It was almost two years ago when I got a phone call from a laboring mom. She wanted to let me know things were happening, but she didn't feel like it was time for me to come yet. Her husband, however, disagreed - he thought she was further along than she realized and asked me separately to head their way. Not wanting to ignore her opinion but wanting to also respect his input I suggested I would come by to check in with them and if it was early and she wanted privacy I would head home. Also feeling like I shouldn't show up empty handed for this reconnaissance mission I decided to bake her some cupcakes for her baby's birth day. They turned out to be a hit, and I'm so glad I listened to the dad because she was laboring so calmly that I don't think she realized she was closer than she thought to meeting her baby!
Last month I received a similar phone call but this time the mom asked me to go ahead and head her way. (Honestly, I probably would have snuck over even if she didn't feel ready yet, remembering last time!) Knowing she had been warming up we had baked some cupcakes again because now it was tradition! Not long after I arrived we were welcoming another beautiful baby boy. I was thrilled to share in their journey.