Originally Posted by MrFarFromRight
I'm sorry if I made you jealous with my own experience of attendance at births. (That wasn't my intention.) But I'll tell you this: I have (for 2 different reasons) lost all contact with all 3 children involved - my ex-girlfriend's son, the girl who was born after my contractions, and her elder sister [and with their parents]. The 2 I saw born have recently turned 28. I haven't seen them since they were 8. I would willingly trade all my memories of those 2 home births for the chance to be their friend today.
Be a good friend to Gia and Eric's child and you won't mind so much missing the birth.
It's all good, I like hearing those stories. I'm so sorry that things haven't worked out so well since. And I think you're right, that's a really good way to think about it.