A new baby will be joining this Coast Guard family in about 8-9 months. Oh, wait, not mine. No, no, I have enough of those tiny creatures.
I am talking about a dear friend of mine. Of course, she has not yet made the news public, so I can only speak vaguely. Still, I am uber-excited for her and her husband. They have been close friends of ours for quite some time. My man in blue has served with her man at two units now and they have a great relationship.
Anyway, I am tickled pink (or blue) for them.
So, what to get a new Coastie baby? I suppose the first thing would be to figure out where the baby will be born. Yes, they are in fact awaiting orders. So, no one knows where they will end up next. I wish and hope they can stay in an area close to us so I can be there to greet the bundle of joy in his or her first few weeks. Though, I know she would prefer to be near her family when the baby arrives.
I was lucky enough to be within 3 hours of my family when I had each of my children. I know not many can say that. In fact, I have friends who have given birth all over the map. What a neat thing to explain to your children as they get older. It gives some additional uniqueness to know they possibly each have their own state that they were born in.
Alright, moms out there, how many Coastie babies do you have and how many different states have you given birth in. Let us see how much of the map we can cover.