When I was pregnant, my child did not pop out on his due date. Tired of informing everyone that he had not come out yet only to get another salad suggestion to induce birth, I chose to treat the wait for his birth the same as the world awaits a new pope.

Every day my baby didn’t come out, a photo of black smoke from the Vatican smoke stack, showed up on my Facebook feed until two weeks after the original due date, my friends and family saw white smoke with an accompanying “Habemus Bebe” video.

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