“There’s snow! That means it’s winter, so the baby must be coming!”

...to paraphrase an excited older sibling (age 4) this morning...

Her logic worked so well. Mummy and daddy have said for 9 months that the baby will come in the winter. It snows in the winter. Today it is snowing. Therefore, the baby must be coming today.

And the baby came. We drove through snowy streets to the hospital. What joy to find that my client, on arrival, had already surpassed her last labour’s final dilation! What a triumph for her to labour without intervention or medications (other than nitrous oxide gas - which doesn’t count, right?) and birth a glorious 9lb 1oz baby girl after only an hour of pushing.

This VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) was the talk of the hospital today. Congratulations!