My adoptive sister was going to give birth the weekend of my birthday celebration. I thought everything would be canceled, and I didn’t really mind if it would. I know my mom had to be there, he was, after all, going to be the first born.
But she didn’t cancel our weekend birthday celebration plans. Instead she had her pager (yup it was that long ago) on, and was contented with a message from my dad saying: It’s a boy!
She didn’t need to, but she did, it’s just the way she was 🙂