ONE YEAR AGO…
Me: I read on the Internet that this stuff called red raspberry leaf tea is supposed to make you go into labor.
Nick: (robble robble) Hog wash! Stuff like that is a total gimmick. It’s not scientifically proven to do anything. But go ahead and buy it if you want to waste your time and money.
ONE MONTH AGO…
Me: You know, if you’re trying to go into labor you might try red raspberry leaf tea. I drank it for three days, and on the third day my water broke.
My Friend A: Okay – I’ll give it a whirl!
Nick (In The Background): (robble robble) It was a coincidence! It’s a gimmick!
LATER THAT NIGHT…
Text From A: I’m having contractions as I’m drinking the tea!
Nick: (robble robble) Coincidence! Gimmick!
Me: You know, my due date right now is December 10.
Me: But my ultrasounds have been measuring about a week and a half ahead of that, so it’s probably more like December 1.
Me: And with Lila my water broke five days before my due date, which puts me in the red zone around November 26.
Me: Thanksgiving weekend.
Me: And you’re working Thanksgiving weekend.
Nick: Just don’t drink any of that damned labor tea and we should be fine.