Early Arrival

While on duty as a nurse in the obstetrics department at the hospital, I was checking a young mother-to-be. "Is this your first baby?" I asked her.

"Yes," she answered calmly.

"Are you having any contractions or pressure?" I continued.

"No," she stated.

"Are you having any discomfort?"

Again the response was no. Laying my equipment aside, I said, "Honey, may I ask you why you’re here?"

"Today is my due date!" she replied happily.