thinking, “Hmmm…that’s a weird thing for a co-worker to text an expecting father when his wife’s in labor”, KrisDi calls.
“Ummmm…are you in labor?”
“No. Why?” I take the next exit and go back to work.
A couple weeks ago, we met some people at a birthing class at the hospital. They’re due a few days before we are; we exchanged phone numbers. It would have been really nice if he had said “My wifes in labor right now”, but I gotta admit, it’s a pretty funny false alarm story.
I hope things go well for them.