I mentioned in a previous post that my wife and I are uncomfortable in social situations, but last night we realized that’s changed. No matter where we are – at work, at a family party, in line at the grocery store – friends, acquaintances, or strangers now have a perpetual topic of conversation. “When’s the baby due? Are you finding out the sex? Where are you delivering? When’s the baby due?” (Yes, I’ve had someone ask me that question twice within a minute). These questions lead into the asker’s own stories of parenthood and before we know what’s happening, we’ve had a twenty minute conversation without an uncomfortable silence. I don’t know if this means we just weren’t interesting before we proved ourselves capable of reproducing, but it’s amazing how a baby – especially an impending baby - gets people talking.
51 days until baby.