We're out in Salt Lake City for a few days; I've got a speaking gig at the University of Utah, and there's a confluence of cousins in town at the moment, so the kid's getting some face time, which is always good.
My sister and her husband just had their second kid last week, a boy, congratulations, all doing well, considering he shrieks like a bag of cats on a trampoline.
But when I joked that I hoped the kid arrived on a day other than my lecture, because I didn't want him to steal my thunder, they told me, "No sweat, the doctor scheduled us to induce two days after his due date [Wed.], so we could choose either Friday or Monday." [They chose Friday, he ended up being born Thursday.]
My mom said that in Utah, they don't wait around; if the kids aren't there within two days, they just pop'em out. I guess I can understand if the pace of baby-birthing around here is so frenetic, they have to wring some uncertainty out of the system, but still. I thought the induce if the kid's a week to ten days late standard was, well, a standard. Is this not the case?